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Hades Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hades AleHades Ale

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705 Ratings

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 37
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 06-11-2007

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Bottled on date says Aug 24 2011.

A- Pours a nice gold color with an 1/8 inch head that quickly fades to a paper thin ring and some splotchy foam on the surface. Not much lacing.

S- Light and subdued for a 7.8% beer. A bit of the Belgian yeast wafts up but is also a bit faint. I sense some funk in the final big whiff.

T- Wow. Where to begin? Has a sharp alcohol twinge that branches off into layers of first yeasty sweetness, followed by a mild hop bite and ends with a touch of sour. Malts are in the backseat but can be detected.

M- The high alcohol content is used well in this beer but mostly comes through in the feel rather than the taste or aroma with a spritzy bounce to it that's magnified by the medium-high carbonation. The funky sourness brings a pucker to the tongue at the same time.

O- I've never had a beer by these guys that's any less than great and this one's no exception.

Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a slightly cloudy pale gold with a thin layer of pure white head

S-pale malts, yeast, and light fruit notes

T-Similar to the smell but with a bit more bitterness than expected. Pale malts predominate followed quickly with bitter hops and then finishes with yeast and fruit-like sweetness. Spicy notes come out more as beer warms.

M-medium body, high carbonation

Overall a better drink than I expected. ABV is not overly present and flavors work together nicely.

Photo of vincicle
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I would be the first to admit this beer has some qualities that certain beer drinkers would shy away from. It has a dry finish and can be at times slighty bitter due to the phenols and high ABV, yet the flavor of this beer is truly outstanding, with a very complex, yet balanced flavor profile that starts fruity/sour, mellows to a smooth carmel maltiness and finishes with a crisp bite. This complex flavor profile makes the beer suprisingly easy to drink and the balance makes this a beer that doesn't overpower the senses in any one category like some strong ales tend to do. Overall, this is one of my favorite beers from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of Rhynes2
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice light golden color with a small head that lingers for a few minutes before fading away. It's a belgian style with some light malt character. The taste is slightly bitter and tastes like a belgian style. Hops give it a slight hop bitterness. it has a slight grassy taste and almost wheat character. It's not really my type of beer and won't be buying this one again any time soon.

Photo of KDawg
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this poured a clear gold color with a small and foamy head

good complexity on the aromas with lots of malty tones along with citrus' and hops

medium/full feel with a real richness to it. The flavors are powerful with and a good amount of malts with some caramel as well. The feel gives the most and is one of the better parts of the beer

This was a pretty good beer. It did come off as slightly boozy along with being on the richer side.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear and golden with a single finger head without much retention.

S: spice and belgian yeast but light. some banana notes.

T: nice hop character. The spices and yeast blend very well. More fruity notes in the taste.

M: high carbonation and medium to light body.

Overall: Drinkability is excellent. I thought the hop character and complexity was better than would be expected.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours yellow like a strong apple cider, fizzy white head furiously disappears to leave a smell of light lemon baby wheat grass and some mild hops. Bitter on the tongue, a little tin and copper, kinda spicy some hidden stone fruits. Coats the tongue and has a pleasant fizz to help wash the rest back.

Overall an okay ale, perhaps a bit one sided with the soapy hops taking complete control.

Hades Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.