Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by MadScientist:
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: light golden with great clarity and a long lasting white head of rocky bubbles that leaves some lacing. A larger head would be nice but it is likely the fault of my glass.
S: The overall impression of the aroma is spice from the yeast and hops. A moderately-strong fruity and spicy Belgian yeast aromas of pepper, oranges, peaches and a touch of ginger. There is a moderate Continental hops aroma being a spicy and a bit floral.
T: Strong complex spice flavors mostly pepper with a little ginger and all-spice. There is a moderate fruitiness of oranges, pears and apricots. There is a some malt flavor and a moderately-strong hops bitterness with a moderate spicy hops flavor. The balance is firmly bitter with a very dry finish and a lingering hops bitterness.
M: A medium-light bodied beer with moderately-strong carbonation.
O: A Belgian Pale Ale with a pronounced spice character derived mostly from the yeast with the hops lending a hand.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 23:36:14 | More by MadScientist
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up the Brewers' Picks mainly for this, though I like the Titan and get the Collette pretty regularly. Figure I'll just suffer through the three Denver Pale Ales in there (just kidding, actually looking forward to trying those again, as well).
Poured from a bottle into a goblet, light amber, really no head to speak of, just a thin sheen of small bubbles across the top and a modest collar. Totally clarified, light effervescence.
Smells sweet, yeasty, definitely get that Belgian yeast and some spice. Bottle says noticeable hops, but I'm not noticing it as much as they seem to think I should. A little boozy. Flavor follows suit, with more hops, biscuit and malt presence. Definitely sweet, with a nice boozy edge.
Overall, why did they take away the six packs, again? Seriously, this stuff's really good, worth getting the brewers' picks to try it if you haven't. Recommend if you like their Collette and Orabelle.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 03:50:29 | More by BeerWizard
Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.