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:
1,079
Reviews:
415
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
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14
Gots:
212
For Trade:
0
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3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured my way up to a 3" head that had quite a bit of staying power and left nice lacing .

Hoppy aroma.

Taste is fairly bland. Hops bitter is all there is. No depth.

Mouthfeel is light and crispy. Not much body.

This is just a so so beer in my opinion. Drinkable, but not memorable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - pours slightly hazy golden amber with a slightly off white head. Head dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a bit of foam on the top. Leaves a bit of splotchy lacing (not much) and does not appear to be overly carbonated.

S - the malt backbone and floral and citrus hops are nicely balanced on the nose. Some toffee and caramel notes there as well. Nothing too crazy here, just a solid example of the style.

T - a bit of floral and citrus hops up front and then moves back into the caramel and malty backbone of the beer. Very nicely balanced again, as it should be. Not too much in the way of hops, not too much malt. Pretty dang good.

M - medium to light bodied. Moderately carbonated. Finishes smooth.

O - overall, a solid beer. Nothing outstanding, but as I said above, a fairly decent example of the style and sessionable as well. I would definitely pick up a six pack for a barbecue or party.

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pale malts in the nose along with some hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of bready and caramel malts with hints of citrus. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink and can be considered sessionable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle: clear, deep golden to amber with a quickly dissipating white-head.
I was quite surprised and pleased by the aroma: very fresh, sweet and fruity - oddly faintly similar to something belgian with a hint of banana.
The refreshing aroma follows through on palate: very flavorful with a fruity, semi-sweet entry, almost a hint of marmalade. There is some faint hop bitters on the back of the tongue, but this is a fairly balanced, malt forward interpretation of an American pale ale.
The mouthfeel is rather slick with a short-lived sweetness on the palate. The carbonation is about average for the style, adding a spritz character to the mouthfeel.
I enjoyed this one, though there was an off-putting banana-like flavor that detracted from the experience. Worth trying but you can easily find better options.

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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,079 ratings.
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