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

35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA
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35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +7.8%

On cask at taproom.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

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!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 61.8% out of 100 with 170 ratings
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