Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by bens0n:
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This brew pours a murky amber color with a very minimal amount of white head that dissipates fairly quickly, not much lacing going on either.
Surprisingly enough the hops are not overpowering when you take a good whiff, it has a subtle and sweet smell to it with some malty undertones.
There is a bite of hops at the start, and at the finish, but in the middle there are some smooth malty flavors that come out with a tiny bit of citrusy sweetness. The hops stay with you after every sip though, very strong in the aftertaste.
I would say it has just the right amount or carbonation and viscosity to be enjoyable and satisfying, overall a good beer, exceeded my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2010 23:56:04 | More by bens0n
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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.