Colorado Fresh Hop Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rayek on 11-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
3.96%
 
 
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3
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2
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User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Rayek
4.54/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Colorado Fresh Hop Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.54 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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