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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

3,674 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,674
Reviews: 1,516
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 202
Gots: 310 | 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:
Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Notes: 1/12/09
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Hercules DIPA
9.1% Alc.
22oz. Bomber

Just had the Titan, comparing them both.

Appearance= Vigorous pour into Frog and Peach pint glass yields a very small pinkie size head. Good head retention though... Cakey foam floaties, cloudy mist covers the glass. Deeper orange and more opaque than the Titan. Did i mention good head retention?

Smell= Again, like the Titan, not a huge nose. Good smell though.

Taste= Extremely balanced again! Not an overly hopped DIPA. Very nice to drink, taste is excellent, finishes clean and hoppy.

Mouthfeel= Thicker than Titan, leaves a more resiny film/taste on the palate after you swallow. Overall, nicely done.

Drinkability= @ 9.1% it's not a session beer. I would drink 2 of these and be straight 4 the rest of the night. Very good DIPA. I would have these in my fridge all the time if they had local distribution.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a creamy eggshell head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Rich, layered piney and resinous hop aroma. Slightly sweet with a slight hint of malt.

Light taste of caramel malt upfront followed by a rich, layered piney hop flavor and a rather balanced bitterness. Finishes rather clean with a slight lingering hop flavor. Very balanced for a typically unbalanced style.

Full, creamy body. Mild carbonation.

Quite drinkable for such a big ABV. A very nice DIPA overall - and amazingly well balanced. Seek this one out.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber color with a two inch head and good lacing.
The aroma of malts,hops and grapefruit.

The taste is sweet malts,hops,fruits and a mild grapefruit with a hint of alcohol.
The feel: medium body and a smooth carbonation. Great balance. Some mild bitterness that stays on the tongue.

Notes: A fine beer indeed. I picked this up and I got exactly what I expected.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Cloudy brownish orange color with a decent head that leaves good lacing. Smells fruity and hoppy. Taste like a tropical fruit possibly a heavy citrus expolsuon but with a grea malt backbone. Medium carbonation and full balanced. Great double ipa! Very different.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,674 ratings.