Flashback Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
522
Reviews:
283
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.17/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Sampled last night on 12/18/13. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pouts a dark reddish-brown in color with a small off-white head. Some lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is of strong roasted malts. The taste was..well very bitter with a harsh strong 'hoppy' aftertaste which lingered for way to long. Tried it again a few minutes later and wasn't any better at all. After two more sips, I had had enough as it was way to hoppy of a harsh bitter aftertaste for me and poured the rest out.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TickleMeTony
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TeachChefs
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of mevett89
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: reddish-brown with a lumpy off-white head that dissipates to a thin layer after a few minutes. Decent lacing.

Aroms: some citrusy hops present.

Taste: decent hop bitterness with citrus notes, as well as roasty and caramel notes from the malt.

Mouthfeel: smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall: decently balanced. Fairly quaffable and enjoyable without being amazing.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Flashback Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.8 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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