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Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

675 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 33
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-11-2007)
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Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review from BA Mag Sep 2007.

Belgian beer has yet to peak, as more American brewers are inspired each day--jumping right in or just simply dabbling with a beer or two. Great Divide has jumped in and released Hades.

The white head is not shy at all, as it quickly expands to the top of the glass, leaving lace that has no problem staying for the duration. The pale golden color shows off a bright clarity and a substantial amount of tiny bubbles racing to the top. Borderline pungent aroma of chalky, fruity yeast, hints of peppery, estery alcohol and biscuity malt in the back. There is certainly no lack of crispness here as it rips through the moderate body. Right away, the flavors go toward yeasty bitter herbal phenols with layers of spicy peppery alcohol, fruity yeast and a biscuity base malt character that seems to hold everything together. There's a tight kernel of maltiness middle-to-end that vanishes quickly as the dry finish sets in with lingering yeast and bitter phenol.

The flavor profile is bursting at the seams, yet there is a level of drinkablity that stays true even for its slightly higher than average ABV. A rare Belgian yeast strain is used and it shows, the rarest of the Trappist brews come to mind with each sip--a guess, of course. A bullseye for Great Divide here, it's great to see a craft brewer tackle such a temperamental style and come out on top.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:03:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.