Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,073
Reviews:
413
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
210
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rfbenavi80
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A main staple in my fridge. As Boulevard notes, this is their first beer that they made and marketed. It is a good start for some one looking to get into the craft scene. Pored from a bottle to a pint glass.

A- Color is a deep golden almost amber. Very little head came out of the pour, leaving no lacing.

S- I get a fruity, citrusy, hoppy scent.

T- Malty and hoppy. Both flavors are there. Nicely balanced. A good representation of the style.

M- Medium body, and not overly carbonated.

O- As I said before, this is a staple in my fridge. Easy to get, and decently priced. A nice one to kick back relax and enjoy the game. An easy drinker.

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Photo of Archimedes
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of dvanhandel
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TheCondor
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the other half of Boulevard Brewery's main one-two punch. This and Unfiltered Wheat account for the lion's share of Boulevard distribution; many of their other prodcuts are only consumed by beer geeks like me. Pale Ale poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice hazy gold color with a decent head that doesn't stick around for too long. However it does leave nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - Fruits, citrus, you absolutely know you are smelling some kind of pale ale when you whiff this one. No question. The hoppiness is predominant in the nose.

Taste - Well balanced between the malt and hops, doesn't swing too far in either direction. This is just a good representative of the style.

Mouthfeel - Leaves a slight lingering bitterness, finishes nice and smooth with mid ranged carbonation.

Overall - This is a good, solid beer. It won't blow your hair back or call your mom, but there certainly isn't anything wrong with it. Can likely be used as a session beer, and is also a good transition beer for trying to convert people to the craft beer scene, as it isn't too strong in any direction. Just a nicely made pale ale. I'd drink one of these any day.

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Photo of kclegends03
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dmfrench
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A salty, hollow, but not actually bad knock-em-back APA
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Drinking this four months before 'best by' date on bottle.

A: Hazy, deep pumpkin orange body with a somewhat persistent one finger yellowed white head.

S: Light sweet and slightly tart fruitiness, floral notes, and a bit of earthy hops. Malt is weaker and on butter and caramel. Really not that odoriferous, but what I can smell is pleasant, save for the tiny hint of adjunct/metal.

T: Zesty, earthy hops take over on palate, but are really not all that strong. Fruit and floral notes drop way back, and there's just enough malt backbone to leave you satisfied in that respect. The beer also has a certain saltiness to it. Quite refreshing and sessionable, but nothing special or complex. A bit hollow really.

M: Finely textured, slightly creamy, and very carbonated.

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Photo of jwmarcum
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of alalvarez75
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of thomismydad
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of freduardo
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ruckus232
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark yellow almost amber in color with a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Slight bit of earthy bitterness with a small amount of sweet almost fruity scent.

Taste: There is a slight hoppy bitterness which is complimented nicely by the sweetness that no longer seems fruity. The slight sweetness tones down the aftertaste bitterness.

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Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mtparty37
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of amart80
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of substanceD
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of 4balance
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of secondtooth
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich and frothy, with a pleasing golden amber appearance. Detailed lace. Nice.

Nose is slightly piney, with a little citrus. Subtle.

Flavor is nicely balanced, with hops and malts working in tandem, neither side overpowering the other. This is a smooth-drinking, sessionable pale ale, and one worth repeatedly enjoying.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of keenanite21
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,073 ratings.
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