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16th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

295 Ratings

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear red amber, slight head, no lacing. Wood and hop aroma. Pleasant medium bodied oaked IPA with moderate hops. Hoppy middle with a somewhat astringent finish. Not a hop forward IPA. Oak is nice, but not very complex. An enjoyable oaked IPA, but not that remarkable.

Photo of jda007
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MatthewWilde
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great example of what a good beer a DIPA can be on wood. Easily as good as Burton Baton.

Served in a 10oz-12oz snifter from the source.

This beer was just clean...much better than the Hercules. Grapefruit, fresh cut grass, the wood was there but not at all overpowering. The oak just added depth. There was a small amount of booziness detected, as one would expect with a 10% wood aged beer. NOT overly malty. Horray! To my pleasant surprise.

Was glad I was able to try this one visiting Denver for the first time.

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stephens101
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Striking reddish-orange that pales at light. The thick tan head is resilient. Smells of citrus, floral hops, caramel, yeast and some cotton candy for good measure. Has a light fruity middle wrapped in resinous hops. Oak, vanilla and cardamom come into play. Pure medium bodies with crisp edges and well-concealed alcohol. Smooth with a near perfect build.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LinusBohman
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served at room temperature into a snifter.

A: Golden brown. Quite clear with a white head that resides quite fast. Some lacing on the sides of the glass. Doesn´t look very carbonated, no apparent bubbles.

S: Candyapple, syrup, alcohol and chocolate. Also some woodiness.

T: Wood, syrup, almond and with a vague aftertaste. Some vanilla in there as well.

M: Thick body and low in carbonation. Dry to the palate.

O: I can down a bottle but then it´s enough. It gets a bit dry and I feel that somethings missing to get the right balance to this one.
Quite average for a craft beer is the overall impression, but still worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

16th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.