Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass:
A: Poured an orange-red with a thin off-white/cream colored thick head that was retained for awhile. Nice presentation.
S: The aroma was a little more faint than I expected from a DIPA, but it consisted of hops with some hints of some florals and a little bit of alcohol.
T: Taste, again, was good, but I expected it to be stronger. Mainly hops with some malt undertones with some hints of the alcohol with a touch of sweetness.
M/D: Carbonation was good and the beer was somewhat rich (clearly I expected more from it), creamy and smooth. I would say that it is more drinkable than some DIPA's simply becasue it is not as strong. Overall, a good beer that I will pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2008 12:10:04 | More by PhillyStyle
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 3,276 ratings.