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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

3,275 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,275
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 165
Gots: 168 | 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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FattyJLE

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A – Beautiful deep copper with a finger of off-white head and good lacing. Quite clear.

S – Tart citrus notes - orange, pineapple and grapefruit juice.

T – Very earthy bitterness right off the bat but perfectly balanced as the intense bitterness is soon subdued by a sugary malt sweetness. As the beer warms, the bitterness becomes even more offset by the malts. The citrus appears in the middle, predominately grapefruit peel. Piney notes linger on the back end. There is a bit of alcohol burn, even at colder temperatures. This increases as it warms as well.

M – Well carbonated and medium bodied. The finish is not dry but not too sweet either. Just right.

O – Everything you would want in an IIPA. Strong bitterness, well balanced with malt sweetness, flavorful hops, great aroma and a good amount of alcohol. No criticisms here. This beer ranks up there with the best of them.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 00:52:20 | More by FattyJLE
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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,275 ratings.