Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by barnzy78:
3.85/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
12oz, 2009. Poured a golden color with remarkable clarity topped with a bubbly white head that dissipated rather quickly. Aromas were fruity reminiscent of apple juice with some familiar Belgian yeasts. Tastes were also fruity - apples with hints of pear and banana. Alcohol at 7.8% seemed non-existent. Mouth-feel was on the thin side, but has good carbonation. Finishes extremely crisp and is very refreshing with a hint of spiciness at the end. Overall, decent take on a Belgian Pale Ale, but flavors seemed on the weaker side - I hate to say watery, but maybe more like apple juice. Essentially, I expected it to be more 'Belgian' and more bold in flavor.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2009 18:26:05 | More by barnzy78
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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 644 ratings.