Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.78/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured from a bomber to a pub style glass
A- Light copper body, 1 1/2" fluffy off white head
S- Floral, piney hops, sweet bready malts
T- Floral, piney, caramel, vanilla, sweet bready malts, grapefruit bitterness, slit alcohol twang
M- Amazingly creamy, low carbonation
O- I've been trying to get my hands on this for a while, and it was worth the wait. Not only does it taste amazing, it is incredibly creamy. For a DIPA it's incredibly balanced with a sweet bready malt backbone, that tastes of caramel and vanilla, and ends with a grapefruit bitterness and a suprisingly light alcohol twang, for a 10% abv beer. This is what i look for in this style, uniqueness, and a glorioud malt backbone. I've only experienced this flavor profile 2 other times with Stones Enjoy by IPA and Drake's Aroma Coma. All 3 of these beers are in my top 5.
11-28-2012 22:35:46 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,374 ratings.