afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours a hazy amber with a medium sized off white head. It smells sweet with lots of okay notes like toasted coconut and vanilla, no hops in the nose to speak of. The flavor is very close to the nose: sweet with medium bitterness and lots of wood. When a beer is labeled as a DIPA you expect a certain level of hoppiness and this isn’t making the cut. Maybe when it was super fresh it would’ve been good or maybe in a year when it turns barleywine-esque but as it is it just isn’t very good.
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/18/2010 5:18:53 PM Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice amber body with healthy head. Nose of malts and vanilla. Nice taste of malts, with lots of wood, and vanilla. Quite enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hard to rate this as one as I had different vintages that were scored drastically different, 4.1, 4.0 and a 3.4 for 18. gotta go with the average I guess.
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Riktigt bra och snygg öl. Sund att jag inte har någon kvar dock.
Great Divide levererar
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från 2012. Mjuk och krämig. Skön beska fortfarande. Fruktig, nästan apelsinmarmelad
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog - 16th anniversary. Strong wooden notes and accompanying sweetness paired with the usual hop aromas.
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.