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Old Ruffian Barley Wine - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Old Ruffian Barley WineOld Ruffian Barley Wine

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,953 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,953
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 204
Gots: 274 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at the start with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, it quickly becomes aggressive with its bold hop flavors and huge hop bitterness. Ultimately, the big body, succulent sweetness and massive hop character come together to work wonders on your palate.

(Beer added by: gbontrag on 11-28-2004)
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FosterJM

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5th review on BA

Bottle poured with a bottle date of 1/7/10
1Pt. 6oz bottle, 650ML

Bottle to Snifter

App- The color of fresh caramel on the stove. Very cloudy light brown with the head a quick one finger flash, dissapated quickly and left an even lattice, didnt fall just hugged the glass.

Smell- A lot of aromas come out of the glass. Coming to the nose for me was a huge fruit smell, some oak, a little hops and then a bit of malt.

Taste- Very hoppy with a bitter taste at the finish. A bit resiny on the tongue as well. Bitterness shows its complexities per each sip I took.

Mouth- Dry, crisp but looms large in the realm of beers I have had (536, just started reviewing) Nice feel to it. Not that over powering for such a high ABV.

Drink- I've only had 6 barleywines but this has to reach the top of the pile. This was a good beer bordering on great.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 02:55:00 | More by FosterJM
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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.