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 (1420) - 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.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great copper pour with a slim white head but such a faint hoppy aroma. I was quite disappointed. Smooth. Light hops. Some floral and fruit in the flavor. Nothing too special though. Even more disappointed with the flavor. Not watered down, just lacking some flavor. But then again I'm a fan of hoppy Pale Ale's so I'll give Boulevard the benefit of the doubt. Had this in Lawrence, KS.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured yellow/orange with a thick white head. I smelled this one right away. Big fruity notes of orange and grapefruit. Nicely hopped and great flavor. Very good.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured medium yellow-orange with a big malty head. There's just a vague sweet aroma, but the flavor is a zesty wonderful blend of fruity hops and malt. Excellent.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper color with a white, frothy head. Smells of citrus and the shredded wood used for hamster bedding.(not a bad thing). Easy drinking Americn pale with grapefruity hop flavor and decent fruity malt flavor well balanced. A little sweeter and easier quaffing than bottled SNPA. Dry finish with a little sourness. A decent and fairly priced APA.
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great fruit and floral aroma with cherries. Standard pale ale appearance. Flavors of hops and fruit. This is what a pale ale should be.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a medium-sized white head. Citric hop aroma with a touch of carrot. Flavor is more citric, grapefruit-y hops. Very dry, sour finish. Hello, malt? Where are you? Why didn't you come to this party? A very raw pale ale.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of my very first batch of homebrew; a SNPA clone, only this is quite a bit better.
Pours a cloudy amber with a decent head and some lacing.
The scent is what first caught me with this beer. Nicely hopped! Some citrus notes, but they're very subtle.
Taste is of hops, a little yeasty, though, but well balanced with the malt. It's better than average but nothing special.
Mouthfeel is very creamy; nicely done. It's not as crisp as SNPA but it's smoother. Overall this is pretty good considering it didn't come from the PNW... < smirk >
Complements of MJR. Thanks, Mark!