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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,262 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,262
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 162
Gots: 167 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
HERCULES DOUBLE IPA is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods. HERCULES delivers a huge amount of hops from start to finish. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile. 85 IBUs.

(Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004)
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Corker444

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is really a steal. I mean really what a well balanced Double IPA that can be enjoyed on it's own or with grilled foods. Had it tonight with Grilled chicken and yellow curried rice. Just a fantastic pairing.

The citrus in slightly in the background and adds just enough to cleanse the palate and finish from being to dry.

I am a fan and really appreciate the effort in making this beer!

Cheers!

Corker!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:06:25 | More by Corker444
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Pours an overcast orange with a meaty head that dwindles to an off-white swirl of melted ice milk. The glass is held together by pretty white lace that clings in all the right places.

Aroma is dirty C-hops rich with malt. You've definitely got your grapefruit citrus in the house, but the piney hops are more cone than needles.

Lots of slick acidic Lupulin. More malt presence than most American DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is cream-filled. Full and feathery soft fades to a slow acidic Humulene chemical burn.

This brew takes an interesting approach to the DIPA style shooting for a very active nutty maltiness in the forefront to bring equilibrium to the loaded hops. The result however I think emphasizes the somewhat unpleasant oil-like burn brought by DIPA level hop rate. By choosing to not showcase the hop aroma and flavor as prominently as others this beer has taken away from itself an important component that makes heavy-hitting IPAs so enjoyable.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.