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:
1,081
Reviews:
415
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
213
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer :


Into a glass, the beer looks toasted orange, topped with a somewhat creamy head above. I smell a burst of vague citrus and a note of diacetyl, smelling like an old school pale ale. Not the cleanest pale ale around; there's a note of diacetyl with an herbal character with drops of citrus and honey. It all swims in a light body that's easy drinking. This was alright, though I'm more partial to the Tropical Pale Ale.

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Photo of toronadotornado
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aloft - Kansas City, KS - draft

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Photo of Suds
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a lightly hazy copper color...the head is soapy, brilliantly white, and leaves a wonderful lace. The aroma has a little fruit, some earthy hops, and a little light malt. Full in flavor, well balanced, and drinkable. Medium in body. Nice hop and malt mix in the mid-taste. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy yellow out the bottle, 1/2" white head. Grainy aroma, a little bit of lemon, grapefruit, very minimal.

Taste had some bitterness, recipe back before anything this far into the Midwest really had a hop character going for it. They strive for balance, it relatively achieves it for style.

No off flavors. Its like a pale ale for someone who doesn't want their pale ale british'd, but also doesn't like hops to be too big time.

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Photo of aufie
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey colored, slightly hazy, 40% opacity. Head is butter colored, 4 fingers, and recedes slowly.

Aromas of slight pine to start, white bread crusts, fresh oranges, and biscuit/cracker. Slight herbal on the back.

A bit of stale pine with mangoes, followed by nice cracker malts and a yeasty, bready finish.

Feel is on key with slight graininess, pastiness, and slight dryness on the back end.

Overall Boulevard Pale Ale is more in line with a Pale Wheat, which isn't a bad thing. I don't think I'd mind picking up a variety pack now. Incredibly mild and enjoyable!

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored and fairly hazy in complexion. There's a half inch tightly knit tan head resting on top. Aroma is of sourdough bread. The taste is very close in line with the aroma. I swear I'm drinking a liquid rendition of a soft pretzel sans salt. There's a gentle pine hop presence and a gentle lemon note at the back of the palate, but the malt is the story here. The mouth is fairly smooth and quaffable.

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Photo of FantasticOKC
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a nice hazy orange color and medium carbonation. Nice thick head, foamy on the top with oversized lower bubbles near the base. Very nice look.

Smell - Nothing special here. Smells like a Pale Ale (IMAGINE THAT!) Good hoppy, floral, citrus mix.

Taste - Standard Pale Ale. Hoppy and bitter, but not overpowering. Very well balanced and pleasant. Mildly dry on the finish.

Feel - Medium weight/body. Well balanced carbonation (not too much, not too little). Crisp and clean.

Overall - This is a good beer for just about any occasion. Want to enjoy something refreshing after mowing the lawn or on a warm spring evening? Try this one. Want to have something nice at dinner? Try this one. Need something good for a party? Try this one.

Extra Notes - Like much (but not all) of Boulevard's brews, this one is the standard for it's type. And when I say "standard," I do not mean "Gold Standard," just standard. What that means is, you will find nothing particularly special about it, but for it's type (in this case an American Pale Ale) it's the standard. Not "average," as "average" carries with it negative connotations. But when you think of an APA, this is the standard that you imagine. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's not going to let you down either.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,081 ratings.
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