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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

3,723 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,723
Reviews: 1,525
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 213
Gots: 339 | FT: 6
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle (dated Feb 8, 2010) into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Dark amber with yellow hues, it poured with a big fluffy cream head that stuck around.
S: Earthy grapefruit hops, floral citrus over caramel sweet bread. This is a very inviting aroma.
T: Resiny fresh hops burn in the back of a sweet bread caramel candied oranges. It's a slow burn with the hops and the bitterness resides like citrus pine.
M: Somewhat syrupy, frothy, and smooth.
D: Pretty good. I'd only want to have two bottles in a row, though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a cloudy, dark-gold. Some suspended floaties. Small, tight, one-finger head that leaves a lot of lace behind.

S: Pine, grapefruit, and caramel dominate. Also noticed was a hint of toasted malt and apple. Smells slightly boozy as it warms.

T: Huge pine and grapefruit hops that taste like they've been drizzled with caramel sauce. Some sweet and tangy apple as well. Some alcohol heat as it reaches proper temp.

M: Peppery and spicy throughout. Juicy and sweet in the finish yet it never loses it's zingy edge.

D: Very nice and easy to drink.

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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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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,723 ratings.