Tropical Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tropical Pale AleTropical Pale Ale
BA SCORE
59.2%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 299 ratings
Tropical Pale AleTropical Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JLaw55 on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,782
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
299
Liked:
177
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
8.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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Photo of srw
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of classixIII
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is gold, head presents at almost 1.5 inches deep, lowers slowly to a solid 1/2 inch top, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is light malt, then quick grapefruit bitterness and sourness, rind like, enticing.

Taste is equally full of grapefruit qualities: more fruity sourness, then some rind and bitterness; malt is light but present mainly light toast and neutral grain. Grapefruit juice like flavor really starts to take hold as it warms up a bit; others have hinted at other tropical fruit notes which seem to be present but difficult to distinguish.

Mouthfeel is medium, crisp, lingering bite.

Overall a very good fruited pale ale, pronounced grapefruit flavor and subtle malt backbone.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tropical Pale Ale brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., With an ABV of 5.90% This American Pale Ale pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. There is some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with sweetness, citrus, and mild hops. You also pick up on some nice gains and malts. So far this is an inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with grapefruit citrus sweetness, and hops. The grapefruit is a nice note to this brew. You also pick up on some nice grains and malts as well. This is a well balanced pale ale. The body of Tropical Pale Ale is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. Tropical Pale Ale would go nice on a hot summer day. For being a grapefruit brew, it is not overpowering, it is there but in a good way. The month feel of Tropical Pale Ale is Clean , Grapefruit, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Boulevard Brewing Co. Did a real nice job with this pale ale. If you are looking for something different, look this brew up.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L-Darker than expected. Golden amber/copper look. Streams of bubbles. Slight rim hugging head.
S-Grassy, piney, hoppy. All very subdued, but there. A slightly funky/kushy aroma. Boozeyness follows.
T-Toned down, bitter, tart, grapefruit-y, there's some tropical fruit as well. Lemon? Very good and fresh.
F-Refreshing, light bodied, and slightly dry.
O- It's refreshing, yet kind of heavy for a pale ale. So there's kind of a limbo between where I would want to drink this beer. All together, very good, well crafted pale ale.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chris826
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGoeltz
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

8/5/17 draft @ Winking Lizard Peninsula

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Cruzgator
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jwale73
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a semi-translucent orange-gold with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose is fairly subdued - earthy notes and a hint of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste follows nose - more tropical fruit comes out but it's quite acidic. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation and an assertive acidity for the style. Overall, not a bad beer but nothing special.

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Photo of StoutBruin2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tropical Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick, with spotted lacing, and a clear mediuum golden body.

I smell the bright, but not cloying, added elements with a hop bill that compliments the fruit wonderfully.

Tastes like slightly sweet, slightly sweet blend of hops and the fruit notes. I'm really digging the all around flavors going on.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate this at 4.5

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Photo of Dewsby
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tropical Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 59.2% out of 100 with 299 ratings
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