Colorado Fresh Hop Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at the Great Divide Tap Room. Served in a snifter. The bartender Jenny told me this is Hercules IPA that has been dry hopped with freshly harvested CO hops.
A: Hazy amber with a dense peach tinged cap. Head retention is very good and a fair amount of lace is left behind.
S: I drank this back to back with regular Hercules and there was no comparison. Fresh Hop has loads of pine and citrus hop aroma that permeates the senses and adds a fabulous floral goodness to the nose. Behind the hops is a little malty sweetness and a small amount of alcohol tingle.
T: The hops from the nose don't translate into overpowering bitterness, which made me happy. The bitterness hits right away, however. It brings a pine and citrus bite to the tongue. A sweetbread flavor comes in late to offset the bitterness. Finishes with a lingering pine bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth.
M: The medium body feels light for this much alcohol. It's very slick and oily on the tongue. The carbonation feels about right.
D: I was lucky and got the last glass off this night's keg, much to the chagrin of other patrons. I thoroughly enjoyed this and found it to be a step above the already excellent Hercules.
Serving type: on-tap
11-03-2010 03:55:18 | More by Rayek
Colorado Fresh Hop Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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