18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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389 Ratings
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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chugalug06 on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
389
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 389 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of devilfluff
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle from 2012, drank 12/24/15 - Just so far past its prime, no hops to be found. It was like a sickly sweet barley wine with nothing to balance it out. I usually don't find wood to be a great addition to IPAs, and this was no exception. Tremendous amount of sediment.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl and in a craft beer glass poured from a 22 oz. Bottle.
A: Tea colored amber with a slight chill haze under a 2”pillowy off-white foam collar that produces thick lines of lace.
S: The bottle produces richer aromas than the tap version with earthy, citrusy hops over rich malts and a hint of bourbon.
T: The big caramelly malt flavors joined by the vanilla oak flavors and the big alcohol flavors accented by a dose of grapefruit rind bitterness evoke a bourbon based mixed drink.
F: Chewy, medium carbonation, warming, smooth and creamy.
O: A trifecta of big malt, big hops and big alcohol that goes down amazingly well.

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3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Not my favorite style, but this is actually pretty good. One would even say Doom-esque. Reminds me of an American Barleywine, heavy on the tea notes with a super oak dry finish. Some carmel, a little vanilla and a hint of tropical fruit hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 389 ratings.
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