Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Beer Review #125
Here is what the Brewer Says:
Based on our 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 of 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 17 years--here's to 17 more! 10.0% ABV.
My Thoughts:  This beer poured a clear rust/copper color with a thick off white foamy head.  After a few minutes the head reduced and left light lacing throughout.  The smell had a mild hop aroma of grapefruit, citrus and pine with a backbone of oak and a hint of vanilla.  The taste had a piney hop resin to it at first and even more so mid-drink.  Then came a mild malt backbone that showed the oak along with caramel and toffee.  The lingering hop bitterness wasn't strong and had a hint of vanilla with it, but not enough to make me cringe since I dislike vanilla so much.  The body was fuller and very smooth throughout with low/mild carbonation. I enjoyed this wood aged double ipa, and although it wasn't my favorite I still suggest you give it a try since it was something different, just not quite as good as the Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly

Serving Type: 22oz Bottle
My Rating: Overall 80/100
Look: 4 | Smell: 4 | Taste: 4 | MouthFeel: 4 | Drinkability: 4
I drank this back in early May, but forgot to publish this review!

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...