Boulder Beer – 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA
A perfect beer to share among friends while raising your glass to Colorado’s vibrant craft beer scene, all started 35 years ago.
Dark black in color with a big all-around hop presence, Boulder 35 remains a well-balanced big IPA with a smooth roasted malt flavor. And at 9.5% alc./vol., it’s a perfect beer to share among friends while raising your glass to Colorado’s vibrant craft beer scene, all started 35 years ago.
Poured super dark, looked absolutely delicious. I couldn’t wait to get a sip of this.
Just an awesome aroma coming off of this beer, as soon as I opened it I was assaulted with nice citrus and piney hop-notes. Then came the nice roasted malts, just smelled incredible.
At first taste, I got a lot of the roasty-ness, then the hops kicked in and gave this beer an incredibly mouth-feel. It hung around almost like a good stout did, but as soon as it was almost too much, it faded away and left me craving for more. Seriously, as soon as I was done being shocked at the flavor they packed into this amazing anniversary beer, I was already finished with half of the glass.
Such a great homage to the craft beer industry that is just booming in Colorado now, all because they started it there first. Great history in this beer, and a unique style make this beer really nice. Accompanied by really awesome flavor and a really nice green-waxed bottle–makes this beer great.
4.5 out of 5
Original Tasting Notes: Wow, just wow. This beer has so much aroma coming out when I first poured it. Okay, I took my picture, now lets get a taste. Goddamn this is good, roasty and bitter –like the best combo of a stout in the mouth and an IPA in the flavor and aftertaste. Just really nice.
Until the next beer: