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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 03-26-2012)
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  Pours a deep copper color that is practically crystal clear with a few streaming bubbles. A crown of creamy bone head that disappears rather quickly to a white bubbly wake. 

S:  Sweet candied malts, molasses, floral hop aroma, old rustic oak and vanilla bean.  Sweet pungent alcohol stings the nose. 

T/M:  A creamy highly effervescent medium body that swirls in the mouth nicely.  Sweet candied and bisquity malts, astringent corn alcohol, a bountiful bouquet of floral hops, orange oil and a touch of grapefruit. Subdued hops compliment the aged toasted oak resin.  The finish is dry but smooth with oak infused plum and citrus alcohol.   White grapes fade in and out in the final linger.  Once warned the vanilla bourbon flavors really awaken and warm the palate.

O:  I love oak aged brews but sometimes the wood and smoke overpower all other flavors. That is not the case with this DIPA.  All floats are crisp and complimenting delivering a solid offering.  Great Divide knocked this out of the park. 

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 01:27:04 | More by Hopswagger
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Taste: hops, caramel, slight apple citrus, and a faint oak finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel: medium. 4

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-- Label is nicely done with more a " classic wine" bottle look, simple and eloquent. It is hard on initial look to find brewer.

S: Initial heavy malt smell with a hind a sweetness. Typical hoppy smell with fresh hops was not as heavily appreciated

T: Mellowed out malt and hops with a aftertaste of of earthy tones and oak. Finishes slightly sweet. Typical heavy hop bitterness is not appreciated. Vert nicely done

M: Silky and finishes smoothly

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Appearance - Hazy amber colour with an average size frothy off white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, light hops, dark fruits

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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.