Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by danielocean03:
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured an attractive hazy peach-hued golden color with a finger of foamy head that clings to the glass and leaves a whitish ring of moderate lacing. Smell is no suprise, huge citrusy and floral hops wrestling for dominance against sweet nutty maltiness. Grapefruit and piney hop notes also mingle about. Taste is also grapefruit, citrus hops through the roof, caramel and toffee sweet malts, light hints of alcohol finish out the drying bitter hoppy aftertaste. Absolutely delicious, a hop-head's DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and viscous, very light on the carbonation, just a slight tingling in the back of the throat. Drinkability is superb given the high abv and the big hoppy bitterness that this style brings. Definitely will puchase again, highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2006 01:29:27 | More by danielocean03
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4.39/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Amazingly found in the bargain bin of a local liquor store for $1.
Clear amber liquid with a substantial off-white head.
Bracing, hop-laden aroma.
The flavor is more subdued than I expected from a DIPA. The hops definitely dominate but there is backbone of malt here that gives it enough sweetness to not be completely insanely bitter. Lingering hop oilyness on the palate. A little bit of copper. A little bit of wheat bread. Mostly piney hops, especially on the finish.
The bottle says it is 10% ABV but I can't tell it.
Very nice full mouthfeel that sticks around.
I would recommend this for any hop-heads. It might make a good counterpoint to serve with a sweet fruit pie.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 05:34:00 | More by jmbranum
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,946 ratings.