17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by OutFox:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Saison Dupont glass.
A - Gorgeous amber in color with a pure white head. Good retention and lacing.
S - Malty sort of sweetness hits the nostrils upfront. Delve into the glass and the oak and hops start to show through with noticeable hints of vanilla.
T - Not as hoppy as you'd expect for a double IPA but the taste is great. The oak and vanilla and malt really shine in this beer. It tastes tastes exactly as it smells. The alcohol becomes more noticeable as it nears room temperature.
M - Really sort of rich. Has a good weight to it.
O - Great beer. Love the oak flavors. Would have liked a little more hop character but its a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 02:10:56 | More by OutFox
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3.94/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a deep, rich copper colored body beneath the rocky off-white head which is slow to dissolve leaving a dense, sticky lacing in its wake.
The aroma offers a unique blend of earthy hops, sweet caramel and Munich malt, vanilla, and wood notes. I'm sure the two years this beer has on contributes to what the senses detect.
This is quite tasty and two years after the fact the generous malty backbone of caramel and breads malts are a bit more pronounced than the earthy hops. There is a sweetness of dark fruits as well at this point and generous woodnotes and vanilla.
This is a big chewy beer with a dry woody finish and medium carbonation amidst the massive body.
This is a good wood aged DIPA with great elements of hops, malt, and wood notes all well balanced. The woody aspects do not dominate this beer which is appreciated.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 02:45:09 | More by CHADMC3
17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.