Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,346 | Reviews: 1,485 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle
A- pours a dark amber color... haziness in the glass. Sediment appearing, shows its not to fresh... big white head... quickly dissolves to a thin ring on the beer... wavy lacing to the glass
S- hop resin, piney sap smack, grassyness, buttery malt
T- piney resin, sweet buttery malt,
M- smooth and kind of creamy, medium body ... moderate carbonation ... hoppy ending for a lingering upon minutes on the tongue and mouth
O- this is good but I wish I had a fresh bottle to review... I can see where it would take off but this bottle falls short due to age... overall though with age, still holds it own for a DIPA
11-21-2012 06:34:45 | More by warrenout330
4.45/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Slightly hazy amber with two-finger, off-white, foamy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.
S: Pineapple and other tropical fruit. Caramel malt.
T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Tropical fruit. Spicy and bitter.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm going down.
O: Fantastic look, smell, and taste with a descent mouthfeel. One of the best double IPAs.
11-20-2012 02:56:05 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.78/5 rDev -8.5%
Bottle to hfs sniffer
A: brown we color with a thin brown to tan head that despites quickly very translucent weird
S:very booze but there is a smells of malt with bitterness not much else there
T: okay so the taste doesn't resemble the smell here the alc isn't noticeable and there is plenty of bitter hops that are well balenced with the malt taste
M:light especially for a dipa almost like its watered down goes down smooth and is really drinkable
O: really drinkable flavorful dipa not the full hoppy taste that I like but it's fairly well balanced despite the smell and look
11-20-2012 02:12:43 | More by Pinknuggets
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
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,346 ratings.