Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by William85:
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
In the glass, this one looks great: deep copper color, 1-2 finger head which settles gradually, but not too gradually (i.e. not over-carbonated).
However, the smell is a surprise. Predominantly yeasty/malty, the smell is not exactly bad, but I wouldn't describe it as a good DIPA aroma, either...unusual.
Unlike the smell, the taste is very crisp and hoppy -- much closer to what I was expecting out of a DIPA from Great Divide (Old Ruffian is one of my favorite beers of all time, so I bought this bomber with high hopes).
Overall, this is a better than average DIPA, but I found the smell to be very surprising. With most of my favorite DIPAs (e.g. DFH 90, Saint Arnold Endeavor), there is a very close correlation between taste and smell, but I had to enjoy this one in spite of its smell (again, it worked very well once on the palate).
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 04:37:19 | More by William85
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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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