Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

 
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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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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fonefan (50669) - 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
yespr (47037) - 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
Ungstrup (38242) - 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.

3.7
joergen (28949) - 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.

3.8
anders37 (26878) - 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.

3.9
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
[email protected] (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.

4
Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Bottle shared with Michael & Jane, and Darrell at Pizzeria Paradiso. Clear deep orange amber with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of orange peel and malt. Tastes of bourbon, and very strongly so. Lots of oak, very dry, and a nice bitter finish. Needs to tone down the bourbon, and it would be a great beer. 3.5 Second rating, bottle courtesy of Dave at Max’s - thank you sir! Aroma more closely resembles unfiltered apple cider, and the whiskey was much more subtle in the taste, which also featured sour apple pie, cinnamon and birch. 4.0

3
cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 bottle at gbbf 16.... dark amber ... bubbly white head .... big sweet resiny hop nose ... again big hop ... quite sweet .... little toffeee ... juicy and sweet ... nice but heavy ... 3.6

bottle at home 17 ... copper ... light white lacing ... that typical american malt nose ... sweet malts ... juicy malts ... that huge american malts ... little oak ... bah not really me 3.0

3.5
omhper (25544) - 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.

3.6
madmitch76 (25321) - , 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!


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