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RATINGS: 100   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (178) - USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours from tap pitch black with a thick foamy white head into a pint glass. Taste is rich in malts and alcohol. Moderate thickness. Really smooth but has a tiny bite in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2015
22oz bottle: this one pours a very dark brown color, yet it is clear. A small tan head that leaves some lacing. Good nose. Some pine, herbal notes, a hint of chocolate and a whiff of alcohol. The taste is good. Big malt body, with just a small underlying sweetness. A pretty fair amount of hops to balance the malts. A touch bitter. Some roasted malts, chocolate, herbal flavors. Some grains and citrus. This is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
[Bottle] Jet black pour with a dense brown foam on top. Nose is heavy on charred malts, anise and pine sap. Roasted grains, pine resin, grapefruit, tobacco, ashy wood, chocolate and mild coffee flavors. Alcohol is noticeable. Quite dry overall. Heavy body. A good sipper. Tasting notes from Big Blue Craft Beer Festival in Sheboygan on 10/18/14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 2/2/15

Aroma: The nose is a roast/coffee malts, un-sweet chocolate, with some earthy hops, and a pine
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a frothy light brown head and heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, roasty, not very sweet, and with a good bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, fairly smooth, with a carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid one. I’m thinking the hops may have been a hint past their prime, but still it’s a solid beer. I liked the balance, and it drinks nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear very dark brown with a moderate sized beige creamy head. Strong resiny hops aroma, chocolate and light roasty coffee.Taste is strong resiny and citrussy hops, weak roast and chocolate. Lingering liquorice, me like, a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brotz24 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Nice darker color and not too thick. Malty but not to sweet with nice hop bitterness. Overall a good beer that I will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at mad mex cranberry. Dark cola color. More of an ipa than stout. Quite alcoholic and though balanced clean finidh. A bit thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, some slight pine, orange peel, touch of earth. Taste is a mix of earth, dark fruit, toffee, some roast, hints of coffee, some slight tart fruit notes, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2822) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
On tap at the Old toad. Aromas of roasted malt, licorice, piney hops. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Dry, with some sweet maltiness, balanced by earthy hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (843) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from a wax covered 22 oz bottle into a Caracole Saxo chalice. Pours brown with large brown head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts, straw hops. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, toffee, straw hops, hay, earth, caramel, nuts. Overall big and rich but lacking the dark roast bite typical of many black IPAs and overall more malty than hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2932) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
26 dec 2014, bottle. Ruby brown. Nose is dry grassy hops and chocolate malt. Med/thin body and moderately fizzy. Chocolate malt, grassy hops, moderate alcohol, faintly tinny, grassy overall. Decent.

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