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Beer #2

Beer:  Fresh Hop

Brewery: Great Divide Brewing

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 6.1%

Location: Denver, CO

Appearance: Pretty pale straw, but maybe that’s because I didn’t have a full glass to gauge color.

Aroma: Lots of pine, some citrus, and some floral notes. Didn’t smell any malts here

Taste: Pine bomb.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, with a light body and moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Great session beer, perfect for watching tv or movies.

Beer Advocate Grade: A-

My Grade: B+

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Time For Some Catching Up!

Well, now that I have interwebs, I can post some of the beer reviews that I wrote up over the last week.

Beer: Hercules Double IPA

Brewery: Great Divide Brewing

Location: Denver, CO

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 10%

Appearance: Ruby colored, looks very warm and inviting. Leaves little head and only leaves a tiny bit of spidery lacing

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, a little floral notes, and some malts

Taste: Very hoppy, with a lot more pine than grapefruit. No floral notes in the taste, but a lot of sweet malts to balance out how hop forward this beer is.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Leaves a little bit of a sticky feeling on my tongue.

Drinkablility: Not bad, I could probably polish off a bomber of this with little problems.

My Grade: B

 

I guess I’m spoiled with all of the fresh hops lately, because I would typically rate this beer as a B+. This is still a great beer, but it just can’t hold a candle to the fresh hop beers that you can find in the fall and early winter.

Feeling a Little Hoppy

I felt like a hoppy beer today, and I picked up a great IPA that I was eager to try again and actually do a serious review for. So here goes!

Description: Titan IPA is a big, aggressively hopped IPA brewed for hop disciples. It starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness.

Beer: Titan IPA

Brewery: Great Divide Brewing

Style: IPA

ABV: 7%

Location: Denver, CO

Appearance: Deep amber with a little bit of head, but it doesn’t stick around for long.

Aroma: Hops and malt, with some citrus somewhere in the mix.

Taste: Floral hops with some malt and bitterness on the follow through. Pretty one-dimensional, but very tasty. I remember this beer being better though.

Mouthfeel: Light with moderate carbonation. Feels crisp and dry as well.

Drinkability: This is a great beer to have split a  6-pack with someone, even better if football is involved

Beer Advocate Grade: A-

My Grade: B+ (the beer was 3 months old since bottling, so the hops have faded a bit. If this beer was fresh, I can totally see an A- coming out of this beer.)