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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

1,952 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,952
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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tronester

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

This ale is a crystal clear reddish brown in color. The head is light tan in appearance, and medium in size from a vigorous pour. There is tons of lacing left on the glass as you drink the beer. The smell is of vanilla, brown sugar and dough. The taste is very malty, sweetness of sugar, biscuity, and smooth, with just a slight earthy character from the hops. The bitterness levels match up quite well with the sweetness, leaving a very well rounded taste. Mouthfeel is thick, carbonation is smooth and light. Very drinkable for such a high ABV beer, it isn't hard to drink the entire 22oz bomber by ones self. Great Divide has another great ale here!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 02:30:34 | More by tronester
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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.