17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by midworken:
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Note: Bottle date was March of 2011, consumed in January of 2012. Aged for 10 months.
Pours an amber brown with a fairly small off-white head.
Astringent upfront aroma leading itself to the wonderful smells of fresh cut wood. Floral notes hide underneath which rounds out the smell of this beer.
The astringency isn't nearly as present in the taste, where the floral hoppiness plays a critical role. However, the malty sweetness is in concert with the hoppiness which allows this to be a very drinkable beer. The oak helps this beer excel a little more. The taste is on par with other beers I have drank from Great Divide, nothing less and not a whole lot more.
This beer leaves the mouth still feeling wet, but the flavors do fade rather quickly so it pulls you to drink more.
I was a little afraid of what 10 months would do to this Double IPA, but for those of you who are still holding on to it... don't fret. The alcohol and astringency is really only present in the aroma and is only slightly present in the taste. It has aged great so far, and with it's high ABV, may age for some time longer.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 19:30:36 | More by midworken
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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.