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Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1000) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a rusty amber-copper color with a cloudy, average-sized foamy off-white/light tan head with average-to-short retention, great lacing, and good cling. The beer’s aroma featured oak and light pine, a touch of citrus hops and caramel, some heavy grain character and faint vanilla. Its taste was a bitter grainy-citrus blend with some light caramel and oak malt, a touch of vanilla, and a slight sour grain and bitter finish. It had a medium body with average carbonation and good fizz, was a touch dry, and had a full mouthfeel.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (59) - - AUG 1, 2014
Riktigt bra och snygg öl. Sund att jag inte har någon kvar dock. Great Divide levererar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 backlog. 17th Anniversary edition. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger thick white head that left chunky lacing. The nose is sweet caramel and ripe citrus. The taste is toffee, overripe citrus, and a nice tart grapefruit finish. Medium bodied. Tasty. 3.8

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från 2012. Mjuk och krämig. Skön beska fortfarande. Fruktig, nästan apelsinmarmelad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (553) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
650 mL bottle of 17th Anniversary shared at Tippins at an impromptu tasting. Thanks Dom! The pour on this is a pale gold, with some darker tendencies and a nice tall white head and some moderate spotty lace. The aroma is definitely hoppy and bitter, but the oak almost provides a little bit of a vanilla malty sweetness toward the back end. It’s really good. The flavor is much of the same. The hops are definitely toned down from what I’d expect, and I think the oak has a large part of that. They offer a little more of an earthy character. It’s not as dominated by a hoppy presence as I’d expect for an double IPA, but it’s still quite good. The mouth feel is a little thin, but decently creamy, with a great carbonation, and a decent aftertaste, but there isn’t the citrusy dominance that I was hoping for. It’s a little dry, which is good

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
Backlog - 16th anniversary. Strong wooden notes and accompanying sweetness paired with the usual hop aromas.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Rated on 9-25-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This bottled beer provided by patrick767 pours a small off-white head with a good retention, transparent amber body, fair amount of lacing, and visible carbonation. The Aroma is malty, oak, floral, and citrus hops. The Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, oak, hint of vanilla, floral, and citrus hops. The Palate is lightly tingly and this beer is full bodied. Overall, this beer is a sipping beer at 10%ABV, but I did not find it to be overly hoppy tasting for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Couleur ambrée foncé, le nez est sur le caramel, le malt grillé, le bois et la vanille, un peu d’agrumes aussi mais dans le fond. La bouche est maltée, caramélisée, vanillée, assez puissante, pas trop amère. Au final, la finition en fût a enlevé du fruit pour le remplacer par de la vanille, du bois et du caramel. C’est pas vraiment ce que j’aime, même si c’est pas mal fait.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2200) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
5/13/2011. 22 oz. bottle. Had both the 16th and 17th version. Dark amber color with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, hops, malt, tropical fruit with some sweetness from the oak. Rich and complex with plenty of hops on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a dark copper with an off-white head that never quite goes away. Good lacing down the glass as well. Smells of sweet oakey vanilla. A little earthiness and some fruity hop character as well. Smells sweet, but not overly so. Strong forward presence of oak and vanilla with a little malty sweetness rounded out by bitter piney resinous hops. Finishes a bit wet with lingering bitterness and vanilla. A little bit sticky and good carbonation. Been waiting to crack this one open for a bit as I loved the 16th Ann. It didn’t disappoint. I hate the Rumble IPA, but this one is great. Lots of good vanilla presence and a good marriage of hops and malt. A very good DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen (714) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle--my beer was bottled on March 20, 2012. Hazy amber color with a medium white head. Aroma was rich in hops along with some malt. Loved it. Hoppy bitterness on the taste along with some wood, I guess. The hop bitterness followed through on the end. Produce place.


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