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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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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