Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
4/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a New Belgium snifter
A - red, orange sunset no head and minimal lacing
S - malt, yeast, lots of floral and citrus maybe even some melon rind
T - very soapy and floral up front. Nice fluffy citrus and sweet earthy malt backbone a tad of oak and a bit of pine and the flavor hangs around and the alcohol comes out with some nice yeast
M - fluffy and carbonated up front and cakes the mouth for a while at the end. Lots of bitter
D - Big, yet fluffy, bitter, yet sweet and coats the mouth with awesomeness
Final thought - If you like big hops and malt this one is a must
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2011 04:30:36 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an overcast orange with a meaty head that dwindles to an off-white swirl of melted ice milk. The glass is held together by pretty white lace that clings in all the right places.
Aroma is dirty C-hops rich with malt. You've definitely got your grapefruit citrus in the house, but the piney hops are more cone than needles.
Lots of slick acidic Lupulin. More malt presence than most American DIPAs.
Mouthfeel is cream-filled. Full and feathery soft fades to a slow acidic Humulene chemical burn.
This brew takes an interesting approach to the DIPA style shooting for a very active nutty maltiness in the forefront to bring equilibrium to the loaded hops. The result however I think emphasizes the somewhat unpleasant oil-like burn brought by DIPA level hop rate. By choosing to not showcase the hop aroma and flavor as prominently as others this beer has taken away from itself an important component that makes heavy-hitting IPAs so enjoyable.
Generally I'm a huge fan of their big brews but this was just an average Double IPA, not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:37:08 | More by ExtraStout
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,278 ratings.