Hercules Double IPA by Great Divide Brewing Co.
I picked up Hercules Double IPA when I was in Denver, and this has been lurking in the back of my fridge. I decided that Open It! was the right time to bring that bottle to the front.
Hercules poured amber with a medium white head and left some lacing on the side of my stemmed tulip glass. Aromas of pine and caramel balance nicely with the citrus, tropical fruit and malt flavors. This was a smooth well balanced beer with good carbonation for the style. This was one of the few beers I was lucky to buy direct from the brewery and I do not regret it.