Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Pale AlePale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
1,083 Ratings
Pale AlePale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,127
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,083
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
217
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,083 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of danems64
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rlee1390
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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Photo of lwillitz
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Moby
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MatthewBuchholz
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper to amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation at the surface. The beer has a finger tall dense light beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted pale malts with some light fruits and hints of citrus hops.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is mild with very good balance - not too sweet and not too bitter. There is a toasted malt body with some light hints of caramel. There are also some light citrus (orange/lemon) hops which impart a delicate bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A little more delicate in flavor then I expected but this is a very enjoyable beer. The beer is quite easy to drink and could be sessionable.

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Photo of Chuck_25
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of dogfish7
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of craigmj7
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy orange amber with a slight head and light lacing. Orange light malt with light citrus. Finishes with a light malty, spicy flavor. Nice for a low ABV ale. Darker and more flavorful than I'd expect from a pale ale. Boulevard does a good job on these beers

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jackie for the bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Clean amber with good clarity. A finger of head with a bit of an orange tint. Decent retention, no lacing.

S) The aroma is mild pine, citrus, light malt presence and a little hint of yeast.

T) Mild flavors like the nose, but this strikes a nice balance. This beer will not wow you with flavor, but there is enough hops to keep it interesting. A remarkably clean finish.

M) A medium to lighter medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel here is really what you look for in a session ale. Smooth... This goes down with ease.

O) Nice Pale Ale right here. Not as flavorful as some offerings, but if you're looking to knock back a sixer on the patio, or around the fire pit, this will do the job. Glad to recommend this beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,083 ratings
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