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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our boldest dam brew is named for the boldest dam workers. Dangling from ropes 700 feet above the canyon floor, they blasted off the face of the cliff and then pried away loose rock. Our version of this classic style uses loads of two-row brewers malt, white wheat and roasted barley. Seriously hopped up with Oregon Chinook and Cascade, we throw an additional two pounds of fresh, whole cone Cascade directly into the fermenter. Are you as tough as a high scaler?


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2013
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Light caramel malt aroma. Flat orange zest with a citrus hop bitter. Thin and fizzy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy orange pour with no head. Tastes like watery orange juice. Nearly no hop bite, palate is a bit thin. Not a good effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a light caramel malt with smooth floral hops. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with lots of fruity esters, a bit too sweet and light floral hops, alcohol warmth. On tap at brewpub, August 8 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (620) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Appearance was hazy soft orangish pale gold with creamy white diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet pale malt with soft orange, grapefruit, lemon cascade hops. Taste was sweet pale malt but sublte, the citrus fruits of lemon, grapefruit, orange. Palate was smooth soft CO2 with light meduim body, then average length citrusy finish. Decent pale for local brewery...Boulder Dam called it a Pale.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Strong citrus hop content. Medium amber coloring. Hop content is pretty low for an IPA but the dry hopping is apparent. Finish is not so bitter. Not a bad IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Peachy, hefeweizen haze (no, didn’t get my samples crossed) with a skim of halo. OJ and lemon barley squash aroma with green sweaty hints (Chinook and Cascade). Cherrystone and Disprin fizz; piney hints, papery sherbet, more orange juice. “2lbs of fresh Cascade chucked in the fermenter” and I’m struggling to detect a gram of hop flavour. I loved the Boulder Dam tap and my visit was one of the highlights of my US trip, but the beers in my glass bore little resemblance to the beers described in the menu, most of which (regardless of style) tended towards a distacting, dunkelweizen-like yeastiness and orange soda character which overwhelmed any other intended flavours. No IPA, but didn’t detract from the enjoyment of my visit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
A nice fruity hop aroma. The flavor has some hops but certainly isn’t uber-agressive. Smooth but really nice. I thought this was a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2661) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Fairly average IPA. Nice looking amber with a small head. Aroma is lite with some sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Flavor was OK with a sweet start followed with a touch of hops. Dry but metallic aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 03, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: muddy orange, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, nice citrus, light bitterness, touch of astrengency, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
Draught sample at the brewpub. Pours a murky amber with a thin white head. Smells of wildflowers, some resiny hints, citrussy. Tastes citrussy and resiny with a crisp finish.


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