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Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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common

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cernjoh (126) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
This Colorado beer was poured from a bottle picked up in Ohio so not sure how old this bottle is. Bottle is dipped in green wax. Aroma is a very interesting chocolate with the grassiness of hops. Appearance is a dark reddish brown, almost black with a one finger light tan head that dissipates to a small covering of foam. Taste is that of a good black ipa with a slight chocolate roasty addition. The two blend nicely. Finishes with a slight bitterness that doesn’t linger. Palate is slightly viscous with good carbonation. Overall an excellent beer worth seeking. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (318) - USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, ever slight coffee. Subtle hops. Flavor is sweet roasted cocoa. Malty yet bitter hops show up. Unexpected. Impressed with this brew. Reminds me of a sweet roasted cup of coffee with a splash of chocolate & just the right finish of hops. Balanced & enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap at the Food Factory. Aroma is chocolate, heavy malt, and slight citrus. Pours deep brown with a medium white froth head. Taste is chocolate cake, dull malt, and a hint of orange zest and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is thick and silky but ultimately bland. A big load of nothing.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
0R9H3U5 (26) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
One of, if not the best black IPA I have had. Hoppy and dark and refreshing. Highly recommended.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3465) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops, floral hops, light fruits. Flavor of citrus, roasted malt, grassy hops. Solid, very tasty black IPA. Perhaps a touch strong but it’s not too noticeable. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
22oz bomber. Opened in September of 2014. Still holds up quite well. Thick, rich, full bodied Black IPA. Chocolate minty tinged rich specialty malt tones, true to style and delicious. Big beige head on top of a thick, brown-black body. Certainly an Imperial...viscous mouthfeel. Thick, steady hop bitterness..resinous..chewy. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1797) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2014
bottle at club w. shared with jamer and hakes dr.. black pour withg kacki browning sead, aroma and taste... nice aroma with very smooth crweamy afternotes, im digging it, yay

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Annoying wax, points off. Aroma of light roast and pine. Taste is bright bitter cocoa. OK.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4057) - 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 I’m not impressed by the majority of impy stouts, go figger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5144) - 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.


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