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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
clear brown smalll offwhite head. aroma is malty, hoppy,caramelly, flavor is malty, carmelly, hoppy bitter, nice maty forward beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (8977) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruitt, spice, yeats, nuts and roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, bredish and toasted malty. Toasted, slight sweet and breadish. Toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Breeze Thru last time I breezed through there. Probably cellared for 2 months. Pours a clear coppery amber with almost no head. Pretty to look at. Aroma has caramel and some brown sugar, with some floral hops. Taste is caramelly and nutty, with light fruit and earthiness. Medium bodied with a bit of alcohol. Finishes sweet and tangy. Shrug? It is a brown, but a decent brew with some creativeness to it. Hints of American Strong in there. 13.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
12 oz bottle dated 27 Dec. 2010. [from Oct. 2011 notes] Clear dark amber color with plenty of slow-rising tiny carbonation bubbles. Topped with a 1 finger creamy tan head that leaves lots of coating on the glass. Aroma: medium roasted and caramel malts, very earthy hops, a dash of spruce, and a hint of fruit. Despite some malty sweetness when it first hits the tongue, this is a moderately bitter beer, with more bitter than other flavors coming through from the hops. A bit of an undesirable sour note from the early finish onward, and a slight metallic note, are less noticeable is a 2nd, older sample. Nice medium body with excellent carbonation. O - A well-done hybrid with a fine appearance. re-reviewed on 4/2012 using a bottle dated 27 Dec 2010. Enjoyed this MUCH more than a bottle from the same batch sampled about 6 mos. ago. Aroma and appearance remain unchanged. Ratings reflect both tastings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle....mahogany on the pour...small white foam...and some dots of lacing....citrus aroma(orange)...malts with bready rye thing happening....its an odd combo....im a brown beer fan ...but the hops over power the brown in this one...its an interesting creation and after it opens for a while it improves....where then I taste just hops on the front..then a brown ale finish...sticky on the lips...rating from 3-2-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"had on tap at the last brewfest i attended. not up to par with Dogfish’s indian brown, but still a nice hoppy twist on the classic style. worth a shot, but not quite enough to seek out again."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - SEP 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-11-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a copper colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some lightly roasted malt aromas mixed with smells of a more nutty and coffee nature as well as some notes of citrus and grass with some spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. It is a rather odd combination of smells which produces a rather odd and not all that appealing aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor mixed with a lighter flavor of caramel. While there is caramel upfront it fades as the taste advances with the flavors becoming slightly more roasted and bitter as the taste moves on. Along with the loss of caramel sweetness there is an oncoming of some hop flavors of a grassy taste as well as some spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. A light nuttiness joins these flavors and ends up leaving a somewhat unpleasant spiced and slightly bitter flavor on the tongue . Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. A little more body may have been nice but overall it was fitting for the style. Overall – A brew that I did not really enjoy all that much. The flavors and the nose never really melded to well with transitions that were somewhat abrupt and disjunct. I will likely not come back to this any time soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of of light chocolate, caramel, citrus hops, and a touch of nuts. It’s a transparent copper with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker. There is a nice sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate chocolate and caramel with a hint of fruit. The finish has light citrus/grapefruit with a touch of roasted nuts. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

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