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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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3,624 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,624
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 197
Gots: 275 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a thick, fluffy head that lasts. The aroma is pine needles (fits well with the picture of a mountain on the label.) Taste is, obviously, dominated by hops but the malty sweeness gives the bitterness a run for its money. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me. There is a definite aftertaste of bitterness on the roof of my mouth. Very drinkable; went well with corn dogs and mustard.

Aroma 10; Appearance 2; Flavor 14; Mouthfeel 3; Overall 8 (37/50)

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A - Pours a bright, clear mahogany with an inch of thick, cream off-white head. A moderate amount of fine carbonation keeps a thick cap in place. Lovely.

S - A slap of resinous/piney hops, lemon, almonds, toasty malts, slight floral. Very nice.

T - Immediate smack of floral/resinous hops. The hops sit in the fore all the way through the drink but become more piney in the middle, before taking on a citrus flavour at the end. Some light fruit in the middle and a floral burst towards the end. Aftertaste lingers for some time and has a tobacco/woody/earthy taste. Absolutely no sign of the ABV. Really well crafted beer.

M - Medium/full body which evoles some syrupyness. Carbonation is initially cleansing, but fades away.

D - A real sipper. ABV nowhere to be found and refreshing hoppyness demands another taste.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,624 ratings.