Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Original Beer 1st Keg - Nov. 17, 1989

Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts impart a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.

30 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to FTowne for this one...

A: Pours a great cloudy orange/amber with a finger and a half of pure white head. The foam takes quite awhile to settles. There is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big malt, mild citrus, and mainly wet bread. I'm actually a bit surprised at how bready this pale ale smells. It even smells a bit like an adjunct lager.

T: This beer starts out with a quick burst of sweet malt, but the hops come on right after. I get bread, citrus, roses, and mild yeast in the middle. The finish is floral, oranges and more malt.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and wet to start, lingers on the palate in the middle, and finishes semi-dry.

O: It's a good pale ale, but nothing amazing. I'm happy to have tried this beer, but I don't think I'd seek it out again. However, if I was at a dive bar and this was one of the few beers on tap, I'd order it all day long.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange, carbonation, two finger head that lingers.

S-Moderate hops, citrus and floral, even some clove? Rounded out with slight grass.

T-Nice light citrus/floral notes. Mild and balanced. The slight bitterness you'd expect from an APA (could use some more IMO). As it warms the malt seems to take over though with some caramel flavors and the hops take a back seat.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation as well.

O-An OK APA but as it warms it takes a turn for the worse with the malt dominating. (Bottle was 2 months away from best by date)

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3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into small glass mug

A - mostly-transparent amber body under a large head of khaki foam; lots of small carbonation bubbles rising

S - caramel-sweet malt, citrus, touch of spice (coriander?)

T - malty with a hint of caramel sweetness, fresh bread, sweet fruit notes, bitter citrus, pine; citrus and spice for a bone dry finish; nice balance

M - chewy medium body, average/high carbonation, smooth

O - The hops on the label are no joke--smells and tastes pretty hoppy.

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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings