OLD RUFFIAN is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at the start with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, it quickly becomes aggressive with its bold hop flavors and huge hop bitterness. Ultimately, the big body, succulent sweetness and massive hop character come together to work wonders on your palate. (Description provided by company)
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Another complex yet balanced beer from Great Divide
Great Divide's Old Ruffian barley wine-style ale is described as "hefty" and "hoppy". It pours a deep caramel color with a thick, quickly dissipating head. The nose is bright and hoppy with an undercurrent of dark fruits. The flavor is indeed hefty, with a lot of piney hops and that bit of sweetness I picked up from the nose. It's a fantastically balanced beer. Great Divide, you win again.