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Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
15th Anniversary: 2009
16th Anniversary: 2010
17th Anniversary: 2011
18th Anniversary: 2012


Based on our most award-winning beer, Denver Pale Ale, this copper-hued treat is a celebration of everything Great Divide does best. Plenty of malty sweetness provides a backdrop for earthy, floral English and American hops, while French and American oak round off the edges and provide a touch of vanilla. Thanks to everyone who’s supported us for the last 15 years - here’s to 15 more!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopheadJT (3) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2013 does not count
Subtle oak aroma but overwhelmed by earthy citrus hops. Cloudy copper color with big yeast chunks covered with a thick white foam. Bold hop bitterness with a full body. Long lasting bitterness but delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle of the 17anniversary aged in cellar fridge. Pours a dark copper, malty aroma followed by the alcohol. Very good full bodied beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fejez (37) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2013
Sweet and woodden taste. Herbal at the nose with a bit of nuts and chocolate. The sweetness is balanced by a strong bitterness, making an ’harmonious extreme’ beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Very bready malty. But a nice amount of hops in the aroma. Not bad but quite balanced. Nice vanilla warm taste from the oak. Quite good, but not amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
Smells very malty to be an ipa..Nice golden-brown-ish. The taste not bad, but a little too strange if you ask me. Good mouthfeel. Good beer, but i like the concept more than the beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1704) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with white head. Aroma is dank hops with oak shining through. Dry woody flavor with good hops and malt backbone. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (228) - - JAN 5, 2013
Nice fruity smell and taste. Very well balanced. You can taste some vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4292) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Nice mild and complex aroma. Fruity, light hoppy and some wood. Full body with a really great balanced sweetness. Also a nice bitterness. Rich, but not overkill. Some plums in the flavour? Nice balanced sweetness with some wood and hopps in the flavour. Lovely beer! Smooth carbonation and very well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle, 18th Anniversary, from Systembolaget Nordstan in Göteborg, Sweden]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (793) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Amber. Lots of wood in the aroma and taste. Oaky, rich malt, prominent hops. Unique and the more you drink it the more it grows on you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a hazy amber orange with an off white headband sweet woody aroma. Taste is well balanced, of hops, fruits, malt, wood, and caramel with a bitter finish. Unique, good tasting brew.


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