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15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 06-07-2009)
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Reviews by hoplover82:
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hoplover82

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am so glad to have had the oppertunity to try this wonderful beer.

It pours a beautiful foggy copper color with a huge, creamy off white head that has great retention and lacing. The only reason it's not a 5 on -A- is that it's not clear. But nonetheless a very appealing beer.

And from an arms length, you get wofts of oak wood and a huge complex hop aroma. It's mainly very pungent resiny floral notes with some earthiness. And I love that oak wood I'm getting. I also get some pine aromas as well from the hops. And you definately know this is wood aged. Very well done.

And the flavor reflects that of the nose. With tons of floral and earthy pine hops mixed with oak, but with a huge caramel sweetness that balances the beer a little too much for me imo (according to a double ipa) The only reason it's a 4.0 and not a 4.5 or 5 is because it is a double ipa and it should be way more hop foward than this. Granted that this beer is aged and the hoppiness will decrease a little over time, but... It reminds me of Bigfoot in the taste too much for a double ipa.

This wonderful beer has a HUGE, sweet, cream, chewy body with a lingering bittersweetness that lasts forever.

And I could session this beer all night long! LOL, just kidding! lol It's too high in abv to do that, but this beer goes down very smooth without much detection of any fusal alcohol at all.

A very very good beer by GD indeed. Thanks for this offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 06:30:13 | More by hoplover82
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eyes...
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

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15th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.