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RATINGS: 174   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.

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


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (224) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2012
A canned version, itís very cool looking. Speaking of looking, I donít thin I find a date canned/best by date on it unless this is it: 2 08 09 etc.. It pours very nicely, a clearish deep gold with a 2 finger head of fluffy foam that is a slow shrinker. Good lacing ensues. Taking a few whiffs, I get some floral hops that are nice but that seems to be all I get. The taste is kind of bitter, bitter in not such a good way. Is there such a thing as burnt hops? Bitter gone wrong, imho. Thereís no saving grace of a malt backbone or, at least, not much of one that I can attest to. Iím not enjoying this very much and I have 5 more cans to deal with. Thereís some slight notes of grapefruit that I can taste now but that isnít going to save how I feel about this brew. This one is screaming for some balance and the screams go unheard.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3648) - 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 (1688) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roxtersoxter (268) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours golden amber with small white head. Excellent aroma of citrus, pine, hops, and flowers. Flavor of bitter hops with hint of citrus. Good beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1649) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1977) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (462) - Holdrege, 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 didnít manage to succeed. Overly hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2062) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1909) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
An okay pale ale. Lots of citrus, some bread and grass. Nice amount of carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hoppsan (129) - 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


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