15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on June 19th 2009.
Rusty red-brown tint with an inch of white head that quickly migrates to the sides and the center.
Lots of sweet malt, piney hops, and oak scent that really builds as the beer settles.
Delicate, but intense caramel and biscuit malt completmented by moderate hops. Bold oak flavors really dilute the hop characteristics. Very smooth flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
Soft, creamy mouthfeel, surprisingly thick for a IIPA. For this category I'd definitely agree with the bottle's description for 15th Anniversary as a celebration of everything GD does best.
You won't find many IIPAs that go down as smoothly.
This is my second oak-aged IIPA, and while it is certainly a nice offering which grew on me as it warmed, I'd save the wood for stouts.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2009 02:24:45 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
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.