Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by dwilson01:
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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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
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