maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Nose is noticeably hoppy, but the hops smell more like pepper than one of the traditional hop flavors. Taste isn’t all that bitter, but there’s a little bite to it, along with a faint hint of citrus. Not a lot of substance to the flavor, but drinkable. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle... Poured a pale, watery yellow with a thick white head. I think they forgot what style of beer they were making. Sickening aroma of sour malt, and it just tastes like hoppy seltzer water. Very disappointed in this one to be considered a pale ale. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2002
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. maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at The Burrito House (PDX). Sugary sweet malt nose. Pale straw color. Sweet, cookieish maltiness, very light citrus hop, light cake frosting finish. Thin. Claims to be brewed with Cascade hops, but they are not detectable. This was the only beer on the menu that I hadn’t tried before, and so I gave it a go. Pretty "crafty" stuff. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2006
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.
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2009
12oz bottle 3/4/09 (Tukwila Trading Post)-Pours a clear golden body with a small white covering for a head. Aroma of skunk. Taste of slight hops and a little malt. This light bodied brew should not be put in a green bottle and I was expecting more from this beer. drjay44 (3892) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
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 Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Very clear and pale yellow ... headless. Corny nose. Thin and watery texture. Malts were reminiscent of wet bread with honey and a little DMS on top. Ripe apple notes were nice, albeit subdued. No head, but rather carbonated mouthfeel ... a little chewy, too. Finish was dry and relatively lifeless. A few seconds later, in the aftertaste, some bitterness (with a hint of toast) surfaced. Not quite enough to balance things out, though. Yawn. mjg74 (3204) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Not a real good attempt at an APA. Tastes pretty much like a cheap lager. Not any hops to speak of. Some graininess. bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Either this "Irish Style Ale" tastes a lot like Heineken, or Heineken is an "Irish Style Ale". Apparently Blue Boar is an American Pale Ale in the end. Hmmm.