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Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts imparts a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole Cascade hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Nice gold straw color, one finger high of dense, thickly puffed vanilla ice cream colored top. Lace in some tiny spots and strings. Smell is mildly subdued of lemon and grapefruit with a bit of dryish malts. Taste is a fast start of caramel sweet malts, kinda breadish that turns right into mild fruits of lemon and grapefruit, sort of a dulled juicyness. Quite easy with a smooth carbonation and fruity mild sweetness and a fabulous backing of toasty breadish malts. Medium body feel, a bit thin in places, but would suit for a good session beer as this stuff goes down easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Dark copper color with a medium head. Faint hop aroma. Flavor of hops and bready malt. Very drinkable. Thanks to Dogbrick for the trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Citrus hoppy aroma and slightly cloudy, wispy head that tries to leave rings but not quite. Orange and hops (orange peel?) and a clean finish on the bitter side. I'd like to compare this and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale side by side. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2003
nice strong floral hop aroma with a soft round malt backdrop. mildly cloudy bronze color. light taste with a well developed full hop flavor. beggining is tangy, overall very citrusy. a nice apa that i intially bought to drink while riding in the back of a pickup truck on my way home from Laramie. luckily i fell asleep and still had 2 more to rate when i got home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Bottle RAF: Clear golden color with a sweet dandelion aroma. Good balance between soft sweetness and bitter flavor. Some complexity is lacking though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 RAF: Rather bland with medium bitterness. No assertive nose, and is as a matter of fact rather skunky. RE-RATE 6/3/03: Much better in bottle than at RAF! Quite a floral, citrusy character to it. Not terribly hoppy, but very well balanced and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Cloudy orange in color, little or no head. Carmel and pine aroma. Odd sweet flavor(carmel?) mixed with pine bitterness. Good beer. Thanks PhillyBeer2112!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
A nice, easy-sipping pale ale. Smoothly malty with nary a trace of hops. Could use a bit more oomph, but it was a welcome relief from the BudMillerCoors that completely dominated what passed for the beer market in Des Moines, Iowa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2003
This is a slightly above average APA. It maintains a nice frothy head till the glass is empty. It has a nice hoppiness which balances well with the caramel malt. Somewhat bitter finish. I traded some of Lakefront Brewery's finest for this one, I think I got the worse end of the deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Smells like peaches, with a slightly hoppy aroma. This is a very carbonated ale, more so than the many other Boulevard ales, which has me confused why they call this their "flagship beer". Overall this pale is rather average and boring. I may try again in the future, but if there's another pale available I think I'll pass on this one.

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