17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by notyourdadsbeer:
4.7/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip at Euclid Hall. Thank you Great Divide for the gift of beer!
A: Pours a very nice dark amber with red hues. Thick 1 and 1/2 head off white to egg shell white, sticky, and has great lacing.
S: Touch of vanilla and sweet but not cloying malts. Hops are present but aren't massive and invading. Just a touch of bitterness.
T: Malt is big and balances out the hops, just like the nose. The hops are present and quite large and creep up the back of the palate. Touch of sweetness off the front of the beer- vanilla mainly. A little boozie mid palate and turns to sweet whiskey tones as the beer warms.
M: Full bodied and quite large. Clean coating across the palate with solid carbonation. The finish is long and stunning. As the beer warms the finish goes from bitter and creamy malt to sweet vanilla whiskey.
D: Fantastic beer and a great tribute to 17 years of brewing. Perfect beer to sip while catching up with a friend or just like a great glass of wine- something to sip and enjoy for a longer period of time than a normal beer can give. Excellent for the winter and perfect over the summer.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2011 21:23:40 | More by notyourdadsbeer
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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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