Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by swizzlenuts:
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Copper colour with quite of bit of a head. It appears to be mildly carbonated like most American IPAs.
S: Malty aroma, that smells of pine with a slight hint of fruits.
T: What a complex beer. This is my first double IPA, and it starts off with a lot of malts. It doesn't quite make sense, with a double IPA, but it works really well. After the piney/malty flavour the hops rush onto your tongue. The hop flavour in this beer is simply addicting.
M: There is a bit of a bite with the carbonation, but after that it has a thick smooth feel in the mouth.
D: I'm not sure how many I could drink of these, simply because I'd get a bit drunk with the high alcohol content. Beautifully hoppy.
I'm going to have to search for more Double IPAs, this is might become one of my favourite styles.
Serving Type: Bottle in an English pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2008 22:08:45 | More by swizzlenuts
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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 3,289 ratings.