Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,223 | Reviews: 1,479 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.36/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: clear amber orange body in a pint; couple of fingers of pale beige head, some arms and flecks of lace behind
S: wet piney hop aroma, caramel sweetness underscores
T: big malts and chewy caramel, pine resin hops and bittering close
M: slightly tacky, medium-full body, moderate carbonation, some coating
O: I love Great Divide (bias revealed) and this is a very good DIPA. This beer will hit every point you look for in a DIPA, but it might not "wow" you... This beer is, however, on-point style-wise, and you will enjoy it. Its a DIPA I would put into my rotation (so to speak). Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 22:28:51 | More by Greywulfken
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
100th review, so I thought id treat myself to a pricey, highly regarded IIPA.
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Amber color with some floaties. One finger frothy egg shell colored head
Smell: Sweet malts (caramel, toffee), maybe some dark fruit, very little citrus
Taste: Even bigger on the malt; Huge toffee, caramel notes upfront, pine in the middle, with a citrus aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Thick, resinous body; Smooth with moderate bitterness
Overall: The dates were scratched off on the bottles, so maybe my four pack was old. Forget a malt backbone, this was almost all malts except for the aftertaste. I think Great Divide meant to put barleywine on the label instead. As highly rated as this is and at $15.99 a four pack, this is one of the most overrated beers I've had in any given style. Sure, it's a great barleywine, but as a IIPA, it's baffling. I'll rate this somewhere in the middle. I don't even see this meeting its reputation fresh. I should've grabbed Founders Double Trouble afterall. That may just be my 101st review.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 02:26:23 | More by Bone53
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,223 ratings.