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Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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., itís a perfect beer to share among friends while raising your glass to Coloradoís vibrant craft beer scene, all started 35 years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Annoying wax, points off. Aroma of light roast and pine. Taste is bright bitter cocoa. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Listed as a double on the menu. Nice black pour with a thick moose head. Strong impy stout flavors fer sure. Warming sensation. Yes, quite difficult Practically flat. Not impressed, but Iím not impressed by the majority of impy stouts, go figger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Have I mentioned how much I hate wax dipped caps? Because I hate wax dipped caps. That said, I did enjoy this beer. Smelled hoppy, with notes of coffee. Taste was kind of the opposite of the aroma - more coffee flavors, mixed with a bit of hops. Pretty tasty, actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
bottle, from the Beer Dispensary Apex. ok aroma, smoke, nutty, coffee, bit hot with the abc. dark orangy brown color, good head and lace. bitter sweet flavor. full body, creamy thick mouthfeel, bitter finish with a abv bite on finish. Itís ok, not as IPAish and it is porterish. appearnace was the best part, just not coming together for me. for 9.6% it drinks thin, yet has a hot streak about it. Just ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville, opened 6/1/14. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast. nutty notes, earthy, resin, dank hops. The taste is citrus, earthy hops, chocolate, roast. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, decent balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Overdone for the style.astringent .very dark with lace lines. Boozy in aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1980) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in boulder. Very cool spot . Deep black color with a thin head that fades. Slightly hoppy but more malty and porterish like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Donít think of this so much as a Black IPA, but rather a solid porter with a nice hop profile. Coffee gets you in the nose and flavor. The roasted malt is the star of this brew. Bitterness is there, but not getting any typical hoppy aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (756) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 10, 2014
Drought. Dark brown with reddish tint, beige creamy head, slight roasted malt aroma, low carbonation, caramel and hops prominent in taste with alcohol aftertaste, medium finish. The alcohol kicks in a bit later than the first taste. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Yes, itís black, with a fairly normal-looking appeal. The aroma is of a nice porter, with a little lighter-in-the-pants hoppiness. This is quite active on the palate, with a nice meaty porter lurking in the background, but on the surface, and if I closed my eyes, a interestingly jovial light hoppy ale. Not a fan of the "black IPA" craze, but this is among the better ones Iíve encountered. (#5610, 8/7/2014)

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