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Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

676 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 676
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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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

5/5  rDev +34%

04-27-2013 21:45:43 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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ryanw111182

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +34%

01-27-2012 02:58:57 | More by ryanw111182
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +34%

08-16-2013 19:39:43 | More by timjim1327
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +34%

12-09-2011 13:06:12 | More by Snellgg5
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jilly425

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34%

12-30-2011 02:26:41 | More by jilly425
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ryancorn

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34%

11-26-2011 13:36:42 | More by ryancorn
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +34%

12-06-2011 02:04:31 | More by Mtnbeerman
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Jakerusch


5/5  rDev +34%

06-14-2014 02:04:49 | More by Jakerusch
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paul0311

Florida

5/5  rDev +34%

09-23-2012 13:41:52 | More by paul0311
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle, bottled on FEB 25 2010, with a papered logo different than pictured.

A: Cloudy, pale straw with light white head and decent lacing.

S: Very faint, maybe due to alergies, but mild floral hops and very yeasty.

T&M: Tastes much better than the faint smell. Nice balance of spices, quality yeast, and mild floral hops. Light to medium bodied.

This is close to La Fin du Monde and Duvel in quality. Probably even more drinkable and I recieved it in a local 'beer of the month,' so I'm not sure of the price, but it is probably a great buy for the style!!! The only thing Duvel has on this stuff is a slight edge on the clarity and smell. Excellent!

D: Highly recommended. Try with good artisanal cheeses, or an omelet. A crab omelet would be especially nice. Or spinach. Or asparagus....

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 23:46:43 | More by cdizinno
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robg2251

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-18-2014 15:14:10 | More by robg2251
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

05-20-2012 04:45:52 | More by 6demonbag
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Obijuan483


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-07-2014 01:51:20 | More by Obijuan483
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cowboy83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

08-03-2012 19:06:49 | More by cowboy83
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jcomp21

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

05-05-2012 00:03:17 | More by jcomp21
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

09-04-2012 14:57:36 | More by Brushkanna
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on Jan. 16th, 2009.

(A)- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a massive white effervescent head with superb retention; its just not dissipating! Lots of sticky lacing all over the place.

(S)- Lots of clove & yeast. Lemony biscuit aromas. Light honey and evident hop/malt background.

(T)- Very evident hop influences with silky lemon and clove with wheat/biscuit notes. Light sweet maltiness of honeyed banannas. Even has an essence of oranges within.

(M)- Smooth as silk with great fruit and bread components. Great carbonation level that borders on sparkling. Great amount of hops added that gives it a superb pale characteristic, yet its still crisp and slightly sweet.

(D)- What an interesting beer. Great classic belgian characteristics with solid pale influences. Light, crisp, and very refreshing. A 6pk on a great summers day would not last long, let alone any day of the year! A superb example of the style it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 00:03:45 | More by sweemzander
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an incredibly crystal clear straw color with a bubbly bright white head. Faint earthy and barnyard aromas, some grassy notes a touch of pepper and clove.

Incredibly clean and crisp, medium bodied concise and extremely well blended flavors. Phenolic balance throughout in contrast to the sweeter Apple and pear undertones. Sweet fruity yeast floral flavors and earthy hops. Incredibly clean balanced and flavorful. Drinkability is dangerously high. Simply an amazing beer. Incredible subtlety. Would get straight 5's if it was a touch less medicinal. But an extremely incredible beer. This thing needs to be available in NJ more often.

All the flavors you want from a big strong Belgian pale ale with the drinkability of a smaller Belgian pale ale. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 03:47:00 | More by jtierney89
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma here is a fantastic mix of fruity esters, peppery spices, and yeast. Couldn't get much better.

Pours a very blonde hue in my mug with a fair head that quickly dissipates.

It tastes much like it smells. Initial taste is a burst of banana, mixed with some peppery spices. This comprises much of the body of the beer, which gives way to a finish that has a distinct Belgian yeast flavor profile to it, along with a small hop bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Afterwards, some syrupy sweetness hangs around for a short while.

All in all, it's just about perfect for style. There isn't much of anything about this beer that I would say wasn't done well.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 01:12:12 | More by NODAK
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ccrida

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Hades is a clear gold with a small white head that leaves very light, scattered lace. The name is an obvious nod to Duvel, and that little head is no match.

Smell is classic and good, slight, lightly sweet graininess, waxy phenols, and plenty of grassy like noble hops. Really appetizing.

Taste is similarly classic and very good, well balanced and quite clean, semi-sweet, the flavors following the nose. I've had a few, overly-hyped stateside Duvel clones lately, and this one here rivals them all, and is pretty much as good as one could hope for in the style.

Mouthfeel has a light bodied, spritzy without being sharp.

Drinkability is great, as is this beer. I love this style when it's kept simple and clean like this. Add the domestic availability and value packaging and this is probably best in class (save for the flaccid appearance).

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 21:57:14 | More by ccrida
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-16-2012 18:43:57 | More by Zachb4au
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ZorroMulder

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

08-26-2012 16:00:27 | More by ZorroMulder
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-16-2012 02:41:23 | More by stampfler07
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-31-2012 20:52:30 | More by QuamLaetus
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-20-2012 18:11:49 | More by karatebartender
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Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.