15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by thryn:
4.4/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A beautiful reddish honey color with great clarity. A rough pour produces a perfect two-finger head that is white and a bit frothy. At the bottom of the brew, my glass is nicely laced.
Floral hops, caramel malt and a ton of oak in the nose. Some vanilla.
A TON of vanilla on the palate, and that's not a bad thing. This is mellow for a DIPA, with the hops not terribly forward, but man is it tasty. A nice prominent floral hop presence right up front that gives way to a vanilla-caramel aftertaste. Damned delicious.
Sticky and slick in the mouth, with slightly sharp carbonation and a fairly clean finish.
Overall a fantastic brew. I'd love to see it make its way into GD's regular rotation.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 05:56:17 | More by thryn
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3.33/5 rDev -17.4%
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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