15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.53/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks Justin for sharing this!
A- Pours a semi-hazy copper color. One and a half finger tan head dies down rather quickly. Light lacing at first turns into streaks as I drink the beer down.
S- There is a lot of caramel malts in this beer that burst in the front of the aroma. Some hops (both piney and citrus) come next in line. Some light vanilla and oak scream in the backend of this and take over the nose as a whole.
T- There is a light citrus punch from the hops in the front but gets pushed aside right away from the caramel malts. Some light vanilla in this that gets taken over by oak as the beer warms. Light bitter hop bite in the end.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little off I think for the style. Sweet malts left on the palate with some light hop in the aftertaste. Flavors were clean but not very crisp throughout the beer. Drying on the palate after each sip.
D- This beer was a good wood aged IPA. Not the best I've had (Hand of Doom anyone?) but not the worst. I think this could have been a little more hop forward and not so malty. Glad to have gotten the chance to try this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2010 01:37:08 | More by alleykatking
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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
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