Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,220 | Reviews: 1,479 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SurlyMe:
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A - Golden honey color, thin white head with not much lacing, lightly carbonated
S - Bright citrus notes, sweet, very hoppy
T - Sweet citrus hoppiness up front with a caramel/butter toffee finish
M - Perfect smooth feel, just the right amount of carbonation, not too resinous like many DIPAs, hop and caramel/nut tastes linger in the mouth nicely.
D - Extremely drinkable which was surprising for 10% alc. the lingering taste makes you want to sip more and more.
Overall, a very well rounded DIPA, nothing was too over the top.
Serving type: on-tap
11-28-2010 21:04:25 | More by SurlyMe
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 3,220 ratings.