Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of creamy golden yellow head, body is a clear bronze amber, nearly the color of a penny. Very nice lacing left throughout the session.
Smell - Pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, vanilla carmels, smells very tropical and sweet.
Taste - Begins with tropical fruitskins and grapefruit, a little bit of ripe plum, then quickly to grapefruit pith and some pine, then into the finish there is a touch of pepper and rye spiciness, with bittering dry fruit pits. along for the entire ride is a strong carmel backbone which finally drops off to enhance the dry and bitter in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, the flavors are nearly syrupy and coat the mouth, a smooth lower carb provides just a bit of cleansing that ushers in the dry and bitter mouthfeel in the finish. Very drinkable and smooth.There is a little bit of alcohol heat through the sip which picks up a bit between sips.
Overall - A very complex and flavorful DIPA, balance is good but doesn't hide the alcohol as well as some others, this is the only downside to this beer. A very good DIPA but you're going to get a little alcohol heat with this one.
11-11-2012 06:33:27 | More by blackcompg
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
Love this in a bottle and on draft; pre-conceived notions of flavor; light head; significant lacing; exceptional bitter citrus on the nose; light lemon grapefruit notes too; the beer is very hop-forward, but retains good beer balance; a little nutty malted flavor here; easy on the mouth; could drink this all day; one of the boozier beers that hides his ABV content extremely well.
11-11-2012 01:40:27 | More by SkeeterBoganski
4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
One of my favorite double IPA's and pick one up every time I see it in the store.
Bronze color with nice lacing pretty clear.
biscuit, light molasses, light hops, butter, and a hint of whiskey and crisp flavor at finish.
Serving type: big bottle
Bottle Design: 8/10
11-01-2012 05:08:05 | More by jhadler
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,384 ratings.