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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

1,955 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,955
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 205
Gots: 276 | 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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Kudashov

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2005 bottle ~ thanks Dan ~ . There are no markings or dates on the bottle . Dan told me that it is a 2005 though . When poured into my Spaten beer mug it has a a huge 2 finger head . The head had the smallest bubbles and it look like vanillla ice cream . Dark ruby / brown color is very inviting . The head has reduced and there is nice lacing with the head no at one finger . The Smell is of raisins , dates and figs . It is sweet tasting but slick too . 2/3 through this bottle and the heat is feeling good . I am a fan of Hog Heaven, Olde School & Killer Penguin but this might be my fav .

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 02:28:29 | More by Kudashov
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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,955 ratings.