BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
More akin to an American standard, Blue Boar is pale gold and exudes a slightly sweet aroma. This beer definitely reminds us that Henry’s is a macro brewer--as it is bland tasting and lacking character, though smooth.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, hops, and a touch of pine. Flavor has a nice crisp taste with a clean dry finish.
BuckeyeBoy (3171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle Pours out a clear gold topped with a foam white head. Aroma of grain and light malt. Tast pretty much the same. A touch of hops at the end. Not much of a Pale to me.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Rating #159. Clear yellow/gold pour with a light white head. All skunk in the nose, it overpowers anything else that might have there. Flavor was the same, more skunk, why would a brewer use green bottles. (1539)
drjay44 (2860) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained, white head, over a fizzy, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is hints of cereal from the malts, hints of pine from the hops, minimal esters....taste is light Pils malts, hints of pine with a minimally bitter finish from the hops.....mouth feel light, watery, carbonation makes a soda quality. This is not an American Pale Ale. The hops are very minimally present. It is almost light enough to be a Pale Lager. BJCP 4/2/7/3/4
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light blonde color and light flavor as well. Malts and hop taste is present, thin body overall. Clean and crisp, but just doesnt have much kick.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not like it the first time I tried it, but after the 2nd and 3rd time it is not bad stuff and it is cheap.
mjg74 (2680) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a real good attempt at an APA. Tastes pretty much like a cheap lager. Not any hops to speak of. Some graininess.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale, foamy, looks and smells like skunked Heineken. Hints of paperclip and armpit. This is the worst of the bunch, a true drain pour.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good pale ale, not the mainstream pales, but top notch. I’m not a pale ale fan so I rated it a bit lower than It merits, but need to be truthful. Nice malt nose, fair hop presence, clean and fresh, a great summertime beer for the masses instead of the normal swill!