16th Anniversary Wood Aged | Great Divide Brewing Company

very good
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16th Anniversary Wood Aged16th Anniversary Wood Aged

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same as 15th Anniversary Wood Aged.

Added by Mebuzzard on 06-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a clear red amber, slight head, no lacing. Wood and hop aroma. Pleasant medium bodied oaked IPA with moderate hops. Hoppy middle with a somewhat astringent finish. Not a hop forward IPA. Oak is nice, but not very complex. An enjoyable oaked IPA, but not that remarkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Great example of what a good beer a DIPA can be on wood. Easily as good as Burton Baton.

Served in a 10oz-12oz snifter from the source.

This beer was just clean...much better than the Hercules. Grapefruit, fresh cut grass, the wood was there but not at all overpowering. The oak just added depth. There was a small amount of booziness detected, as one would expect with a 10% wood aged beer. NOT overly malty. Horray! To my pleasant surprise.

Was glad I was able to try this one visiting Denver for the first time.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Striking reddish-orange that pales at light. The thick tan head is resilient. Smells of citrus, floral hops, caramel, yeast and some cotton candy for good measure. Has a light fruity middle wrapped in resinous hops. Oak, vanilla and cardamom come into play. Pure medium bodies with crisp edges and well-concealed alcohol. Smooth with a near perfect build.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served at room temperature into a snifter.

A: Golden brown. Quite clear with a white head that resides quite fast. Some lacing on the sides of the glass. Doesn´t look very carbonated, no apparent bubbles.

S: Candyapple, syrup, alcohol and chocolate. Also some woodiness.

T: Wood, syrup, almond and with a vague aftertaste. Some vanilla in there as well.

M: Thick body and low in carbonation. Dry to the palate.

O: I can down a bottle but then it´s enough. It gets a bit dry and I feel that somethings missing to get the right balance to this one.
Quite average for a craft beer is the overall impression, but still worth a try.

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16th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 296 ratings.
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