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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

3,446 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,446
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 211 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz bottle into a Duvel stemed glass.

Colour was darker than i expected. Deep rust-like tones, warm hues. Nice think 1/2 inch head of frothy goodness also noted

The smell is good. Hopps, some citrus notes present. A very clean smell.

When it comes to IPAs, i tend to judge things around stone's Ruination. I'd say this is in the same ball park. Lot's of hopps, some blueberrry, and a bit of spice to the finish. A real lip smacker.

I could probably drink about 2. I think anything more would be overkill.

Good beer. Try one.

nephlim, Apr 02, 2006
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a decent head and nice lacing. The smell starts with a little graininess and progresses to clean hops. The taste starts with bitter fruity hops with a late grapefruit hit. There is also a solid malt background that is nicely balanced with the hops. The mouthfeel is a little grainy that makes the beer slightly heavier than I'd like, but nice balance of creaminess and crispness.

Georgiabeer, Jan 05, 2007
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/13/13, Drink 12/18/13

The color is very good for a double IPA, a deep golden light haze as the beer settles in the glass.

The smell on the nose is sweet fruity hops at first. Their is some alcohol present at the back-end but is mostly covered up by the fruitiness of the hops, or maybe malts?

This double IPA is honestly mildly bitter in my opinion. From the first taste I get notes of fruits and then citrus. I do get the presence of alcohol but it is very very mild for a 10% abv beer. Their is some bitterness on the after taste but not a lot.

Overall this is a great double IPA, very drinkable and I definitely recommend this if you have not tried it. Watch out though this beer will sneak up on you.

BrandonN24, Dec 19, 2013
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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,446 ratings.