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Boulder Beer Pass Time Pale Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A perfect companion any way you pass time, this British-style pale ale is exceptionally soft and sweet compared with highly hopped American-style pale ales. The hop subtlety, distinct malt character and rich caramel color of Pass Time Pale Ale work together to create a smooth, lightly carbonated ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2012
The English Pale Ale is not often attempted in the States so kudos to them for giving it a shot. Its a tough thing to brew so lightly and all of the imperfections shine through. The hops donít dominate in favor of sweet, bready malts. There is a little lemon zing, but its barely discernible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Copper in color. Not much noticeable aroma...definitely English-style. Smooth malt character but light. Leaves you thirsting for another sip. Notes: Brewery visit during GABF

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Re-rating and upping the score. The hops profile in this is not the most pleasant - a little sour - but downing the rest of the six pack with various meals during the week (especially Sunday breakfast) helped me better appreciate the taste.

Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is just off the mark - very honey-like sweet at the start breaking into a nice hops bitterness that holds promise but descends into a sour grassey mess at the finish. that final sour hops slug is really rather unpleasant. Nice palate. Distinctive but Iíll pass on this in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Color of honey, aroma of cardboard. Flavor starts off with a nice, sweet, honey ting, little bit of caramel malt, and then dirty dishwater emerges. This is gross. Bottle from Midtown Wine & Spirits, Nashville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
This poured a copper color with a minimal white head. The aroma contains some caramel, toffee, and floral notes. The flavor is rather malty with some caramel, toffee, and a hint of lemons. The finish is rather sweet. Here you have it folks, they did the EPA spot on but I dont care for the style too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright burnt orange. Head is minimal and unremarkable. Sweet nose of caramel malt and some hops. Sweet toffee taste with minimal bitterness in the finish. Grassy and earthy hops come through the more you drink the beer, but itís the malts that are the real star. If it had more hops going on, this thing could be astronomical. As it is, itís simply quite good. Thatís not a bad thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (7492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap @ brewery. Smelled like a copper penny. Pretty mild body with a bland and unimaginative taste. Crisp and dry finish, so its easy to drink but not very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Clear orange, light off white ring. Aroma is light fruity malt, caramel, sweet, light metal, some hop bitter notes. Taste is more metallic malt sweetness, some apple, hops are fruity but nondescript, a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange copper color with thin gray film. Aroma of english barley, butter, malts, cherry. Taste is sort of a mix of these flavors but more bland, with a rather uninspiring finish, slightly metallic. Medium bodied and slightly watery. Not horrible but for the same price you can just get better beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Toffee like malty sweet aroma. The flavor has sweeter malts with some light earthy hops. Ok.

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