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16th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%


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.

Same as 15th Anniversary Wood Aged.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 06-13-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Snow81:
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Snow81

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4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance. Dark black and red

Smell. Nice and hoppy but with a bit of heat

Taste. This is so big in hops and bitters that when they mash twice as many malts in the blend it becomes smooth with big smooth hoppy flaver, but you can flaver the heat in the back of the palet just enough to know its there.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 05:21:49 | More by Snow81
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I was sure this was well past it's prime, as it had been pushed back into a corner, so I figured what the hell... However, once again I have proven to be very very wrong....

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, whitish head. Settles pretty slowly leaving some residue behind as it does. Tons o' cascading, dry, sticky lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Pine resin, honey, a little grapefruit, butterscotch, and orange citrus.

T: Full of pine resin, with a little raisin. Sweet dark chocolate and butterscotch. Soft, distinct wood character is very notable.

M: Thick, hearty, malty, and syrupy. Pungent aftertaste. A little dry in the finish. Woody, citrus notes hang on the palate. It is slightly harsh. High alcohol content is apparent.

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A: Pours a murky amber. Big frothy tan head. Fade slowly, leaving surprisingly decent lacing behind. Quite decent head retention too.

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M: Medium bodied, honestly not as heavy as I'd expect a 10% aged beer to be.

O: Well damn, what a nice experiment. When these beers are fresh they are oak bombs. There is only a little oak left in this now, it's more of an afterthought to the strong malt. Surprisingly still hoppy and bitter. Honestly it's quite nicely balanced. Not bland after 2+ years. Still nothing earth shattering but quite an improvement.

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16th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.