Thursday, August 4, 2011
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
The IPA Day celebration continues with Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA.
A nice start with a hazy bronze color and big fluffy white head. Smells like piney hops and a bit of wood. Big round malt flavor followed by a hit of hops. Extremely well balanced. Long and intensely bitter finish. Very creamy texture and a lot of the hop hit comes in the finish rather than while you first drink it. Noticing quite a bit of orange in this brew.
I like it. Good balance not only between malt and hops, but among the different hops, too. Fantastic mouthfeel, as well.