Boulevard Brewing Announces Tropical Pale Ale in Cans

Boulevard Brewing Tropical Pale Ale can

While many breweries are turning towards citrus-infused IPAs, others are going tropical, like Sierra Nevada’s new Tropical IPA and now Boulevard Brewing’s upcoming Tropical Pale Ale in cans. These tropical pales derive their fruit characteristics from the new breeds of hops that are adding the notes of mango, berries, and pineapple to the citrus flavors we have already come to love.

Boulevard Brewing has just announced Tropical Pale Ale as a new year-round beer that will be joining its core lineup this April. Tropical Pale is inspired by Boulevard’s collaboration with Florida’s famed Cigar City Brewing. Tropical Pale Ale marries the breweries’ love of balanced pale ales with the bright, refreshing flavors of grapefruit and passionfruit accented by juicy, citrusy hops. 

The brewery’s official description:

Tropical Pale Ale begins with a base of soft pilsner malt layered with Maris Otter, Munich, and caramel malts. Huge late hopping with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, Topaz, and Azacca lends bright flavors of mango, pear, blueberry, and citrus to a pale ale featuring slightly toasted biscuit and caramel/toffee notes. Tropical Pale Ale is infused with grapefruit and passion fruit juice at the conclusion of the boil, resulting in a refreshing acidity and bold tropical fruit flavor and aroma. Currently scheduled to debut in six packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft in April, Tropical Pale Ale is 5.9 ABV and 45 IBU. 

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