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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Flashback Anniversary Ale is an India Brown Ale with 6.8% ABV. This is the first beer we’ve made here that uses one single hop variety (Cascade) in the recipe in five separate additions. The fresh Cascade hop aroma and flavor is perfectly balanced with the dark roasted grains, making Flashback a very unique beer. We’re calling it an India Brown Ale to help illustrate its flavor to the consumer. It’s hoppy like an IPA but dark and roasty like a Brown Ale. Put them together and voila! Flashback at its finest!

We at Boulder Beer Company are SO excited to announce the release of our 30th Anniversary commemorative beer...Flashback Anniversary Ale! Flashback will be available in 4/6/12oz cases, 15.5 gallon kegs and 5.16 gallon kegs. It will be available to ship beginning Monday, May 4th and will be available through September.

Paying homage to our roots and celebrating our milestone 30th Anniversary, we give you Flashback Anniversary Ale, an India Brown Ale single-hopped with five additions of Cascade hops. Citrusy with a prominent hop aroma, Flashback finishes clean, crisp and dry, with dark roasted flavors from the biscuit and chocolate malts perfectly complimenting the bountiful Cascades.

Flash back to 1979 and you’ll find two professors at the University of Colorado in Boulder longing for the full-flavored tastes of the British ales they had grown to love while traveling overseas. Testing the entrepreneurial waters with a little project called a microbrewery, they began brewing and selling a few of their own. There begins the tale of Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery. From the original Bitter, Porter and Stout recipes that founded our brewery to our exciting new releases, Boulder Beer continues to uphold our tradition of innovation in brewing.

Flashback Anniversary Ale is the 9th Release in our Looking Glass Series of specialty beers. Discover all of our award-winning beers at BoulderBeer.com.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steelhead3686 (220) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a clear, dark brown with a medium mocha head. It has a mostly roast aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste is medium on both bitter and sweet. It has a medium to full body with a light, thin texture. This is a very enjoyable beer and it wouldn’t mind grabbing one should I find it available at a bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours a nice clear cinnamon brown with a thick and rather persistent fluffy wheat head. Malty aroma has hints of cloves and caramel and a snip of yeast. Malty flavor has firm notes of hay, cloves, caramel and resin, plus nutty and earthy hints. Texture is smooth and a little thin but fairly fizzy, leaving a rather hoppy finish. May this give you pleasant flashbacks.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Nitro draft at the Khyber. Dark orange brown with a huge off-white head. Nice lacing. Spicy brown ale. Chai tea. Big Cascade hop flavors. Tobacco. Dry leaves. Medium-full body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a medium brown color with a thick creamy that fades very slowly. Looks like a nitro beer but I was told it’s not. Aroma is creamy with some light caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is very creamy, I can’t believe this is not a nitro beer. Very light roast, light caramel and light flowers. The creaminess kinda take over this beer. Thick body too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap in a lager glass. Pours light brown with a lacy, off white head. Aroma of light caramel malts with a nice floral and lightly citrus hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good beer for the style with a nice, hoppy finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Brown IPA… its amber and it has a minimal off-white head so I guess you could call this a brown IPA, but why? At this point there are 2 types of brown ales: traditional and experimental. The first can fall into a good or boring category the experimental can be gross or good. This is experimental, or just creative labeling, and boring, or depending on semantics a hoppy brown. It is not a bad beer just lacking the exuberance the label foretold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Clear copper amber color. 1 finger off-white head that forma a thick collar. Strips of doily patterned lacing at the top of the glass. S - Caramel malt, fruity citrus hops, toffee, bready. T - Lightly roasted grain, chalky bitterness, orange peel, cherries, caramel, toffee, rye bread. The bitterness is spicy and carries through the finish. Hints of tea-like tannins. M - Light carbonation, full bodied. The color seems a little light for an American Black Ale. I guess this style name has changed from Black IPA. A good tasting beer though. Lots of toffee, a very malt forward beer. Serving type: bottle 01-18-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Dégustée en fût (azote) au Farmhouse Tap & Grill à Burlington, VT. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de malt sucré aux petites notes rôties, moyen de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et fruitées (agrumes), léger de caramel sucré avec des traces de sucre brun. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement doux ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse (azotée). Goût moyennement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales, citriques et fruitées (une amertume présente en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de caramel sucré aux notes brûlées et rôties ainsi que des traces de pain grillé puis en finale l’amertume de houblon reprend un peu d’ampleur en affichant un caractère légèrement asséchant et légèrement plus herbeux tout en étant appuyé par des notes de noix. Post-goût moyen et légèrement sec, moyen-léger amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec un moyen-léger goût rôti ainsi qu’avec des notes de noix grillées. (17 avril 2013)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
Wow. I’m almost always never a big brown ale fan, especially nutty ones. Yet, despite the fact that I’ve been drinking this while eating Macadamias (or perhaps because of it) I am truly impressed. The finish is definitely a bit too sweet for me but overall this is quite quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (946) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
Although I’m more a Nut Brown fan, this one is good! Nice brown pour with a big white head that slowly fades into moderate lacing. The aroma is predominately malt without much hop on the nose. The taste winds up being a pretty good balance between malt and hop with a little bit of bitterness lingering on the tongue. Pretty complex for a brown. Tasty stuff!


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