Boulder Dam High Scaler

Brewed by Boulder Dam Brewing Co.
Boulder City, Nevada USA
6.5% American Pale Ale | 23 Ratings | 32 IBU |
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 2-row brewers, white wheat and Carapils Malt. Seriously hopped up with German Hallertau, domestic Chinook and Cascade, we throw an additional two pounds of fresh Cascade directly into the fermenter. Are you as tough as a High Scaler?
old formula below (pre 6.2015)
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?

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Finish
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