15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by MetalHopHead6:
4.65/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Great Divide 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA poured a beautiful copper with red hints when held to light. There was a massive creamy head and huge amounts of lace clung to the glass.
As much as I love Imperial IPAs, I don't often use the word "delicious" to describe them; however, this ale is delicious. Rather than having bland bitterness, such as so many other IPAs, this explodes with sweet, burnt caramel and vanilla. It tasted like Crème Brule and was exceptional with cheese and crackers, out on the deck, after a long bike ride.
Drinking Great Divide 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA was a glad-to-be-alive experience.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2009 18:51:04 | More by MetalHopHead6
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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.