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Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Dark black in color with a big all-around hop presence, Boulder 35 remains a well-balanced big IPA with a smooth roasted malt flavor. And at 9.5% alc./vol., it’s a perfect beer to share among friends while raising your glass to Colorado’s vibrant craft beer scene, all started 35 years ago.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3805) - - NOV 23, 2014
green wax 22oz bottle. clear near black with ruby highlights under a medium sized, creamy, tan/brown head with good retention. piney citrus hop aroma with grapes and dark roasted grain. flavors is nothing out of the ordinary with this style including roast, chocolate, citrus and pine. alcohol is a bit strong and makes quite a presence. not a fan of the style, especially the big, boozy, piney ones like this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2418) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, earthy hops, light pine, chocolate and light coffee. Similar flavor, adding a medium bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body with ample carbonation and a smooth finish. Pretty tasty Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Heavy deep brown pour with a thin light beige foamy sticky head. Big earthy nose with some leafy bitterness with a large dose of earthy semisweet roasted malt. Big flavor with big leafy resin hop tones that’s delicious and semisweet combined with the right amount of black roasty bitterness and roasted bitterness. It’s a black ipa through and through for sure but it’s got this gentle semisweetness throughout that’s both roasty and black and caramelly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1181) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Black pour. Smallish off white head with generous lacing. Aromas of dark malt, mainly roast, nuts, black licorice, vanilla. Hops are also present, mainly floral and pine. Flavor is good. Sometimes I get a slight off flavor more noticeable in the aroma than in the flavor. Warming palate. Solid beer with a few imperfections. Good buy on a closeout deal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Purchased a 650 ml bottle from Craft Beer Cellar, Portsmouth. Color is pitch black with fast dying head leaving nothing in its wake. Aroma is lingering pine hops with mild chocolate, mild ash.

The body is medium with a dry roasted finish. Resinous hops pretty much dominated the other flavors that are here. Traces of caramel, baker’s cocoa with weak floral notes. My overall thoughts… it’s a pine bomb and hard to get the other flavors but for the 9.5% it drinks rather well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (300) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear deep brown with low beige head. Aroma of onion, hoppy, a bit malty, light sweetness, a bit smoked, some licorice. Flavor is quite hoppy, bitter, roasted malt, very alcoholic. Long lasting sticky bitter aftertaste. Light carbonation, full-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (683) - ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Deer reddish-brown with a creamy head. Aroma of citrus, onion, caramel, tropical fruits, spices. Sweet, light roast, nuts, chocolate, fruity, alcohol flavors, bitter finish, well balanced. Medium-bodied and carbonation, sticky texture. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Moderate roast aroma, molasses, coffee, light alcohol, Tootsie Roll, and light hop notes. Rich. Dark black opaque with creamy lacing light tan head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts medium roasty, big bitter notes with coffee and molasses. Big hop presence throughout, with roasty-hoppy rubbery note, pleasant. Alcohol warming at the finish. Tangy bitter finish with nice roasted after.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured a brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was roasted malt, and green hops. Flavor similar, a little soapy and astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (359) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft from the Hop Yard. Deep black and a malty, smoky flavor. Nice head on pour that fades. Good balance between malt and hops - classic BIPA flavors.


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