matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Mjames for sending me the great collection of Boulevard, You Rock Mike!
Pours with a foggy bronze body and a billowing ivory head. The aroma is malty, lots of caramel, but at the same time I note a wonderful hoppy presence; a bit citric, but more a note of cedar wood chips. Yep, this is more an English Pale Ale, but it’s a damn fine rendition! Nice woodsy notes, pine and cedar from the hops. Then I pull caramel and fine notes of brown sugar and butterscotch. Medium palate and a crisp tart finish… Brewing Done Well!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange color with a nice white head. Citrusy, flowery hop aroma. Dry body with a mild hop flavor, fruity citric finish. A drinkable pale ale if nothing else.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Marleybone. This is $2 a pint at my corner pub. Amber in color, solid hop presence without being overdone to make a point. Tan head. The least smooth of the Boulevard ales, but a delicious standard for the price. Can be found most anywhere on tap in the Omaha market.
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick, creamy, and hoppy. Tan color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of candy and hops. Very nice taste! Kind of sharp but still pleasant. Very good version of a pale ale.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an amber color with thin white head. Has flavors of malt, hops, and caramel. Descent tasting APA.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 A good pale ale. I was impressed by the boulevard brewing company with this beer
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm on a kick of being disappointed by pale ales - this one isn't bad - it in now way resembles the disasters I had at Springfield's microbrewery - but it doesn't have the floral freshness I was craving, either. It seems like it has all the right parts, but in a tired, exhausted sort of way. Rather like a distinguished, but slightly rumpled gentleman with a few faded grease spots on his silk tie.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was a little surprised with this brew. Pours a golden yellow with wonderful head with decent lacing. Flavors similar to sierra nevada but with even more bitterness.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer. the color is amber. the flavor is slightly fruity but lacks a strong hop identity.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. Well, perhaps just a tad thin, but not hardly. The biterness seemed to fade after just a bit, but I attribute that more to myb excessive hop intake. I think it's really right on the mark. Kansas being relatively close, this is only the third time I've had it. Each time brought to me. This one I picked up in Portlsnd from a former K.C. occupant. Were it available I could easily see this as a great seesion beer. Decent stuff.