Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

Rated 3.446 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company

Denver, CO, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

10% Alcohol by Volume

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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 16 years - here’s to 16 more! 10.0% ABV.

ID: 39322 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank4221
Overall Percentile90.9
Style Rank290 of 1688
Style Percentile82.8
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.613
Weighted Score3.446
Standard Deviation0.340

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Gift from pfoxyjohn when he visited a few months back: Slightly hazy dark amber pour with a tight sustained creamy head and beautiful lacing throughout. Nice aromas with some oaken vanilla and subdued earthy hops presence. Taste is the king here: smooth yet aggressive with the aok mellowing the massive amount of hops, taming them somewhat to a nice earthy palette and slightly sweet vanilla flavor, ending in a smooth bitter linger that is very welcome. Nice done. Huge thanks John for this goodie that I've been waiting to try.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Draught@SBWF2009 (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.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    July 2010 - Making a wood aged version of a regular pale ale is just a bad idea. No head, no lacing. A good malty sweet base and some nice flavoring from the wood aging. Lots of oak and a big boozy presence. The problem was the next to no hop presence that made this a bit of a sickly mess. They shoulda used Titan as a base.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle from State Line. Poured an amber color, ok initial head. The aroma was oaky sawdust and some piney citrus hops. The flavor followed the aroma, but the vanilla and oak notes were a bit over the top, some mild tannins, strong sawdust and oak notes throughout, the light caramel presence only that, full citrus and piney hops present in the finish. For some reason, the Southern Tier oak-aged IPA was nice, but this isn’t doing it for me as much. Fad over, or just not as well done? Dunno. Mouthfeel was a tad malt-imbalanced. Decent, but nothing to get excited over.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours out in a shady reddish amber colour with a small creamy off-white head. Caramel, crackers. pine, vanilla oak, dried cherries and coconuts in the aroma. Nearly full-bodied with notes of oak, burnt caramel, nuts, pine and red grapefruit. Long medium-bitter finish of oak, nuts and orange-peels.

  • CYBERCAT 9564 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is fairly strong and hoppy with an overtone of grapefruit and a hint of wood. It comes out of the bottle a clear copper with a fairly thick and fluffy white head that doesn't stick around too long. Rich flavor is hoppy and only slightly bitter with fruity, floral and woody hints. Smooth texture has a nice hoppy bite and leaves behind a faint tingle.

  • RICHIEDPGH 3 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A very heavy high alcohol tasting double ipa. Says 10%, tastes like 15 - 17. Very oily oaky mouth feel. Would have liked a little less oil and a little more smoother taste, but the oak after taste was excellent.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear dark copper with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is light. Mouthfeel is tangy. Flavor is wow oaked malt and very very nice. A bit of a watery scotch thing going on but all in all very enjoyable.

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