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Boulder Beer Hoopla Pale Ale



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Magic happened this year in Boulder, CO, when local music and local beer came together. In search of the perfectly drinkable, yet flavorful, festival beer, the Boulder Beer brewers and avid homebrewer Kyle Hollingsworth, Keyboardist of the String Cheese Incident, joined creative forces. Imagination and improvisation flowed freely, and Hoopla was born.

Hoopla Pale Ale is dry-hopped with generous amounts of Glacier hops for a fruity, floral hop aroma and flavor that will have your taste buds dancing! Its lively hop character is wonderfully balanced with a crisp, clean finish from the unique blend of US and German grains, making Hoopla the perfect companion to festival season.

“We wanted to make a beer that was hoppy, but still appetizing to non-hop-drinkers and drinkable on hot days at summertime festivals,” Kyle explains about the recipe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
With a little Restless Wind playing in the background...Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus, grass and a touch of floral. Taste is sweet with mild bitters. Medium bodied with a crisp finish. I would enjoy this at a festival or two and it would make an excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1732) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12oz can from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a crystal clear orange color with 2 fingers of foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, light caramel, and sweet tea. Taste of sweet grains, citrus zest, hints of caramel, and a mild earthy/piny hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft. A- Floral, pines, spices, citrus. A- Copper color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Very bitter, mild sweetness, hoppy. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- They said they wanted to make this appetizing to non-hop drinkers but they didn’t manage to succeed. Overly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (1881) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Nitro at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a large white head that looks more like a milkshake. The aroma is very floral with light citrus. The taste has a nice light bitter pop but has a good hoppy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Can. Pours amber with an off white soapy head. Aroma is malty and floral herbal hops. Taste had good bitterness floral earthy hops and herbal caramel malt. Palate is thin/medium with a chalky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
An okay pale ale. Lots of citrus, some bread and grass. Nice amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hoppsan (95) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Can. Filtered, tired look. Pineapple in aroma. Bubblegum and ash in taste. A different brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (776) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Can, 33cl - Semi hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, peaches, tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor is fruity with notes of peaches, citrus and caramel. Very balanced hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 8, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold in color with a white head. Taste light hop, sweet, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
355ml can from Beer Culture, New York. Great little pale ale that has all the right things, great aroma and flavour and looks good in the glass.

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