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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

3,216 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,216
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 159
Gots: 159 | 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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Reviews by denjen:
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denjen

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dennis: The aroma off this is misleading, almost barley wine like, certainly not dry hopped. But that doesn't really reflect the true body. Pouring thick, almost like apricot nectar, this delivers with a high bitterness that hides the 9% alcohol very well. By the end of the glass though, it will sneak up on you. Very well done, enjoyable and hoppy in substance, but not show. The only real issue I have with this is the amount of sediment in the bottle was excessive.
Jen: This is a bitter, hoppy beer with a mild malt backbone, only to end with a smack of hops in your face! I don't really taste the alcohol, translation: goes down fairly smoothly. It has a dry finish with a nice light carbonation. Definitely drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 23:37:39 | More by denjen
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

100th review, so I thought id treat myself to a pricey, highly regarded IIPA.

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Amber color with some floaties. One finger frothy egg shell colored head

Smell: Sweet malts (caramel, toffee), maybe some dark fruit, very little citrus

Taste: Even bigger on the malt; Huge toffee, caramel notes upfront, pine in the middle, with a citrus aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Thick, resinous body; Smooth with moderate bitterness

Overall: The dates were scratched off on the bottles, so maybe my four pack was old. Forget a malt backbone, this was almost all malts except for the aftertaste. I think Great Divide meant to put barleywine on the label instead. As highly rated as this is and at $15.99 a four pack, this is one of the most overrated beers I've had in any given style. Sure, it's a great barleywine, but as a IIPA, it's baffling. I'll rate this somewhere in the middle. I don't even see this meeting its reputation fresh. I should've grabbed Founders Double Trouble afterall. That may just be my 101st review.

Serving type: bottle

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,216 ratings.