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Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (558) - - JUL 29, 2014
Served on tap in a snifter Appearance – The beer was serve on nitro and so it had deep brown nearly black color with a nice cascading of bubbles leading to one finger head of a brownish colored foam floating atop the surface of the brew. The head fades very slowly leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of chocolate and a roasted malt smell as well as a good showing of some hops of a more herbal and vegetal nature. Along with these aromas comes some smells of pine and a bit of a sweeter caramel and a licorice smell, producing an overall sweet and somewhat inviting smell. Taste – The taste begins with a rather strong chocolate and roasted malt taste along with a decent showing of some hop flavors of an earthy and floral nature. As the taste advances, a grassy hop flavor as well as a little bit of a brown sugar and caramel flavor come to the tongue. As this occurs, there is also a pine flavor that later develops on the tongue along with a touch of both citrus sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit. For a 9.5 % abv brew alcohol is hidden throughout with just a hint of it peeking through at the end. With a little bit of anise, licorice, and more roasty taste that come at the end, one is left with a moderately roasty, sweet, and nicely blended hoppy taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Being on nitro, the beer is t on the creamier and thicker side in feel. For the darker flavors of the brew the feel is great, and really accentuates all the roasty and cocoa flavors nicely and all while still having the oomph to support the nice hop flavor blend. Overall – Not really too strong on the hops on this one, but definitely a smooth and nice drinking brew. Certainly enjoyable and well worth a try if you get a chance.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (748) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear deep brown hue w/ a huge frothy tan head and broken sticky lacing. Huge malty and hoppy aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are dark roasted malts, vodka, dark breads and grass. Full bodied, watery mouthfeel and a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (151) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Sweet and malty aromas, slightly licorice and spicy. Sweet, boozy. Oaky. Roasty. Very malty but good hop balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
draft at Coles & Blue Monk, Nitro. creamy bodied black pour. slightly herbal bitterness. Big roastiness, solid bitterness, dark chocolate notes. decent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Almost black in color, tan head. Nice beer. Sweet, roasty, hoppy, chocolate, coffee, dark toasted bread. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Black body with lasting light tan head. Dry chocolate, floral, pine, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry chocolate, milk chocolate flavors with a tangy pine bitterness to balance____drying chocolate finish----good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (447) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at taco Mac- Suwanee. Dark brown pour with tan frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol vaps, roasted cocoa beans. Delish. Light yet full bodied. Good bitterness and sweetness. I’m digging this

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
bottle from capitol beer. this was consummed a few months ago pre gaming at an A’s game. pours black. taste was roasted malts with a nice hop pine finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours black with a huge tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Well-balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a very dark brown with orange highlights and a large foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, malty and a bit roasty with strong floral and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and roasty with black food coloring flavor and moderate fruity and floral hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.


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