Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. Bottled on 9/10. Consumed on 10/20.
A - Amber in color. Poured no head. Light carbonation. No lacing as liquid receded.
S - Moderately fragrant. Apricot and brown sugar.
T - Dominant malt backbone. Moderate sweetness composed of maple syrup, nutmeg, and hazelnut. Some tartness composed of orange and pineapple with a lemon rind finish. Key note is that mat backbone was dominant throughout. Some alcohol notes.
M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nothing remarkable.
O - A mess. Malt backbone over powering and inappropriate for an IPA or DIPA. Not recommended.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 23:41:18 | More by Duane_Opfer
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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 3,278 ratings.