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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 39 | 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.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notyourdadsbeer on 03-30-2011)
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a chalice a deep, clear copper/amber color with about 2 fingers of egg-shell white head that recedes into a frothy layer but leaves some excellent lacing on the glass.

Nose is a bit subdued. Citrus/ floral hops, some sweet caramel malt, subtle oak and vanilla notes.

Flavors are much more pronounced in the taste. Sweet caramel malts mix with citrus (mango, grapefruit) and floral hops with some nice, pretty discernible oak flavor and touches of vanilla. A little bit of alcohol warmth and pine bitterness in the finish. Very nice. As the beer warms, the vanilla flavor really comes out and leaves a bit of a sweet vanilla taste in the finish.

mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium bodied, creamy, and a little chewy. Nice carbonation. Dry finish with some bitterness and, as it warms, sweet vanilla.

A really great oak-aged DIPA. The oak character softens the ABV considerably and tastes great along side sweet caramel malts and citrus/ floral hops, with some sweet vanilla notes in the background. I'ts a tad heavy and a bit of a sipper (a bomber of this and I'm finished for the night), but overall another great offering from Great Divide. In my opinion, GD is really making a name for themselves with some first-class oak-aged beers (Chocolate and Espresso Oak Yeti, etc).

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 00:35:38 | More by cjoc83
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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.