17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a La Chouffe tulip
A - Deep amber/copper, half finger off white head and a bit of lacing
S - Very sweet, yeasty, earthy, soil, lots of flowers, island citrus fruits, lovely hops. Just a huge sweet candy nose
T - Vanilla, oak, earth, very sweet yeast, alcohol, almost over the top bitterness, pine, slight sap, grapefruit, lots of flowers, nice citrus and more wood
M - Chewy, full body, medium minus acidity, lots of complexity, pretty balanced and long finish
D - For those who heads are full of hops, this one is for you. Also, if huge hops scares you all the sweetness, earth and wood balance that out. Give this one a try
Final thought - $10 and +10% abv and only released once in a lifetime. Just like Nike says "just do it"
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2011 22:06:24 | More by whatthehull
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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 298 ratings.