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RATINGS: 455   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.


3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - 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.

3.6
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper amberish/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roastiness, fruity, and some nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, roastiness, citrus, and floral hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Dark ruby color with small to medium beige head. Aroma is real fruity malt with yeast, a good amount of hop qualities, sweet but not cloyingly so. Flavor is sweet roasted malt, nuttiness, nice bitterness and pine, dirty grapefruit flavor, some banana as well. Medium body and creaminess. Nice. I think a India brown ale is a great name for the style that this would fall into.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap @ Mad Mex. Pours a dark amber color with a good sized tan head. Sweet, malty caramel aroma. Starts hoppy, odd for a brown ale, then the sweet malty body kicks in. Weird mix of sweetness and herbal finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby-brown color with a large dark beige head. The aroma was fruity hops, sweet, malty, nutty an had a touch of cocoa. The flavor was dry, toasty and bitter with noted fruity and floral hops an a touch of coffee and cocoa. The finish was long, dry, fruity, roasty and hoppy. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1170) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Good looking brown - clear with deep brown hues under the large dense white head. Good toasted bread malt backbone highlighted by toffee and chocolate. Strong spicy hop note heavy on citrus but lacking a pronounced floral character.


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