Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a large snifter style glass. Bottling date of September 2012, but this style shouldn't have any problem holding up for several months.
Appearance - A sunny lemon yellow body with a stark white head of about 3/4th fingers head from an aggressive pour. Slightly cloudy, but that seems more from the temperature change than from any sediment. Head dissipates after a few minutes, leaving silky but sparse lacing.
Smell - Dominated by banana-like esters, clove and gentle spiciness. Hint of yeast in the background to support the fruit and spice notes.
Taste - The esters take a back seat to yeast and fresh sourdough. I even get some distinct funkiness which transitions to a faint kiss of bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and slightly viscous. Pleasantly contrasting carbonation.
Overall, one of the better American-made Belgian Strong Pale Ales I've had. You can sense the tribute to Duvel, but it still establishes a character all it's own. Definitely a beer I would drink over and over if it was readily available.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 20:10:12 | More by LambicPentameter
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Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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