Review – Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company Hercules Double IPA 9.1% abv
Reviewed by: Evan
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
An aged rust or copper like color, almost that of an apple cider. Mostly opaque with vast amounts of sediment swirling through the glass and formed to the bottom.
Very sweet and fruity, with hints of a fall harvest apple orchard. The hops are very pronounced and provide a really nice pine tree smell.
Very bitter and resiny from the high alpha hops. The abundance of malts provides a nice balanced framework for this beer. Also slight tastes of sweet honey.
This beer has excellent carbonation and is very tangy and sour going down. For hopheads, this is truly an IPA for you. The back and sides of my tongue were numbed with the high alcohol and sticky resins.
My local brew store had a sale on these four-packs for $9.99 compared to the usual $11.99 for the same number. I snatched up a pack and I’m sure glad I did. This IPA is not very refined as many others are these days but was just what I was looking for – a high octane, refreshing beer with lots of flavor. I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys tasting their beers.