Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Pale AlePale Ale
BA SCORE
43.2%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 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:
#35,709
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,083
Liked:
468
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
12.15%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
215
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,083 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of wakajawaka76
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Flatlands
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With all of the beers out there, I had forgot about this old standby. It is a great balanced APA. It's something to think that this was considered a strong beer for it's day 1989 and now, I like it for it's balance. Be sure to revisit your old friends!
A-Nice pale color, head goes down quickly.
S-I used to just down this stuff at the bars, slow down, actually has a nice aroma of fruit and hops. Never really remembered that.
M-Here's the balance, very nice, goes well with the summer BBQ or just sipping outside on the deck.
O-This one started the greatness at Boulevard and it still holds it's own in a crowded APA market.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of areich6
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying with my good friend pschul4

A: Pours a light amber color with a small amount of lingering, attractive looking head.

S: A slight smell of hop bitterness with an even less intense hint of fruitiness. Maybe apples or pears.

T: A little bit of astringent bitterness that quickly recedes to a corny, grain flavored finish.

M: This is the strongest characteristic of this beer. It is very smooth and easy drinking. This would be an excellent session brew.

O: Not bad, but overall, middle of the pack.

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Photo of pschul4
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared with my tasting partner areich6

A- Pours pretty light but sits in the glass darker than the pour. 1/2" head that falls back to little wisps of white on the top of the brew

S- Candied fruit and some hops, not a lot of aroma here but whats there is good

T- Very tasty, light citrus flavor and the pale malts are perfectly used on this one. Could drink this all day

M- The best kind of light you can imagine. Super drinkable but not wimpy

O- Probably my 3rd favorite APA behind ZD and Dig from NB. Great job Boulevard!

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Photo of imasloth
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this pale ale in a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- A hard pour yields two-fingers of orange tinged, puffy foam. The cap is craggy and deflates slowly to slightly cover the cap.

The body has the look of a hazy auburn with golden highlights. It is glowing in the glass.

Smell- A little bit of lemon citrus and a sweet, toasty malt mingles with brewing water. It is definitely soft, but if it tastes like this head smells, I think I am going to be just fine.

Taste- The hops are very present throughout the entire drink and really define the palate profile. It gives hints of orange and lemon.

What gives this beer a real boost is the delicate malt backbone that contributes a sweet and toasty profile. It is not unlike vanilla and wheat.

If there is anything wrong with this I suppose it has to be that the beer is so delicate. I prefer a profile that is a little more irreverent, but I cannot help but feel like I am nitpicking.

Mouth feel- Appropriate: this is the word that best describes the feel. This pale has a medium to light feel with decent carbonation.

Basically, it doesn't feel flat, and that is great.

Overall- Yeah, I debated on how much I liked the flavor of this pale. I suppose it doesn't do anything overwhelmingly amazing.

But it gets the fantastic score because of how well it is balanced; how good of a job it does at making me take a second quick drink, to relish the taste some more.

In this case, I can really appreciate how easy of a drink this is, and how great it tastes.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 43.2% out of 100 with 1,083 ratings
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