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Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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In November of 1989, John McDonald loaded his pickup and drove three blocks down the street to deliver the very first keg of Boulevard beer. Though significantly more assertive, Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed in loving tribute to that original Pale Ale. English pale malt gives the beer a rich, nutty malt flavor. Munich and Caramel malts add color and body, while a blend of Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Centennial hops contribute scintillating citrus aromas and complex, peppery notes.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwoSipDip (8897) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle @ home. Ruby red appearance with a creamy 1.5 finger white head. Fairly strong, fresh, semi-floral hoppy aroma that’s quite appetizing. Sweet pale malty flavor with a floral hoppy taste. The hop flavor is done very well and it is accurate that the hop flavor is fresh, full, and tasty. What a great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Bright amber pour with a tight off white head. Aroma is awesome sugary malt and tea like scents. Taste is more tea like flavor along with a caramel malt and floral bitter hop finish, some spice too. Palate is medium feel good fizzy carbonation and creamy dry finish. One of the best APA’s I have had!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Amber color out of the big bottle with a big, foamy off white head. Perfumey orange and hop resin nose. Flavors of orange zest, wet toast and some cardboard. Long bitter orange rind finish. It didn’t seem to be all that fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle thanks to Tran at Perry’s (in Dallas, TX). Bottle had a best before of June, 2011. Pours with a hazed copper body and a foamy off-white head. Aromas of pine, alcohol, grapefruit rind/zest, eucalyptus, esters, mealy grain and metal. Flavors are bready, malty, brown sugar in the finish. Dead/faded hops and some tea flavors. Okay, but it has already faded (as far as I can tell). Lively bubbles with a dry finish. Still pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Orange pour with off white head and lace. Bread and light citrus on the nose. Medium sweet caramel malt with a nice light citrus bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark orange color. The head was tall, creamy and off white with decent retention and lacing. Herbal green hop nose with distinct caramel and a little vanilla. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with carbonation on the lighter end of the spectrum. Flowery, herbal, green hop flavor supported by pale malt notes. Decent enough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Sparkly mouthfeel, very bitter and oily flavor, but a nice crispy hoppiness. Very drinkable. Sampled at the Nashville Beer Summit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
poured amberish with a slightly off white head. aroma was pepper, cigarette tobacco, and caramel. flavor was pepper, pine, caramel, alcohol, and citrus with a light body with high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
750ml bottle. Diggin the fresh hop aroma. Slight tropical fruit - coats my entire mouth nicely. I’m almost always impressed by Boulevard’s Smokestack offerings and this one is no different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Musky peach aroma with biscuit notes. Cloudy red with a light head. Good bitter/sweet balance, mellow with light tropical fruit notes.


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