Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ch1mpy:
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Amber colour with large off-white head of which a thin layer remains during the entire session. Soon there is heavy lacing around two-thirds of the glass. Simply beautiful.
The nose has a nutty bitter tone to it. An intense smell of American hops fill the room as soon as I begin to pour. Definite pine tones can be found.
Heavy, dry, bitter taste. The alcohol makes itself apparent immediately.
Smooth, dry, mouthfeel with an aftertaste that sticks to the back to your mouth for a long time. The carbonation is thankfully relatively light.
What can be said about drinkability then? Considering how heavy this beer is, it goes down almost easier than one would want.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2008 19:07:55 | More by Ch1mpy
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3.59/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an overcast orange with a meaty head that dwindles to an off-white swirl of melted ice milk. The glass is held together by pretty white lace that clings in all the right places.
Aroma is dirty C-hops rich with malt. You've definitely got your grapefruit citrus in the house, but the piney hops are more cone than needles.
Lots of slick acidic Lupulin. More malt presence than most American DIPAs.
Mouthfeel is cream-filled. Full and feathery soft fades to a slow acidic Humulene chemical burn.
This brew takes an interesting approach to the DIPA style shooting for a very active nutty maltiness in the forefront to bring equilibrium to the loaded hops. The result however I think emphasizes the somewhat unpleasant oil-like burn brought by DIPA level hop rate. By choosing to not showcase the hop aroma and flavor as prominently as others this beer has taken away from itself an important component that makes heavy-hitting IPAs so enjoyable.
Generally I'm a huge fan of their big brews but this was just an average Double IPA, not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:37:08 | More by ExtraStout
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,273 ratings.