Great Divide Hercules Imperial IPA vs. Southern Tier Un*earthly Imperial IPA
Great Divide Hercules:
Sticky pine resin up front, earthy, citrus on the back end. Caramel malt is forward, body is above average as well. Awesome DIPA, drinkability is high for how big a beer it is.
Southern Tier Un*earthly
Pure earthy hops, massive caramel malt. Hop flavor is extreme, but the bitterness is about as low as it can go. Hop explosion without much bitterness. Perhaps the most full flavor I've ever had from any sort of IPA.
The final judgement on this is that while The Great Divide stands above some incredible DIPAs, it also reminds me of a good share of them. The Un*earthly stands out from the rest, it will be easier to remember. If for some reason you wanted to drink a bunch of these in one session, you'd most likely want to go with the Hercules. The Un*earthly is where it's at if you want a special tasting session, which is what these beers are made for.
I'll take Unearthly via memorability.