15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bung:
4.55/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. Light mohogahny pour. Light white head, recedes to a ring and sticks around. Aroma has some piney hops and carmelly malt, but blended with vanilla oak, very nice. Just a hint of booze. Splendid mix of malt, caramel, caramel covered red fruit, middle through finish is some ash/oak and hop bitterness. I'd say the taste is border line light barlywine. Solid medium body, but not syrupy or overly thick. Carbonation helps this quite a bit also.
Tempted to give this a 4.5 in the drinkability, but for such a big beer it just can't be that high, or can it. Anyways, this is a very interesting brew, one of the best Double IPAs I've had, but I prefer the non-traditional DIPA. Needs to be tried.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2009 03:16:04 | More by Bung
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3.33/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
have a few of these in the cellar, time to break one out and see what's what...
2 fingers of snowy white head, sticky sticky sticky, this one leaves a bread crumb trail all the way down leaving no doubt where it has been, ample carbonation keeps the head well fed, lovely microbubble sheets roll around, nicely done, this is one good lookin' brewski
citrus and wood... who would have guessed? your first instinct is hops but the wood is definitely toning it down and adding something, there is a mellow booziness throughout, old orange rind, the nose is interesting but I don't love it, the hop florals kind of smelling like termite wood.
strange.. the flavor is of ashen wood with some bitterness, it is exceptionally smooth mouth wise but the flavor is throwing me a bit, some dark honey notes, there is just something off I can't quite place my finger on, perhaps this sat too long (bottled 7/2009).
this has lost it's kick imo, without a more assertive hop profile this kind of tastes like soaked wood, too bad, the look and feel of the brew is excellent.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2012 04:27:33 | More by Ego
15th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.