Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tapped into a tulip
Appearance - Hazy amber body. White creamy head with great stick and retention.
Smell - Light sweet malt balanced out nicely by the hop.
Taste - Great malt and hop balance. Mildly bitter throughout.
Mouthfeel - Smooth. Creamy. Some alcoholic astringency that works really well.
Overall Drinkability - Reminds me of why double IPAs are so awesome. A great but not excellent example of one.
Serving type: on-tap
11-28-2011 03:38:32 | More by ZenAgnostic
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4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, dark amber color with a large light brown foam head, with good retention. Kind of cloudy. Leaves a ton of lacing. Beautiful beer.
The aroma is bursting with citrus. Very strong scent of grapefruit, with a little bit of grassiness and floral notes. Pleasant notes of pine. A little bit of maltiness. After reading the reviews, this one is definitely reminiscent of a barleywine.
Earthy hops up front followed by pine and some very pleasantly sweet, bready malts. The citrus and grapefruit is more absent than I expected. It's definitely there, but not as present as in the aroma. Very bitter, but it works. Despite the mention of nuts in the description, they're not very noticeable until the back end, and even still barely noticeable. Even still, a nice touch. Amazingly balanced. Alcohol is masked masterfully.
Medium bodied. A little sticky but still goes down pretty smooth. Easy going for a 10%er.
Overall, a fantastic brew. This is my first from Great Divide and boy, what a first. This one will definitely vault to the top of my list.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 02:36:50 | More by majorbase2
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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