Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by PSUBeerman:
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, tulip glass
Pours a rich amber/mahogany color. Clear with some visible carbonation. Head is off white, slightly tan, creamy and moderate retention with sticky lacing.
Aroma was nice with pine hops, some citrus, and creamy. Might have picked up some vanilla.
Bold flavor of hops, but not overpowering. This had a nice bitterness, but did not kill the aftertaste. Well balanced with sweetness and some malts. Definitely picked up a nutty flavor, especially after a few sips. Alcohol incorporated nicely.
Decent mouthfeel, a little thick but nothing to complain about. Good carbonation. Another nice selection from Great Divide.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2009 02:01:25 | More by PSUBeerman
More User Reviews:
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 3,275 ratings.