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Flashback Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed for Boulder Beer's 30th Anniversary. An India Brown Ale. 65 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2008)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, another choice selection in a mixed-sixer furor in a Denver area bottleshop.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, sudsy, and weakly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some stellar specked bonsai tree lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bitter citrus and floral hops, nutty caramel malt, a bit of creamy milkiness, and further earthy, leafy hops. The taste is bittersweet cocoa, gritty caramel malt, a subdued hint of citrus pith, middling hard water notes, and earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are fairly restrained and obsequious, the body a decent medium weight, generally smooth, and maybe a tad creamy. It finishes with a nod to the sweet side, the caramel, nuts, and cocoa characteristics overriding the majority of the lingering citrus and leafy hops.

Another brown/roasted/black treatment of an IPA. Enough all fucking ready - the brown ale/stout essences just don't mesh all that well with the saucy, zippy nature of a well-wrought hoppy pale ale. Or maybe this offering just approached this from the diametrically opposite angle.

Serving type: bottle

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Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger off-white head. Thick head with moderately active carbonation. Nice retention, fluffy head, brown beer with moderate clarity. Nice.

S- Hoppy, bitter with a refreshing finish. Roasted malts.

T- Roast malts, bitter and aggressive hops. Interesting.

M- Creamy and bubbly.

O- Not a lot to say about this beer. Hoppy, bitter, tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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Flashback Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.