Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Rated 3.486 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

7.4% Alcohol by Volume

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In November of 1989, John McDonald loaded his pickup and drove three blocks down the street to deliver the very first keg of Boulevard beer. Though significantly more assertive, Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed in loving tribute to that original Pale Ale. English pale malt gives the beer a rich, nutty malt flavor. Munich and Caramel malts add color and body, while a blend of Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Centennial hops contribute scintillating citrus aromas and complex, peppery notes.

ID: 40008 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank3396
Overall Percentile93.1
Style Rank74 of 2012
Style Percentile96.3
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.850
Weighted Score3.486
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Corked bottle hiding a great beer. Golden orange in colour, slightly hazed, thin creamy cap. Caramel, citrus, and peppery spices dominate the aroma. Flavour is well balanced with a spicy dryish finish. Would love to know why a beer brewed with English malt is an American Pale Ale though

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    750ml bottle, best by 06/2011. Pours a hazy tea amber with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

    The aroma is bready caramel and crystal malts with some grassy fruity hops.

    The flavor is some grassy hops and a little melon and resin with light to medium bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

    Overall, I was a bit disappointed. The flavors were kind of bland and I didn't care for them.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Boulevard does it again with this wonderful 21st anniversary ale. Aromas of caramel, sweet floral and citrus notes as well blended into a nice bouquet. Appearance was a deep hazy orange with a nice thick head. Flavor of citrus to start, fading into a mellow malty middle, with a little bite at the end. Overall a very nice pale ale, and i wish i had another.

  • HEEMER77 1009 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From a 750ml bottle purchased at a Hy Vee in Des Moines. This poured a slightly hazy deep copper color with a light yellowing paper colored head that clings a little to the glass. The nose is sweaty and earthy with lots of grapefruit and musk. There is also some sweet caramel and malt. As the brewery says, it smells like an amped up version of the their pale ale. The taste is surprisingly smooth and restrained compared to what I was expecting. It has the expected grapefruit and a little hint of woody pine up front. Then it mellows a little with notes of black tea and tobacco. There is also a nice spicy note of black pepper in the end. Overall, the mouthfeel is very soft, but it is not under carbonated, it is almost like a cask in good condition. This is very well done and a pleasant surprise. Congratulations to Boulevard on this one! I just hope people drink this one fresh as it is intended, it is no hop bomb and will just get smoother with age. I really like this one and wouldn’t mind seeing it being made a more regular release, with a lower price tag of course.

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