17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by broken22:
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass. This beer has a thick head that formed. Looked like a fermentation head how it lingered and popped off. The color of the beer is a nice deep golden amber. I can smell the hops. They are not super fragrant where I can smell the beer from afar. Rather I need to stick my nose in the glass. The hop character as far as smell goes does not seem like an Imperial IPA. The hops are too subdued and sweet smelling. The flavor is very nicely balanced in how it's working with the hops. Like the smell the hops are very subdued. The beer is sweet with a nice hop character. The mouthfeel is what you would expect. A medium bodied beer with average amount of carbonation.
Overall this is a really really good beer. I'm surprised at how mellow the hops are considering the style. This beer seems more like a pale ale to me. I may however be too used to drinking hop bomb beers since I live in San Diego and Stone Brewery has me accustomed to that. I really like this beer and suggest you pick it up. Another great beer from Great Divide.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2011 03:43:29 | More by broken22
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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.