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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. Perfect appearance. Clear copper/amber body with a khaki head that holds and leaves great lace. Arom is of roasted malt with a respectable citrus character to boot. Flavor is doughy malt with nice hops on the finish to balance it all out. Palate is perfect: medium body with just the perfect amount of carbonation for the style and flavor. Overall: just do it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2009
I didn’t care for this beer...I liked the bottle version, but draft left much to be desired....Hop presence all but lost...all in all, it just tasted out of whack.............................................

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson. Volatile aroma at times. Much more than a brown ale. Strong and rude initially, more like an IPA. Alky is in yer face with barely any carbonation. Looks like pale lager in the glass with a thin creamy head. Long bitter linger after each slug. Way too much personality for this lager lover. Rather rude and crude.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
On tap at Magoos. Really nice India Brown Ale, Modest Head, which fades quicly but some nice lacing, deep Amber, faint hops odor, but plenty of Malt and hops. Nice malty soapy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2985) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle to a shaker at Lunar Brewing. Copper brown pour with a light tan, foamy head and clingy, curtain type lacing. The aroma is roasted with a little toasted malt, hint of grain and mash, and a bit of sweet caramel and chocolate. The flavor highlights the chocolate malt and adds a strong hop bitterness. A nice, bitter IBA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - JUN 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Draught at WBF. Pours a reddish brown with a small orange colored head. Aroma is sweet... fruit, caramel, and a hint of hops. Flavor is also very sweet: chocolate and caramel sweetness gives way to a nice hoppy finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty at first but reveals citrus notes, toasted malt, and light cocoa. Taste is stronger chocolate, nutty flavors, citrus fruit, light pine, roasted malt, cocoa, hop resins and light spicy hops. Body is medium-full and rather chewy. There’s some resinous/oiliness to it along with a lasting bitterness. Carbonation is smooth and near creamy. Ends with more hop resins, spicy hop notes, citrus juice and peel, cocoa, chocolate covered nuts, and roasted malt. Different and tasty but I think you go bigger for a 30th Anniversary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2009
dark brown body wih a decent head. A chocolaty flavor amid a farely hoppy body with a mild roast character and a bitter bitter hop finish. Milk chocolate & hops on the aroma. Very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Draft at Coles on Buffalo. Pours red brown with a thin head. Light citric hoppy aroma with some sweet malt. The flavor has some floral citric hoppiness, a roasty hint, and a lasting hoppy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2009
12oz from Sam’s, Durham. Pretty nice pour, a deep brown with fairly big carbonation. Nice bready and nutty notes with some yeast and (obviously) lively hops in the nose. Pleasant mouthfeel, if not especially abundant. Taste is caramel malt with a lot of fragrant hops in the finish. Not the best hoppy brown I’ve had but certainly quite enjoyable.

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