Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by adam42381:
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: Pours a medium caramel brown with a good amount of sediment floating around. Features a 1 finger white foamy head which dissipates very quickly. Decent lacing throughout.
Smell: Sweet floral hops and pine mixed with hints of citrus and caramel.
Taste: Sweet malt up front followed by caramel sweetness in the middle and bitter citrus and pine at the finish. Aftertaste is grapefruit with just a hint of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and sticky with a good amount of carbonation.The alcohol bite is well hidden for a beer with an ABV of 10%.
Drinkability: Very high drinkability. Enjoy in moderation because the alcohol is hidden well and could easily sneak up on you.
Overall: Excellent Double IPA. This is one of the best I've ever had. I will be buying more in the near future. I suggest you hopheads do the same.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2010 23:20:10 | More by adam42381
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
hercules is an american institution, a flagship big ipa thats been on the scene awhile. i can believe its taken me this long to write one up. on tap at the brewery, no better place to have it. clean copper color to this, and just a short white head. a more hefty grain bill is evident from the get go, but the nose reveals a dense woody hop profile, there has to be some columbus hops in this, or something else equally woody. the flavor has some coppery grain balance on the front end, no sweetness at all, and plenty of bite to it as the hops kick in. there is some pine, but i get that fresh milled wood profile first. its quite sturdy and intense on the hop front, powerful bitterness, and filling with all the grain weight as well. i like how big it is, how timeless this is, how often imitated. its a beer i can really only have one of, because its less carbonated like an english ipa, and is so strong that i get both full and drunk with small doses. love this beer though, famous for a reason.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 15:43:05 | More by StonedTrippin
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very memorable DIPA, pours a caramel amber thick, with light lacing and microbubbles. The smell of citrus, with earthy hops, and fresh malty hint, very organic in is olfactory sensation. The taste has a sweetness and depth to it with heavy hops and only a slighly odd after taste. Thick viscosity which love in a DIPA and even balanced carbonation. Upper echelon DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 23:07:15 | More by bryanbullock
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,034 ratings.