Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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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4.46/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25
Nearly perfect crisp light golden color with fantastic clarity. White two-finger head rises and quickly falls. Little lacing.
Nicely spiced, clovey, a touch of dry banana, crisp.
Airy, light, no bitterness, smooth, easily drinkable, not overly spiced, heavy carbonation is nice and not too distracting, sweetness is leveled and not over taking. Very well blended
Solid ass brew! Very well thought out and well placed flavors. My only draw back was the cold harsh carbonation. Everything else rocked. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 03:36:43 | More by chugalug06
Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.