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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Crown cap 22oz bottle stamped "enjoy by Sep 28 2011". Slightly past date, almost certainly a good thing for me. The brightness of IPAs built this way is usually too much for me, a little "mutation" is a good thing in my opinion. Pours pale reddish gold with a quarter inch head quickly fading to minimal lacing. Dusty floral nose, not too soapy, some orange peel and brine. Thinner texture fits beer’s overall lightness, nice bitterness not overwhelming. Muted tones of dried herbs and flowers. Bright, but not in your face. Its slight over-age has worked in its favor. Any fresher and I’d need a hot summer day to go along with it.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Undated can, new to Reno 3 weeks ago. Tasted and smelled medium fresh. Liked the fruity tropical aroma ad flavor going on, haylike backbone, light biscuit and caramel malt. Simple, tasty. Lower scores around the 50th percentile on rb...I thought it slightly above average and sessionable. "

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Festive can. Aroma is very hoppy be at first. Lots of pine. Then it mellows out into a sweetish malty affair. Clear burnt orange beer. Ivory head. Clean, hoppy, woody. Not terribly interesting, but drinkable. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (804) - PERU - SEP 12, 2014
Can-Pours a hazy copper with a creamy head. Nice tropical aromas. Taste has light citrus notes with some bitterness, but also some soapy flavor. Average at best.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1186) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
a very bitter and hoppy pale from boulder beer. bitter aftertaste and smells hoppy. had a can pour from revolution brewing. pours orange in color with a white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (781) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Can. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is floral, malty, molasses, very grainy, sweet. Taste is very grainy- cereal, nuts, balanced, a b it flat. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (472) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Amber color with one finger head. Citrus aroma. Light taste of grain and a little citrus. Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in boulder. Very cool spot . Pours a hazy brown color with a slight haziness.. Standard iPa

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of light florals, pine, and caramel. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is a decent amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel with a hint of citrus. He finish has light pine, grass, and a hint of grapefruit. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Medium fragrant hoppy nose with a bit of caramel sweetness. Hazy dull amber with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild flavors, muted caramel sweetness. Decent hop bitterness and a little floral character. finish is smooth with lingering bitterness in the after.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Draught at Boulder Beer Company. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, resin, caramel and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with hops, grapefruit and caramel. Good APA.


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