Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +21.1%
a= Pours a copper orange hue with some haziness
thin white head
s= The smell is very sweet, orange citrus honeysuckle sweet flower aroma.
t= refreshing, and crisp on the palate leads up to the toasted malt which gives way to the intense hoppiness a little zip zap zing that i love dry-sweet hop eruption.
m= The mouth is left somewhat spectacular, but not overly dry, very smooth throughout. outstanding
dynamite drinkable brew.
03-03-2008 23:46:57 | More by garymoose13
5/5 rDev +21.1%
Recommended to me at my favorite Lawrence, KS bottle shop - MASS Beverage.
From a 22 oz. brown bomber. Pours out a brilliant clear russet copper (think amber), just the right amount of carbonation, thick creamy, spongy head with a whipped cream texture and an unfaltering retention. left a resiny web on my glass as I drank it down Gorgeous looking stuff.
The nose is fantastic, not overly intense, but rather a perfect balance. Tangerine and ruby red grapefruit from the hops, followed at a distance by some sticky pine, and held up by a chewy, almost candy-like malt sweetness.
GREAT balance in the flavor as well. Hops are let loose from the beginning, but almost equally matched with the malt, a smooth blending.
Biscuity and light caramel malt, creamy texture, slow rising of orange citrus in the middle along with some floral hops, building to a contained finish of pine and grapefruit rind, it really only starts ripping the tongue and palate in the aftertaste, then instantly, and gently the perfect amount of malty sweetness creeps in to temper the bite.
Creamy, silky smooth mouthfeel. To me this is what I want in a beer! just bold enough that the smallest sip caresses every single taste bud you have! Leaving you with the faintest of trace stickiness well into the aftertaste, but slick enough it make you instantly reach for another sip to reinforce your previous impression.
One of the smoothest and most balanced DIPA's I've ever had. Almost no trace of alcohol content in the flavor whatsoever, it only really sinks in about half way through the bottle. This brew REALLY met my lofty expectations!
*my only perfect score in 2 years*
02-03-2009 03:16:33 | More by bigdonniebrasco
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,371 ratings.