Messiah | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rhinos00 on 06-07-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of rye726
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy oak color with a silky tan head. Light lacing on the plstic cup it was served in.

Nose has piney hops, citrus fruits, earthy Belgian yeast, bready malts and a fresh herbal hop presence from the dry hopping.

Taste is superbly balanced. The spicy Belgian yeast strain matches the floral hops very well. Some caramel malts and ripe fruits as well as fresh, earthy hops again from the dry hopping.

Thick, oily body is delicately carbonated. Fresh bitter hops through the finish.

Tatsy stuff, enjoyed several pints of this until it was gone.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is their double IPA with Belgian yeast strain. And it fits that description pretty well.
At GD 15th Anny Party. Plastic cup. The head was foamingly huge and soft. Didn't get any chunks or rockiness to it. Huge aroma of pine, citrus, esters, flower, some small hints of vine and vanilla. It does smell great. Make a cologne out of this! I'd love to smell like it.
Good blend of flavors. Citrus up front, a small bite. Very quick malt in the middle, which is overtaken by pine in the back and then the yeasty esters come through. It feels light in the end, but this is pretty big.
A good IIPA, but I tend to like the ones that bite back.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Great Divide's 15th Anniversary Party. Poured into a clear plastic cup.

A- Pours a bright cider-like color with a two fingers width of off-white head. Little lacing as the beer was consumed.

S- One of the best noses on any DIPA I have ever had. This one had a mixture of everything. Fruit bliss with plenty of pineapples, oranges and other citric aromas. While this was definitely more fruity than piney, there was also a subtle aroma of pine needles which gave a nice contrast. Well done.

T- Every bit as good as the aroma. The citrus flavors were very pronounced, just a big mash of fruit deliciousness. I found the introduction of the unfiltered Belgian yeast to be a nice little twist to a traditional DIPA. Also a little pine bitterness in the finish.

M- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- I mean there was no end to this beer. I went back again and again until this keg was tapped.

Overall, all I got to say is Pliny eat your heart out. This would probably be one of my highest rated DIPAs, if not the highest, if it weren't for the appearance category. They really need to bottle this beer.

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Messiah from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.54 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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