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

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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 03-26-2012)
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. This DIPA is a deep amber-orange color, with a thick 1" off-white head, leaving fractal lacing down the sides.

There's a lot of alcohol in the nose of the ale, tempered by sweet honey. With Great Divide's Anniversary Ale you expect hops, and this doesn't disappoint, with a tangy, pepper hop aroma, similar to GD's Hercules DIPA. Hints of each and apricot underneath to round it out.

Taste is quite good; starts sweet and subdued, having been positively influenced by the wood aging. The hop bitter presents more toward the end, with an oaky, smokey finish.

Has a fuller feel, but not a terribly bitter feel. The wood aging has really tamed and mellowed the hop presentation. A bit of a buttery feel, again similar to the Hercules.

A tasty, decent beer, better than GD's 17th Anniversary Ale, and certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:05:20 | More by TheHoppiest
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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.