Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigBigPickle:
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz. into tulip-like glass.
A: Very clear - a light amber color. Thick head with staying power, even with the 2-pour.
S: Grain and Grass (as my brother-in-law says, "these beers taste like weeds"). Obvious Citrus and Apricot, with significant alcohol on the nose.
T: Bitter (in a good way) from start to finish. Vanilla (weird, I know). Bitter orange and grapefruit as you would expect, but the grapefruit almost takes a backseat to the apricot/vanilla, almost. This is a Hop Bomb, but not in the traditional sense. The vanilla/apricot seems to curb the intensity a bit, but it is still there.
M: A nice and easy pucker... Sorry, but it is bitter on the cheeks and tongue for quite awhile after the first sip and that, to me, is fabulous.
D: This is a very drinkable beer - not quite what I was expecting with a name like Hercules tied to it, but what do I know.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2010 23:54:19 | More by BigBigPickle
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4.39/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Amazingly found in the bargain bin of a local liquor store for $1.
Clear amber liquid with a substantial off-white head.
Bracing, hop-laden aroma.
The flavor is more subdued than I expected from a DIPA. The hops definitely dominate but there is backbone of malt here that gives it enough sweetness to not be completely insanely bitter. Lingering hop oilyness on the palate. A little bit of copper. A little bit of wheat bread. Mostly piney hops, especially on the finish.
The bottle says it is 10% ABV but I can't tell it.
Very nice full mouthfeel that sticks around.
I would recommend this for any hop-heads. It might make a good counterpoint to serve with a sweet fruit pie.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 05:34:00 | More by jmbranum
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,945 ratings.