Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by nephlim:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 1pt, 6oz bottle into a Duvel stemed glass.
Colour was darker than i expected. Deep rust-like tones, warm hues. Nice think 1/2 inch head of frothy goodness also noted
The smell is good. Hopps, some citrus notes present. A very clean smell.
When it comes to IPAs, i tend to judge things around stone's Ruination. I'd say this is in the same ball park. Lot's of hopps, some blueberrry, and a bit of spice to the finish. A real lip smacker.
I could probably drink about 2. I think anything more would be overkill.
Good beer. Try one.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2006 03:11:06 | More by nephlim
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4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, dark amber color with a large light brown foam head, with good retention. Kind of cloudy. Leaves a ton of lacing. Beautiful beer.
The aroma is bursting with citrus. Very strong scent of grapefruit, with a little bit of grassiness and floral notes. Pleasant notes of pine. A little bit of maltiness. After reading the reviews, this one is definitely reminiscent of a barleywine.
Earthy hops up front followed by pine and some very pleasantly sweet, bready malts. The citrus and grapefruit is more absent than I expected. It's definitely there, but not as present as in the aroma. Very bitter, but it works. Despite the mention of nuts in the description, they're not very noticeable until the back end, and even still barely noticeable. Even still, a nice touch. Amazingly balanced. Alcohol is masked masterfully.
Medium bodied. A little sticky but still goes down pretty smooth. Easy going for a 10%er.
Overall, a fantastic brew. This is my first from Great Divide and boy, what a first. This one will definitely vault to the top of my list.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 02:36:50 | More by majorbase2
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,283 ratings.