Hoopla

Colorado
United States
Boulder Beer Hoopla Pale Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

In search of the perfect festival beer, the Boulder Beer brewers and Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident and an avid homebrewer, joined creative forces. Imagination and improvisation flowed freely, and Hoopla was born. Hoopla Pale Ale is dry-hopped with generous amounts of Glacier hops for a fruity, floral hop aroma and flavor that will have your taste buds dancing.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
40 - 50˚ F
Hops: 
Nugget, Glacier, Centennial
Malts: 
Pale Malt, Carared Malt, Melanoidin Malt, Chocolate Malt
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

A somewhat bready malt aroma intertwined with fresh-smelling hops that can best be described as having the aroma of a wide field of clover-grassy and floral. After a beautiful copper/orange pour, the malt is dry and bready, almost cookie-like, contributing more body than flavor. The hops are clean, grassy, and provide a thirst quenching, snappy dryness. That quenching dryness is the real strong point of this beer. A good pale ale should be clean and drinkable, with enough character to make it interesting. This beer has a vibrant hop character with a solid malt base. A bit strong for a session beer, but it is an easy drinking pale ale with a solid punch of hops.