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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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle (that had been sitting in the cellar for about a month) into a chalice.

A: A clean, golden orange color. About a 1/2” head with great retention.

S: Very floral hop aromas jump out immediately, along with sweet caramel malts. Smell is incredibly enticing.

T: A moderate, stinging hop bitterness all the way through, with a sweet caramel malty backbone. What is expected from the smell is what you get. Very tasty!

MF: Coating of hop marinade left after the pucker. Can feel it in your teeth. Lasting hop finish.

D: Every sip just adds to the flavor. IBUs are low enough for near universal appeal, yet hopheads will be in love. I want another!

Serving type: bottle

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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.