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35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-28-2014)
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Photo of SebastRain
3.95/5  rDev +7%

Very happy with this, not crazy over hopped, just the right amount of aroma/bitterness. I really like this brewery. Have been a fan for a long time. Congratulations on the anniversary!

SebastRain, Yesterday at 03:00 PM
Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Furley80, Friday at 01:16 AM
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

guzzleacoldone, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a dark brown color with sheets of lace. The aroma has roasted malts, maple, wood, and chocolate.

The taste is more bitter, the hops come through nice and piney, with a good punch of roasted malt. Alcohol is noticeable, but on nitro I guess it's harder to hide.

Obviously a smooth creamy feel, the body lighter than full but more than medium, like how Babe Ruth was less than a God but more than man.

Overall, this beer is strong and it's dangerous on nitro for the ease of drinking and the feel. I wish I had this in college.

Stinkypuss, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

brwnchrstpher, Sep 05, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

lccrunchy, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured into a glass from an ice cold bottle. I gave it an aggressive pour and it gave me a two finger head, jet black in color. No noticeable carbonation.

I'm getting a nice fresh malt smell.

I'm getting a good mouth feel, not really thick but not thin either. Its balanced not overly bitter. There is no aftertaste and a very clean finish.

Good taste, very smooth, roasted malts and a very balanced hop presence.

I recently paid double for a beer not as good as this, my recommendation is this is a keeper, find a brewery you like and its home sweet home, good job boulder and happy 35 years.

bleedsblu, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3%

deac83, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

user785335, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

WDJersey, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +8.4%

I liked this one. Seems like a rich porter with some hoppiness added rater than the usual subdued roasted malt and bigger hop flavor of most Black Ales. Pours a dense dark brown color with some yellow and red light coming throuh. Big tan head with good retention and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich, more like a Porter than a Black Ale. Plenty of malt, some chocolate and coffee. Grassy hops are noticeable in the aroma as well.

Taste is like a hoppy Porter. All the malty/chocoldate and coffee elements are there with some grassy and floral hops presence too.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich with a nice balace between the malt smoothness and some hoppiness.

Tasty beer, not a typical Black Ale but a good easy-sipping brew.

JayQue, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

bigbeers84, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

AMarkle6524, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

waddellc2, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Chilly_E, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

EricBirch, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

david18, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Slink182, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

cardinals22, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

rseidlitz, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

adam42381, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

afsdan, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

sweemzander, Aug 18, 2014
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35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.