Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by gracebeliever:
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes within 10 minutes of drinking.
12oz bottle poured into glass.
Appearance: Depending on light angle burnt orange/slightly reddish. Pours a one finger head yet quickly reduces to 1/4 inch or less till the finish. Moderate lacing.
Taste: Holding on the tongue a bit brought a sharpness of hop flavors. The second tasting was smoother with a respectable hop flavoring to the end.
Mouthfeel: Has a slight creaminess and an appealing smoothness.
Drinkability: I need to make my fridge colder. The beer needed to be colder for certain but wasn't disagreeable. I expected a stronger hop intensity considering it is a "double IPA". Nevertheless I was not disappointed. But yes! I needed the beer to be colder.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2010 00:07:46 | More by gracebeliever
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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 3,230 ratings.