15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 40 degrees
BOTTLED ON: June 04, 2009
This is a beautiful burnt orange and dark amber color. A three-finger head of creamy tan foam sits on top. It recedes to a nice surface covering, after several minutes. The lacing is thick, almost in sheets, and very sticky.
First scent that I get is the big oakiness. It's unavoidable. Then it seems to be pretty equal between the piney/citrusey hops notes and the big presence of sweet maltiness. Grapefruit and pineapple blend nicely with caramel and brown sugar. Very light trace of vanilla.
I get the big hop notes first, now. The zing of citrus hops and the bitterness of pine sap. The hops are barely above the surface of a big malt backbone. The oak is not as present as it is in the nose, but it is definitely still here.
Yeah, I know it's a DIPA, but the hops are a touch too dominant for my tastes.
This is full-bodied with a medium carbonation level. It's very smooth and has a decent touch of creaminess. It's still a little bit 'sharp' around the edges.
In another year, I think I'll fall in love with this one. Right now though, it's just abit too unbalanced to be enjoyed with any regularity.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2009 19:40:25 | More by coldmeat23
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
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