17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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87
very good

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notyourdadsbeer on 03-30-2011)
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok, I'm going against the grain here it seems. This is a nice beer, it looks great and drinks very well for a 10%-er. With that said...

Nice look. Chestnut brown, reddish tones. Good, soft, dense head. Lacing is about perfect.

Aroma was woody. Some soft hints of caramel malt, and maybe some vanilla. But it's wood. No hops detected. And the pizza from Basic Kneads is getting in the way :)

It has a nice taste to it, if you like wood. The wood dominates. It's not harsh or biting. Kind of like chewing on popsickle stick...soaked in beer or something. I dunno, I just sense the wood kills everything else.

Feels a bit syrupy on the end. The soft bite from the wood is picked up by the abv. Warming, but alas the hops are killed.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear redish amber with thick white head that almost appeared to be nitro, which it wasn't.

The smell was hoppy and a hint of "wood" (which I will assume is oak)

The taste was...WOW! Ive never been able to taste so much oak straight up and with it being an IPA it gives it room to shine. I didn't think it would balance this well but it really did.

Being 10% ABV you don't notice all that much but don't let that sneak up on you!

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw these at my local spot today. Weird there is only 1 review so far.

Pours a clear amber. Light tan head. Good lacing.

Aroma is nice and oaky. Lots of hops and some noble hop aroma. Some caramel and aromatic malt aroma as well.

Taste is good. Nice and hoppy in the finish with an oaky smoothness. Pretty woody. Some sweet malt flavor too.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a bite in the finish. Nice carb.

Overall a tasty beer. Grab one and try it.

Photo of 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.

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17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.