18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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2.55/5 rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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Pours out a very hazed brownish-amber caramel sort of color with a single finger of sand colored head that lasts for five minutes and leaves behind curtains of lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels.
So. Much. Wood. There is a VERY strong -raw- oaken woody astringency in the flavor which is only really hinted at in the nose. And it's not toasted wood... it's raw. This is actually somewhat above the high end of my palate tolerance for wood, I feel as if I'm chewing on lumber... which makes me think that this could be a candidate for experimental cellaring to tame the splinters. I can just barely make out all the pine resin, florals, and earthy / caramel malt that the nose had promised; almost completely buried under piles of oaken two by fours.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 04:01:17 | More by WastingFreetime
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