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