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RATINGS: 449   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Clear, cola pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of dark roasty malts, molasses, some chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee. Bitter, burnt sugar flavor with some coffee and caramel, roast and a spash of leafy hops. Medium mouth feel, good carbonation, finishes with citrus hops and waxy chocolate. Good for Boulder, but not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Brown and clear with a nice sized head. Odd combo of citrusy hops and roasted malts in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy with loads of caramel and chocolate at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2009
High marks across the board, Boulder created a beer to satisfy those such as myself who love fresh citrus hops and dark roasty malts. Ruby copper color with a large, settling foamy head and thick lacing. Mmmmm hops and coffee aromas intertwined. You really get a shot of fresh Cascades and roasted, nutty goodness. Medium bodied, juicy bitterness and a dry satisfying finish. Flavors of evergreen, rolls, flowers, mild coffee, citrus fruits, wheat bread and nuts. Lots of good stuff hitting the palate at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1262) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Pour is clear dark brown with thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, molasses, pine hops, grahan crackers, and grapefruit. Flavor is rich: caramel malt, pine hop, butterscotch, and a hint of coffee. Finish is cofee and caramel. Could only drink one or two of these at a time, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Sampled at Johnny’s Sidebar. Was surprised to see this was a brown. Very light in color and taste. Quite malty with grain. A simple and an easy beer to drink. That ABV can sneak up with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2009
A brown ale...and INDIA brown ale. Hmm...should be interesting! Take the word "brown" and put "India" before it, and what do you expect? A hoppy as hell brown ale...that’s what! Well, here it is. Looks like a brown. Smells like a brown. Tastes like...an American strong? An odd combo, to be sure. The sweet nuttiness of a brown’s aroma, but the flavor is more Arrogant Bastard than brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle- nice looking beer- dark brownish red- a slight smoky bacon aroma, but mostly sweet and pleasant- The taste is mostly bitter with a definite metallic thing going on at first- the beer mellows into a hoppy, roasted, decent beer, but the bitterness is tough to get by- Not bad, but I was not blown away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2009
This beer poured a transparent dark amber brown with a off-white caramel colored head. The aroma was sweet and hoppy. It tasted quite hoppy, but didn’t have that much else going on with it. For an anniversary beer it seemed kind of ho-hum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Chocolate resiny nose with hints of maple and molasses. Deep brown with amber notes, frothy tan medium head. Chocolate dusted sugar white toast sweetness, solid citrusy bitter balance. Solid carbonation, medium body, slightly roasty hoppy finish. Very nicely done, a great marriage of the different flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Andersons in Toledo, OH. This poured a clear brown with a tan head. The aroma was hoppy, as well as the flavor. I wasn’t impressed, or disappointed with this, but I would get it again, if I could find it! Cheers!

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