mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle BB 05/05/06...Pours a slightly(everso) hazy copper color w/ a nice frothy white head...lotsa racing bubbles in the tumbler...Head retention is excellant, leaving a thick lace where it has slightly fallen over the course of 5min or so. This is what Iíd call nearly perfect appearance. From there, I go to a faint & faltering nose. Just not there...where is the aroma?? I canít smell my beer! Trying to delve into the shallow scents I can note some light malt prescence, a bit of phenol resembling plastic or cellophane, and a small brushing of resiny hops. Really, I am stretching to create those things...Iíve been smelling it now off and on for almost 10 min and the only thing I can call a dominate aroma is the bit of plastic...which is probably the hops or yeast...but it doesnít please me. It is amazing for its near complete lack of aroma. Then I taste it and I see why it doesnít have much aroma...it doesnít have much flavor either! Bland. Tastes more like a filtered lager beer than a bottle-conditioned pale ale. Slightly malty...a bit of metal pricks my tongue (all those rushing bubbles)...then a subliminal blend of citric and resin hops to round out the bitter finish. It does have some bitterness, this is at least something...and that plastic tinge comes back too...Very distracting. The head is still solid though, halfway through the glass...impressive. But the watery body isnít. Every time I drink this beer, I hold onto this hope that Iíll find some redeeming quality in it and Iíll be able to happily drink it from then on...it does look great in the glass, but that isnít helping my taste buds...the slight hop presence in the finish isnít enough to redeem this beer from tedium.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Aroma of malt and citirc hop. Fruit hints with balanced flavor. Clean finish. This is my fallback beer in KC- itís frequently found on tap and is much more preferable to any Anheuser Busch, Coors or Miller beer that would be offered.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: A nice APA. Very nice hops and great caramel tones. The colour was a nice amber and followed with a pleasant taste.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bonus brew from ericmc83)poured a murky yellow/orange body with a nice white head.as the head sunk it left nice lacing on the glass.aroma and flavor was your usual mix of hops and malts,although this was a little "dusty".overall not bad i guess.
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey colored beer with just a hint of orange tones in it. Nice looking beer with only a little head but the lacing lasts to the bottom of the glass. Light carbonation. Aroma is of tart fruits. The taste is light bitter and hops. Very smooth in the mouth. This is not really one of my favorite styles so points are probably lost for that. Nice beer, though.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very thin-bodied palate, a little watered-down with weak hopping for style and not much of a malt base, either...so what does it have?
koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, poured dark gold with white hice head head disapated but lasted a while. Grain aroma, thin body bold taste, well ballanced, malty taste with bite at end. Not too bitter, though i do prefer the hops taste of I.P.Aís i can tell you that this beer is a great beer.
swebri (16) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden light amber color with a substantial with head. Heavy carbonation! Bready aroma with some fruity undertones. Initial fruit malt taste but the heavy carbonation steals from the bittering hops. All in all a okay pale ale.
kgustaf (17) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just a few words: medium bitterness, cereal, earthy, grass, cloudy, pale, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, medium body,
I mostly drank this out of a bottle, and it is my least favorite of Boulevardís fine beers.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time favorites. Exellent fresh taste. I allways pick up a couple of cases when Iím back in KC to last a few weeks. Replaced Sierra Pale Ale as my favorite, has a liitle less pine needles taste