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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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87
very good

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
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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alk3kenny

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark ruby color white cream colored head smell is sweet... more like a barley wine then a double ipa pleasant but not very strong... No hops on the nose for me but oak aging is obvious... hop bitterness is present in the taste right away leaves that hop stinging on the tongue but not unpleasant. def tastes like a cross between ipa and barley wine not sure it works for me. Going to let it warm a bit and see but at the moment not something I'd go back for.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 04:40:10 | More by alk3kenny
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megahurts4

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4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great Divide 18th Anniversary

Appearance: dark amber, medium head, and some good lacing. 4

Smell: apples, caramel, slight oak, and a slight toffee. 4.5

Taste: hops, caramel, slight apple citrus, and a faint oak finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel: medium. 4

Overall:
Another great year of the anniversary brings great flavor. I think it falls slightly under to the greatness of the 17th Anniversary's, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:44:31 | More by megahurts4
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber to caramel color, mild haze but bottle was about 18 months old. Nice cream colored head.
-- 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

O: Nicely done beer. The bitterness of fresh hopped IPA is tempered by the wood aging.

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09-28-2013 03:51:42 | More by Archimetez
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Bomber from the Potsdam NY IGA for $9 - Bottled March 2012

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

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and grassy hops. There is also a bit of a metallic flavour and dark fruits and some vanilla.

Overall - Not sure if this was meant be drank fresh.. but it is after all already aged. Mayne there would be more DIPA flavours - instead it tastes like a barleywine. Still a decent barley wine, just not all that exciting. I couldn't really taste the wood.

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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.