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Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, pine, wood. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100820]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
22 fl oz bottle, RBSG2009. Pours clear and dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is light yeasty and subdued roasted malt. Fruity too. Mild fruity and malty flavoured, slight phenolic. Smooth fruity and phenolic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, over ripe fruit, and hops, leading to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear amber golden with a creamy beige head. Spicy, lightly perfumy woody aroma. Medium body, somewhat oxidized and tired mouthfeel, bourbon notes and a warming alcoholic finish without much bitterness. 110709

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle at Theis & Mette, 18th anniversary. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass, vanilla and oak. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of oak and vanilla. Hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Draught@SBWF2009 (thanks to the bartender from some pub Falun, both for a sip from this as well as for a good chat). Deep amber colour with small beige creamy head. Aroma is zest, lots of fruity and floral hops along with some wooden notes as well as caramel malts. Flavour is quite much the same, but the wooden notes are a bit stronger. Rather interesting result.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear ambe, airy head. Cookie malt and lychee strikes first. Sweet and full bodied wth clean, rounded mouthfeel. Dough and aromatic grapefruit, notesof wood. Mid bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden and it feels harmonious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a woody malty hoppy bitter aroma with some hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter woody vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
27th September 2009
15th Anniversary. Hazy amber brown beer. Frothy off white head. Toffee vanilla nose. Semi soft palate. Rich malt with a toffee streak. A little wood vanilla but not particularly sweet. Rich hops but somewhat repressed. Aniseed alcohol at the finish. Nice but more of BA Barleywine methinks!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
As "15th Anniversary"
Beautiful amber color; big head, creamy.
Aroma of toffee, light butter, light hops, light vanilla oak.
Sweet caramel and toffee flavor, with a bold body and a soft and round mouthfeel; the bitterness is quite strong, but without interesting hop qualities; unfortunately the bitterness and the vanilla oak contribute in creating a suspicious butter feeling; this is a tad too much even for me, in the end.
It finishes with buttery and bitter toffee.


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