Zoret (484) - Badalona, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2017
Tirador al Biercab. Cervesa torrada i cristalina amb bona escuma blanca. Resinosa però equilibrada. Amargor llarga i elegant, Molt bebible. Molt bona! migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Wait, am I drinking a Sierra Nevada Torpedo? Hercules definitely reminds me of something very familiar, naturally another DIPA. Therefore it joins the ranks of top quality brews. Can I get kicked off Ratebeer for plagiarism? I’m on my seventh full pour review of the day and rapidly losing it. It’s not plagiarism if I cite my source, so hat’s off to a Mr. rodbeermunch over on BA. "Good orange pour on this one, 3/5" off white head. Aroma drops them old school hops and a big wave of alcohol.
Taste hits the high 90ibu bitter notes, lots of hefty malt here, crystal malt, english pale malt, two row it seems. Lots of grapefruit. Straddles barleywine territory for sure. Bitterness is definitely the first and last thing you grasp on this one. Not as boozy as it smells.
Enjoyable but you better be ready for the big bitter time. Don’t come here looking for any of your fruity melon and citrus hops." I concur, but as a lifelong carpenter I’m unclear about the 3/5". Three-fifths of an inch? I need a drink... L_Lovecraft (657) - - FEB 22, 2017
Malty, floral, notes of tropical, deep golden with a good and persistant white head, medium body, medium carbonaton, very intense floral notes...extremely pleasant. john44 (3197) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle. Reddish amber in colour. Very hoppy aroma. Mega, mega-hoppy taste (lots of resinous, oily, piney hops; earthy taste). Fruity (bitter grapefruit and lemon citrus). Floaties and lots of sediment. Malt base (caramel & toffee). Very bitter hoppy over nice malts. Long dry bitter hoppy finish. Nice DIPA. (2008)
hawanna (3324) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2017
0,355 l bottle BB 12/2017 from Biervana
spruce, resin, citrus, caramel, cereal, orange-copper color, clear, frothy and creamy tan foam head, medium sweetness, medium - heavy bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
lello4ever (1113) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2017
Color oro piuttosto limpida, ampia schiuma bianca a grana media. Intenso aroma erbaceo, I luppoli si avvertono alla grande. La bevuta è di altissimo livello, equilibrio eccezionale tra malto e dolce grazie anche al alcol di ben 10 gradi, con i luppoli belli freschi e netti. Carbonazione perfetta. Retrogusto amaro bello lungo. Diabobale (529) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2017
Dorato carico con schiuma bianca fine non abbondante e dalla discreta tenuta. Al naso sentori vegetali e di alcol. Al palato agrumato marcato con qualche accenno resinoso. Amaro ben presente, con lieve astringenza. Corpo medio e carbonazione non spinta. drjoeng (1357) - SINGAPORE - JAN 2, 2017
10%ABV. double IPA.
Poured out amber. 12°SRM.
Nose is sweet with caramel and toffee aromas nice sweet candy, pulled sugar aroma. Nose bear the end has cat pee, bong water funk.
Mouthfeel is full and soapy. Palate has an interesting full bodied umami almost savory taste feel to it, the briefly opening up to allow pie crusts, bread crusts, wheat toast flavors in. Hint of animal crackers. Hops are earthy, resinous, sappy, grassy finish.
Finish is medium-long. Resinous, sappy, back of the tongue.
Overall a big IPA that likely started with impressive grain bill where the brewmaster then felt that the hop lineup they started out with likely needed augmenting and ended up with a beer with a specific gravity that needed to be managed and then translated into a race to name the beer; Hercules being apropos, Gros being another.
Goes on Favorites List! Cimbasso (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
A deep orange-coloured beer sampled on draught at the Yardhouse at New City at Lincoln Park in Chicago. Strong aromas of malt and resinious hops and a strong white head. A powerful beer with a creamy mouthfeel, a strong sweet malt base and incredibly powerful hops with plenty of orange peel, pine resin and grapefruit in the taste. A blockbuster of an IPA. Surprisingly easy to drink considering the high ABV and the powerful flavours. An excellent Double IPA. Andrus86 (667) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
TAP. Light golden pour with small white head..
Soft sappy fruit hop nose..
Golden malt, goes to sappy hops, with lingering malt& bitterness, ABV well hidden.. sourced great divide