kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
This is a top notch brew from Boulevard. On tap, pours a brown, dark caramel color and smells of caramel and hints of fruits, malts and hops. Flavor is great, all of the smells with the smooth finish. ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Draft. Really nice beer. Great hop aroma and flavor. Nice citrus tones. This is a pale that make you want to have another. randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2009
The original! The flagship!
A tasty, tasty session beer with a great hop kick. When pairing with food, make sure it’s original kansas city barbecue... preferably from Arthur Bryants or Jackstack. Stands up to the spice and really encourages you to drink it all day. This used to be my go-to Boulevard beer for session drinking, but now that their Single Wide IPA is out... we have a contender. ronaldtheriot (1932) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2010
I really enjoyed this delicious beer. It has a thick, off-white head and a clear, amber appearance. Carbonation is moderate to high. The aroma is of roasted grain, and the taste is spicy and hoppy, with maybe a hint of orange? Mouth-feel is medium, and this finished very satisfying. I can’t really think of any negatives for this product. Give it a try!
RJT chuckt (6) - aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003 does not count
The beer to order when you are in KC at either Houstons or The Plaza Three, goes great with a Prime Rib. Very light does not fill you up before you eat. You can definatly taste the hops.
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Tap at The 54th Street B&G in Liberty, MO Coppery-Orange with a small off white head. Aroma is of hops. Flavor of citrusy/spicy hops with a little malt. This is an above average pale ale. This beer is completely different on tap than poured from a bottle. This was the beer that really got me into craft beer. robgmizzou (2) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2006 does not count
This is a great PA for people who arent hop addicts. This is the one that my hop junkie friends and I can agree on. A solid brew, even better on tap. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Pours a pale copper with a huge frothy and persistent, very lacy ivory head. Smells of citrusy and herbal hops with some light underpinnings of fruity pale malt.
Lots of herbal hops in the first mouthful, nice bite, Then the hops dominate all the way to the finish. I’m not sure if the hops are so strong or the malt profile is that thin. Some fruity malt profile detectable but way back there. Hops linger in the aftertaste. All things considered, nice stuff. An uncomplicated but tasty pale ale. tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Great beer, has a good balance of hops, but I’m a fan of IPA’s so there could be a little more. Has a nice copper color and a perfect white head. Aroma isn’t too strong, unlike an IPA. Anything Boulevard is a great. Bludwig (31) - USA - APR 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Aroma: This beer has a very delicate and citrusy aroma that reminds me of fresh noble hops and lemon zest. It is very pleasant and refreshing to smell.
Appearance: I poured the bottle conditioned ale with vigor yet the head did not remain long. It is a lovely medium amber color and there is still some lacy foam around my glass.
Taste: This ale has a very refreshing hop assertiveness in beginning that seems to slowly fade into a nice light malty finish that feels still light and refreshing with a slight biscuity and dry finish.
Palate: The Beer is very lively on the palate which is surprising because of the poor head retention. The acidity is definitely present which lends to the overall thirst quenching characteristic of the beer. The hops seem to do an excellent job of balancing the malt of the beer which is kept light so the beer finishes without any of that overly sweat feeling so many American pale ales seem to have.
Overall: An excellent example of an American session beer. A refreshing and well made all that although it doesn’t smash your face off with the craziest flavors ever, should be held in high regard by anyone looking to enjoy a quality ale.