Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by bens0n:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
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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3.59/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an overcast orange with a meaty head that dwindles to an off-white swirl of melted ice milk. The glass is held together by pretty white lace that clings in all the right places.
Aroma is dirty C-hops rich with malt. You've definitely got your grapefruit citrus in the house, but the piney hops are more cone than needles.
Lots of slick acidic Lupulin. More malt presence than most American DIPAs.
Mouthfeel is cream-filled. Full and feathery soft fades to a slow acidic Humulene chemical burn.
This brew takes an interesting approach to the DIPA style shooting for a very active nutty maltiness in the forefront to bring equilibrium to the loaded hops. The result however I think emphasizes the somewhat unpleasant oil-like burn brought by DIPA level hop rate. By choosing to not showcase the hop aroma and flavor as prominently as others this beer has taken away from itself an important component that makes heavy-hitting IPAs so enjoyable.
Generally I'm a huge fan of their big brews but this was just an average Double IPA, not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:37:08 | More by ExtraStout
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,277 ratings.