Monday, June 28, 2010

Great Divide - Hercules IIPA

Great Divide - Hercules Double IPA (10% abv.)

Serving - 12oz Bottle

Glassware - Red Wine Glass

Appearance - Copper in color with two finger head that fades and cascades slowly. Lacing has staying power on this one.

Nose - The malts hit first followed by a well balanced pine and floral notes. Not overpowering at all. This just makes me want to taste it even more.

Taste - As soon as it hits the tongue the bitterness fades in followed by a well balanced malt. The hops linger in a tango with the malt and together create something short of perfect harmony. This has to be one of the most well balanced American Double IPA's I have had all year (Sorry Great Lakes - Lake Erie Monster). The 10% alcohol presence is hidden very well.

Drinkability - For those of you just getting into the exciting world of bigger IPA's try this one on your crash course with it's well balanced malt/hop presence it's one you will enjoy.

What do you do now? - GO GET SOME!!