17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ghostwalker:
3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottled on Mar 29 2011. Hope I didn't wait too long...
Tons of suspended particles, what's up with that? This one was stored upright in my fridge. Reddish body with medium white head.
Nose is maltier than I would expect. Hops are there too.
Vanilla and smooth oak are definitely players in this one. Rich malt, with enough hops to not quite balance things out. Maybe more of a true double than usual. Kind of reminds me of Double Crooked Tree as being almost unbalanced to the malt end for a DIPA. Too sweet, but I still like it.
Mouthfeel is slightly thick and syrupy. Hoppy, but not enough.
Overall is good, but not great. I like this one, but would have brewed it with more hops. A 10% DIPA deserves serious hopitude.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 22:57:04 | More by ghostwalker
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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.