17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by cjoc83:
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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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
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