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19th Anniversary Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
19th Anniversary Ale isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass – a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
384
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 384 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of steph1974
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A honey gold, small head dissipates

S weird, hard to identify. Alcohol, honeysuckle, pepsin, unidentifiable fruit, barrel, whiskey as it warms

T. Oddly fluffy but high alcohol. Sweetish, but not cloying, somewhat like a triple-quad-hybrid. Vanilla, cream soda, floral nectar, bitter green tea.

M. Fluffy, smooth, creamy, awesome. Followed by lingering alcohol warmth

O. Very interesting, still not sure if I really like it. Appreciate it's step outside the lines. My opinion aside, very solid.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this large bottle brew out of snifter glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving a wispy lace and no trail.

S: Floral earthy hop and malt aroma.

T: Very strong alcoholic and sweet flavor. Finishes like it starts – strong and sweet.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Very good DIPA – worthy of a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz.

Pours a deep, slightly hazy honey gold. White sudsy lacing for a head.

Smells of honey, molasses, biscuits and rich citrusy hops.

Honey and biscuit malt, rich and flavorful, with a mild bite of citrus hops.

Medium body with a mild fizzy carbonation on the tongue. Warms a bit going down.

A nice strong ale, goes down easy and has a good flavor. Very worth trying. Hides its strength pretty well until the mouthfeel where you really notice it.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a pair of large snifters. 12 AIP 0912 is the bottle code.

Looks nice -- first half is clear, golden with a small head. Second half is a bit cloudy. Smell is surprisingly lagery. Yeasty with a bit of a tang. Something unidentifiable but kinda fruity.

Taste is overly sweet, a little nutty, syrupy, Something funky, maybe banana. Surprisingly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth. Overall, it's not bad, but it's not great.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 384 ratings