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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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no score

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 3
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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heysuz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Intro: Split a 22oz. with a friend in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dry looking with ample head, lacy is clinging and carbonation on the inside of the glass, although the head recedes quickly

Smell: Weak aroma, slightly fruity, but very hard to smell anything.

Taste: Good bitter and dry hoppy flavor, but you can taste the malt in the background which smoothes it out a bit. Also the wood aging gives it a smoother more refined taste.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and left with a resin hop bitterness as an aftertaste.

Overall: Maybe not award winning but close to my top ten. It has a good crisp taste with little to no aftertaste. I keep coming back to this beer repeatedly. I have bought several cases to ensure I always have some handy.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 19:41:44 | More by heysuz
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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.