Herkules IPA - Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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4.21/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is an excellent IPA if possessing a somewhat unusual character. I had it on tap at Haymarket.
Pale golden amber, a bit hazy, it had a medium off-white head slowly shrinking to a foamy ring and wisps, leaving hint of lace.
Aroma is fairly good but not great and a bit odd - passionfruit, brussels sprouts, wet fields.
Taste has similar unusual qualities, but is much better, full-bodied, balanced and well-rounded. It has an unusual vegetable-herb quality that dominates with some fruit and yeasty dough. It's balanced and zesty. Unfortunately, I find it hard to describe and this description does not do it justice. I was not expecting much based on the aroma, but drinking it was wonderful and it went very well with food.
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2013 20:54:04 | More by Offa
4.14/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at Haymarket. Served in a 5oz taster glass.
A - White foam settles to a thin, wispy cap, thick collar, and small specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.
S - Earthy, herbal, and dank hops, with some overripe mango and catty notes as well. It kind of reminds me of a German version of Simcoe in the mix of flavors. Lightly sweet and largely bready malt backbone.
T - There's a bit more malt presence here, with stronger tropical fruits and the earthy and herbal bitterness receding into the finish. A bit of grapefruit rind rounds things out as well.
M - Zesty carbonation, medium body, super dry texture, with an oily and resinous finish. No perceptible alcohol, nor would one expect any at only 5%.
D - Interesting beer. Perhaps a tad too bitter and resinous for large quantities, but neat to try. Curious if this is a newer German hop varietal or merely an unconventional use of an older one, but I'd like to try more beers like this.
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2013 20:20:50 | More by MasterSki
Herkules IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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