19th Anniversary Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company

19th Anniversary Ale19th Anniversary Ale
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Style:
Strong Ale - American
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.94%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
386
From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  10
Gots
  21
SCORE
84
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19th Anniversary Ale19th Anniversary Ale
Notes: 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.
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MinorThreat from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Apr 29, 2013
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steph1974 from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Dec 05, 2013
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Dec 23, 2013
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ckollias from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Sep 03, 2013
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schaffer9252 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Oct 08, 2013
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Jan 14, 2014
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

May 28, 2014
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snaotheus from Washington

3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Dec 14, 2013
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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 386 ratings