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Old Ruffian Barley Wine - Great Divide Brewing Company

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94
outstanding

2,173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,173
Reviews: 1,067
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 236
Gots: 333 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: gbontrag on 11-28-2004

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.
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Bottled on 12/2/2009. 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours thick, orangy brown with medium, off white to tan head and good retention. Plenty of lacing on the glass.

Lots of cherry and sweet fruity aroma, with plenty of pine and herbal hoppiness. Backed by a definite caramel malt note. Some bitter hops in the flavor, a bit on the sweet side but far from cloying. Some caramel malt and grainy flavor. Very earthy and herbal overall.

Nice and creamy feel with low but pleasant carbonation. Medium body. Overall a great example of the style. Hoppy, but not overly so. The flavors all play well on each other, without much hint of the strong ABV.

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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
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