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15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company

15th Anniversary Wood Aged15th Anniversary Wood Aged

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90
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286 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650mL bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on July 2, 2009.

(A)- Pours a cloudy dark copper color that produced a thick & fluffy white to tan head with great retention. Tiny bits of webbing were left behind.

(S)- Dry, with bits of caramelized pineapple & brown sugar & toffee sweetness.

(T)- Massively dry with pineapple citrus up front. Followed by a big, but mellow caramel/brown sugar sweetness. It finishes even drier than the beginning but with an oaky bite.

(M)- The last few months in the bottle have really diminished the hoppiness of this beer. Its still there, but the malts have really come to the foreground. Its got a good balance at this stage though; the hops still make their presence known by how dry this is. Good carbonation level too.

(D)- I would have preferred trying this fresh, but this is still excellent now. Surprisingly drinkable even w/ 10%abv and how malty this is. The wood aging gives the finish a dynamic twist and character. Good stuff. A bit more like a barleywine or american strong ale, but I am sure that would not be the case when this was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 19:14:58 | More by sweemzander
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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.