Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by stevecee2003:
4.83/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow! This is the one! Wow, what an India Pale Ale. If you desire that taste as I do, then this may well become your favorite beer. As many of us know this type of beer was shipped to British forces in the 1700's all the way to India. It had to survive so it was loaded with hops to make the trip. That "hoppy" taste became a favorite, what we now know as IPA. And Hercules has taken it to the extreme.
Presentation: Pours with a deep copper color. You know you are in for something special if you like IPA's. It pours with a good foam, but settles quickly.
Smell: Mmmm. The real aroma of an real IPA. Wow! This has possibilities. The burnt hops. The bite. It's all there. This is a serious beer. Surely you can't overlook this beer. It demands your attention.
Taste: It's the strong IPA taste we all search for. As an IPA lover I long for that bitter/flavor combination. It has resiney hops. Piney, yet citric and very clean. And strong. This is one IPA that will lay you on the floor, with that big punch you want and sip for, and more and more.
Mouthfeel: Smooth to the tongue, but full of body. But all the bite is there. It's a great American IPA. And Mama, it will bite!
Drinkability: Only one of these. Two and truly this is one beer that will kick your A$$ ! But.. you will feel satisfied. Be glad.
More review added on- three years later
Its been three years since my initial review, and I must say this single beer is my one champion. Exhibiting all the things I love. Holy Sh$t I love it.
It has all the hops I love. It has just enough malt in there. And it is perfect to both exhibit to friends as "my fav beer", and yet to finish my day out, just fine.
This is the one.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2006 03:24:28 | More by stevecee2003
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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 2,945 ratings.