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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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 03-26-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy, dense tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the head really billows when swirled. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big malt aromas with some floral hops.
t - very woody with some spicy hops and a hint of vanilla. this one was a little boozy but really worked nicely in this beer.
m - very creamy and coating.
o - another winner from GD. really loved this beer.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Bottled 20 March 2012.

A: Two fingers of head (with excellent retention) top an opaque honey-brown beer. Very good lacing and impressive IPAppearance.

S: Lovely! Soft hops have mellowed from either age, wood, or general disposition. Fruity and round, with touches of caramel and butterscotch.

T/M: Interesting, and not my favourite. Perhaps it's mellowed too long. Bland, very little mouthfeel, and unusually fruity. I detect traces of English hops, but very little of the bitter citrus of American varietals.

O: I do so love Great Divide, but my fanhood set me up for a bit of a letdown. I would not recommend this beer in its present state. Try it fresher or try it more agèd, but not like this. Still, a nice beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, solid amber body a rich, sticky head; solid rings of lacing left behind on the glass with every sip. Caramel and toffee dominant nose with a hint of grass or hay. Medium body, light sugary feel.
Flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma with the addition of a medium strengthed hop bitterness and a twinge of alcohol warmth.

A really nice journeyman DIPA. Rich, flavorful, enjoyable overall.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orangey amber in the wine glass. Not much foam, but plentiful lacing. A nice nose of vanilla, though a little mustiness as well.

Tanginess on the tongue gradually reveals itself to be the woody flavors. Mouthfeel flattens out after some sipping. Sweet and fruity, but so sharp as to seem like the malt has been turned strictly to the purpose of producing alcohol. Overall it's more hot and harsh than I care for, though it's a powerhouse of hops. Bitter aftertaste, but that endless orange peel taste keeps coming.

Sharp, hugely hoppy, overly sweet, and the barrel flavor doesn't seem to add to the overall pleasure. From the 22 oz bottle.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - murky burnt orange, nice off white foam, nice lacing (especially considering ABV)

S - faint, oak, sweetness

T - wood/oak dominates, candied orange marmalade, vanilla/mint notes, only a tad boozy

M - syrupy as expected for the style

O - I was looking for more of an oak accent to a great DIPA, I got an oak dominated beer.

This is probably my taste prejudice, I LOVE oak aged Yeti, where the oak adds a vanilla accent. This beer is dominated by the oak (Cigar City has the same problem with their cedar aged beers). I like the thought process, but don't care for the execution.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.