Great Divide - Hercules Double IPA

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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:21 pm

Re: Dreadnaught


It's awesome. You can smell the pine resin and hops like 5 feet from the glass. I know I could. A solid example of a IIPA, IMHO.


Re: Hercules

Haven't had it, but would welcome the opportunity.

Re:DFH in Ontario

I will be getting at least a case of the 60 min, provided the LCBO I work at gets more than a few bottles, which always seems to be the case.



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Postby Manul » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:12 am

Does anyone know if Hecules IPA can by ordered through LCBO?
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Postby Vet_Fuel » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:50 pm

I've had the Sgt Major's and (after this weekend) the Hercules as well. Sgt. Major's tastes hoppier even though both beers are close in IBU (86 vs 85). The Hercules seems to be a little maltier and balances the huge hop flavour well. I like 'em both, but I feel the Hercules is better suited to colder weather than Sgt Major, imo.

I am also eagerly awaiting the DFH to arrive at the LCBO.
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Postby Blankboy » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:07 pm

Manul wrote:Does anyone know if Hecules IPA can by ordered through LCBO?


I haven't tried but based on similar beers if they agree to it not only will it be quite expensive but you''ll robably have to order several cases of it.
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Postby Blankboy » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:09 pm

Vet_Fuel wrote:Sgt. Major's tastes hoppier even though both beers are close in IBU (86 vs 85)..


:o Ummm, I know taste is subjective and all but there's no way the Sgt. Major is hoppier then the Hercules. No way.
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Postby Jan Primus » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:05 pm

Blankboy wrote:
Vet_Fuel wrote:Sgt. Major's tastes hoppier even though both beers are close in IBU (86 vs 85)..


:o Ummm, I know taste is subjective and all but there's no way the Sgt. Major is hoppier then the Hercules. No way.


yeah but in the Hercules the sweet malt presence offsets the hop bite...the Sgt is all hops, imho.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:15 pm

That's right, it's both IBU's and countering sweetness at play. Tsarina Katarina has oodles of hops but a solid malty base in tandem with this. (Or I believe Perry said something like that.)
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Postby tupalev » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:48 pm

I'm with Blankboy on this one, I know the Hercules has a ton more malt (and alcohol) but I too find it way more bitter than Perry's beer. Maybe I've had too many IPA's lately, but I really don't find Perry's beer the hop monster I once thought - which is a compliment, i think when fresh it is a tasty well balanced treat.

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