Saturday, December 6, 2014

Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

This is a 10.0% ABV Double India Pale Ale  from the Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver, Colorado. "Great Minds Drink Alike" is their motto.

The beer pours a deep, yet glowing, copper and amber in color. There is a half-inch of thick off-white to very light tan foam that leaves sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is oranges, guava, passion fruit, with lighter notes of pine. The taste is thick, rich, ripe, succulent fruit on top of a roasted and caramel maltiness, with notes of tea and light tobacco beneath all the juicy hops. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. The beer drinks easy and smooth, you wouldn’t guess it was 10% ABV, but for the subtle warming effect.

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