Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is divine sweet hop candy at it's glorious peek.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper color; orange amber, beautiful; with a big off-white head and sheets of heavy lacing.
Smell: Thick malty aroma of orange, caramel, bread and grapefruit that is truly enticing.
Taste: The flavor is sweet and malty like a fruit juice character but the fruit that has been juiced in the magnificent HOP! Hop oils galore in the bold but balanced DIPA. I this genre Hercules is not the most bitter. It actually leans towards malty despite its big hop bitter. The hop character is more like lots of tiny hop bugs nibbling at your mouth than it is like a huge hop spike that is hammered straight through the roof of you mouth exiting your skull. The sweet hoppy flavor does not scramble your brain it only teases your sense to the point of elation and drops off just before wearing you out; making this an extremely drinkable DIPA. The finish is lip-smackingly dry; and the aftertaste is fantastic, leaving you wanting more.
Mouthfeel: It feels like a medium body beer but the active nibbling hops create a sensational creaminess that makes the body feel more fluffy and yet exceptionally smooth.
Drinkability: WOW! What can I say! This one down with exceptional easy. The finish is a bit dry but I like it that way. And the ABV, well, youd never know it; till you had a few. Is it a session beer? Of course not at 9.1% but Id easily put a few back; and I sure wouldnt mind having a couple cases in the cellar to work on for the next several months.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2006 07:10:06 | More by Phatz
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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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