The Boulevard Brewing Company beers are usually available in Brookings, but I picked this 750 ml bottle up at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor in Sioux Falls. It cost $13.39. I had heard about this release for a couple months and was looking forward to trying it. Boulevard has some good year round hoppy beers in their Pale Ale and Single-Wide IPA. This 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale did not disappoint. The malts are a mixture of English pale, Munich and caramel. A mixture of Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Centennial hops are used. I hope it becomes a regular seasonal release.
ABV = 7.4%
IBUs = 40
The beer poured out deep gold and slightly cloudy with a big fluffy head into a pint glass. It had a nice piney and citrus hop aroma. The flavor was a nice balance between the the citrus hops and malt. It wasn’t too bitter (note the IBUs = 40). It would pair nice with a grilled burger in my opinion.
Grade = A-
I wish it was available Brookings. I would drink it again and recommend it!