Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,349 | Reviews: 1,486 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
12oz poured into a goblet.
A deep bronze color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Crystal clear
S biscuits, light molasses, light hops
T I taste fresh baked biscuits, butter, molasses, in the beginning and middle which leads into a big hoppy ending with lots of sweet floral notes. The aftertaste is light with nice bitter pleasant endin.
M a little thick, slightly prickly, good crispness.
O a great beer. Would buy and drink it often. A great big beer.
10-03-2012 02:58:30 | More by Lare453
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
A - Amber with a two finger off-white head. Head is very fluffy with big bubbles that recedes quickly leaving nice lacing around the glass. Lots of sediment floating around in the glass.
S - Orange and lemon peel. Slight hoppy aroma and pine needles.
T - Pretty impressed that I can't taste the booze in this big beer. Nice blend between bitter hops and sweet citrus fruits. Very well balanced and smooth.
M - Light and smooth. Very little carbonation and no alcohol burn. Pretty impressive for %10.
O - Very drinkable DIPA. Would be a great beer to break someone into the category. I prefer my doubles to have a little more bite, but overall this is a pretty amazing beer.
09-30-2012 06:09:33 | More by ThePaleRider
3.53/5 rDev -14.5%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a typical slightly hazed orange-amber color with two fingers of soft fluffy off-white head that lasts for about three minutes, leaving medium amounts of lacing behind on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels.
Smells and tastes of caramel, toffee, pine resin, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon peel, light amounts of herbal tea, and a touch of earthy dryness in the finish. Honestly, I was somewhat pumped up by the hype around this one before trying it, and I feel somewhat disappointed as a result. I still fail to see what all the fuss is about. It's just yet another typical well-made IPA in a market already over-saturated with the style with nothing in particular that makes it stand out above the rest.
09-27-2012 17:35:12 | More by WastingFreetime
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
Hercules Double IPA
Pours copper with creamy white head that cascades well and sticks around for a while. Strong hoppiness right away, but smooth for how bitter it is. Citrusy, pungent hop flavor.
A: Coppery red, with white head that dissipates quickly but laces
S: Very little hop pungency. Very low aroma overall.
T: Hoppiness is much more reserved, does not stick around long, only on the opening notes of the taste. Quickly kicks in with a smooth, somewhat sweet, malty flavor. Bitterness on the end, but not strong at all.
M: Carbonation is light, overall pretty smooth and almost a bit velvety
D: Drinkable with nice spicy foods; not nearly as pungent overall as it was before, but not bad or skunky at all
09-26-2012 00:21:33 | More by DRyan
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,349 ratings.