j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle at Blipp’s going away tasting. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Floral with old malt on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet malt, old and oxidized, plum and prunes, sweet cherry. Old. Just old. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
If only the regular line of boulevard pale was as good as this. Great aroma, good orange appearance, medium bodied and delicious. Malaclemys (464) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and malt not too hoppy. Mild hop flavor. Mostly citrus well balanced bitterness. Nice one M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Consumed week of release in KC from cork and cage, balanced restrained American pale ale complexities, one that grows on you with every sip, really nice Cuff_Links (40) - - DEC 31, 2012
Poured a hazy orange with small off-white, tan (kinda) head. Smelled hoppy (surprisingly so), with a touch of flowers and pine (citrus? maybe). Taste is floral with some bitterness and also citrus with some bitterness. A medium-body with mild carbonation,finishes with orange. Would drink again, but it is an Anniversary Beer.
kevinator (2718) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
This was good but probably getting at the end of its shelf life. The aroma was a cereal malt with some floral. Nice palate with a full feel that has subdued over time. It had a nice pumpkin color with a solid head from a hard pour. Sweet alcohol and bread taste with an evenly matched hop bitterness, but not so much that I felt I was drinking an IPA. I wish they still made this. Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Golden amber. A perfect inch of white head that holds on.
Smells like honeysuckle and a lighter citrus.
Light taste compared other fresh hop ales I’ve had. Still good. Malt and hops are balanced well with the malt sweetness coming through just a little more than the bitter of the hops.
Moderate body, a good amount of bubbles on the tongue, but it does not come off as too carbonated.
Despite my preconceived idea that a fresh hop ale should be "hoppy" apparently Boulevard was after a more malty pale ale. In that respect they succeeded. It drinks great; easy to drink but complex enough to enjoy slowly.