Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by swizzlenuts:
4.7/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Copper colour with quite of bit of a head. It appears to be mildly carbonated like most American IPAs.
S: Malty aroma, that smells of pine with a slight hint of fruits.
T: What a complex beer. This is my first double IPA, and it starts off with a lot of malts. It doesn't quite make sense, with a double IPA, but it works really well. After the piney/malty flavour the hops rush onto your tongue. The hop flavour in this beer is simply addicting.
M: There is a bit of a bite with the carbonation, but after that it has a thick smooth feel in the mouth.
D: I'm not sure how many I could drink of these, simply because I'd get a bit drunk with the high alcohol content. Beautifully hoppy.
I'm going to have to search for more Double IPAs, this is might become one of my favourite styles.
Serving Type: Bottle in an English pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2008 22:08:45 | More by swizzlenuts
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
hercules is an american institution, a flagship big ipa thats been on the scene awhile. i can believe its taken me this long to write one up. on tap at the brewery, no better place to have it. clean copper color to this, and just a short white head. a more hefty grain bill is evident from the get go, but the nose reveals a dense woody hop profile, there has to be some columbus hops in this, or something else equally woody. the flavor has some coppery grain balance on the front end, no sweetness at all, and plenty of bite to it as the hops kick in. there is some pine, but i get that fresh milled wood profile first. its quite sturdy and intense on the hop front, powerful bitterness, and filling with all the grain weight as well. i like how big it is, how timeless this is, how often imitated. its a beer i can really only have one of, because its less carbonated like an english ipa, and is so strong that i get both full and drunk with small doses. love this beer though, famous for a reason.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 15:43:05 | More by StonedTrippin
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very memorable DIPA, pours a caramel amber thick, with light lacing and microbubbles. The smell of citrus, with earthy hops, and fresh malty hint, very organic in is olfactory sensation. The taste has a sweetness and depth to it with heavy hops and only a slighly odd after taste. Thick viscosity which love in a DIPA and even balanced carbonation. Upper echelon DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 23:07:15 | More by bryanbullock
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,034 ratings.