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Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!


ditmier's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a clear golden with a small beige head...aroma is sticky caramel and vanilla, hop resin, grapefruit peel...flavour is sweet and sticky malt, tons of tannic wood and pitch, plenty of fusal alcohol as well...finish is hot sugar...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1822) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Quite dark copper. 2012 vintage drank in 2016. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Tony B. Malty. Oxidized.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
16th anniversary. Bottle. Amber with frothy white head. Aroma of malt, fruity, oak, yeasty. Sweet flavour of malt, dried fruits, wooden notes. Dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2078) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
16th Anniversary. 2015 Xmas gathering. Pours cloudy, chunky orange with no head and no lacing. Nose is maple, molasses. Flavour of syrup, fruit, earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/big sweet, medium bitter. Full creamy body with lively carbonation. Big, astringent finish. Nice! 18th Anniversary had as well. Very similar overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - 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 (2244) - 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 (1808) - 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.


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