17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ocelot2500:
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear, dark amber color with a tight white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing.
Smells of vanilla oak notes and caramel malt with some pine hops.
Tastes of a strong oak presence up front followed by solid hop notes. A large wave of oak and vanilla notes come first. Hops add some pine and floral notes. All rounded out with a bit of caramel malt. Bitterness is definitely present and there is more than enough sweetness to cut it.
Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, an interesting take on the style, but in the end the oak detracts too much from the hops for my tastes.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2011 03:15:29 | More by ocelot2500
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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 300 ratings.