Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
2.45/5 rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
poured from bottle to IPA glass. Bottle dated 3/06/11.
I'm hoping this is an infected bottle, because this beer just doesn't taste good.
A - The beer is a dark orange brown with orange tinged soapy head. Retention and lacing are both good. TONS of huge floaties all over the place. Big turn off.
S - Smell is decent, brown sugar and piny hops with a touch of grapefruit.
T - Huge yeast flavor upfront and very bitter through mid palate to a very dry, semi bitter finish. I'm picking up some candy sugar and other bready flavors that aren't working well with the hops. It's bitter, but not in a good way that I would expect from a double IPA. It's more about the malt than the hops. I would consider this more of a barelywine. Alcohol on the finish, too. Aftertaste is just terrible.
M - it's ok. Nothing special. Pretty astringent but carbonation is good.
O - I don't like this at all. Sorry GD. Maybe I'll stick to your stouts.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2011 01:16:23 | More by dmsohyea
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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 2,951 ratings.