Great Divide Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 whos supported us for the last 15 years - heres to 15 more!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1537) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
May 13th, 2011 - Another year has passed, but the sentiment is the same as it was in 2011 - the Great Divide Wood Aged Double IPA is a ode to great brewing work, and to an institution that I hope always darkens Denvers doors. The thin off-white head births a vicious, clinging lacing, which contrasts with the somber dark honey and bronze color of the clear brew. And right away, masculine, gourmet smells from the glass set my nose and writing hand into a flurry of activity. The smell is heavy, sticky and sweet, with roasted asparagus, a little mesquite, and hickory aromas. The roasted smells are compelling, and I already regret not having a grill nearby to make something to complement this beer. The body is even heavier, my palate straining under its density, bouncing carbonation and slashing alcohol notes. Sticky with sweet potato, honey and hickory, this beer is full of warm, comforting winter flavors, but feels a little clumsy for it. This is easily forgiven in the aftertaste, where this Anniversary brew delivers a long aftertaste one can meditate on, preferably by a fire, and preferably by one applying its flames to a piece of meat. This is a worthy beer to mark Great Divides 17th Anniversary, and I hope to see it again in a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2010 - 16th Anniversary Edition: 2010 - Copper in colour. Very Hoppy; earthy, floral and oily resinous piney hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit, tangerines, tropical fruit. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee, lots and lots of oak, vanilla. Great hop/fruit/malt balance. Sweet toasty caramel malts balanced by resinous hops, all smoothed out by the oak and vanilla. Smooth, rich, complex. Terrific 2IPA! (2010-08)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3893) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Sample, 18th anniversary, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morriss, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: dirty brown, ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, tired; mouth: hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, tired, semi-dry finale in bittering hops, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly grainy texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, 18me anniversaire, party de Nol chez Stephen Morris, savoure le 18 dcembre 2015; il : brun sale, anneau de mousse fauve, lgre dentelle; nez : houblon, malt, caramel, alcool, fatigu; bouche : houblon, malt, caramel, alcool, fatigu, finale semi-sche en houblon amrisant, corse, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amre, texture lgrement granuleuse; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2308) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baramba (1038) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2410) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11048) - 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.

   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

   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

   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

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