18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by crossovert:
2.83/5 rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
650ml red-foiled bottle.
Aged IPAs are always toss-ups. Either the brewer accounted for the loss of hop bitterness and aroma or they didn't.
This one pours a deep red with a creamy but foamy slightly off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing.
The smell is alcoholic and fruity. There is a bit of oak , caramel, and some English hop notes.
The flavor is nearly cloyingly sweet, medium to mild bitterness that increases. Some decent hoppy flavors with some grassiness, pine, and candied citrus. A bit of oak in the flavor but not too much. Some tannins.
Overall it is what I feared, just a mundane sort of brew that is bereft of its freshness.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2012 03:05:17 | More by crossovert
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