17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
2.13/5 rDev -45.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured into a Minneapolis Town Hall flute on 8/26/11; thanks to MbpBugeye for sharing.
Bottled March 29 2011 (5 month old oak aged DIPA? Whatever...)
Rustic, browned amber; leaning toward copper, perhaps. Thin retention; scattered strands of lace.
Oak, caramel, sweet bread, orange peel, hints of grapefruit and hints of pepper, spice and spice aromas. Easily a sweet malt bomb. Flavors of candied malts, floral hops, caramel, toasted sugars, buried citrus (muted), dry wood notes and an underlying layer of alcohol. Full bodied and rather slick with booze. Lower carbonation results in a plodding feel.
Overall impression - not really my bag; it's pretty meh for a DIPA, regardless of age.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 01:52:51 | More by Ryan011235
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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 302 ratings.