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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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Reviews by dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz into my new belgium tulip glass, this one gotten as a surprise as a mistake by the store. I got a 6er of Titan Ipa and this ended up being in one of the slots. Pours very clear with a slight haze to it. Pale golden yellow in color with a creamy white head a finger thick to top it, good lacing and retention as well.

the smell strikes me right off the bat as malty and fruity. Upon a further inspection I detect more strongly a spicing as well. Orange citrus and coriander spice tinge the nostrils while the malty backbone provides a light bready type scent that is honey sweet.

The flavor is quite complex. The first stage is a bold citrus fruit flavor with some sweet overtones to it. This is followed by the body of the brew composed of the malty flavors; I get an herb bread roll and cornbread elements as well as the sweeter clover honey to compliment. The finish gives me a reminder of the Belgian style this brew emanates from with a slightly sour pinch.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy, it's thick and robust while being light and fluffy at the same time. This quality makes it very drinkable which for a 7.8% brew can be pretty dangerous although enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:30:50 | More by dwilson01
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Nearly perfect crisp light golden color with fantastic clarity. White two-finger head rises and quickly falls. Little lacing.

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Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.