Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -3.1%
A - Amber coloured. A light beige foam, so fine and persistent.
S - Resinous (pine) and herbaceous by hop. Also citric. There is also the smell of caramel malt.
T - The bitterness is huge!! So the hop remains a lot in the aftertaste!!
M - Dry with a medium body. Anyway the preponderance of bitter is balanced in part by malt and alcohool, so the effect is not of an unbalanced beer..
D - Although 10% it's a drinkable beer and the very high level of bitterness doesn't tire!!
01-26-2011 12:39:27 | More by pioppo
4/5 rDev -3.1%
I've had two bottles of this and one was fantastic and the other was dumped without finishing. The former was purchased at Coasters in Indian Harbor Beach, FL. The latter was purchased at what I thought was a good beer and wine store, however the date on it indicated that it was bottled almost 1.5 years ago and I guess that makes all the difference.
05-08-2011 21:59:08 | More by Triples
4/5 rDev -3.1%
I had purchased this 22oz bottle after reading some favorable reviews here. The first thing I noticed when I cracked it, was the floral aroma. Very reminiscent of Anchor Liberty, but not as pronounced. The color was a reddish amber and was very translucent. After swirling the glass, I noticed how great this beer smelled. Citrusy, Cascade hops dominated the aroma. Mouth feel was very full, and overall, the beer reminded me of Dogfish 90 minute, but not as intense.
The best word to describe this beer is 'balanced'. Even with the high IBU rating, this beer was loaded with malt and was not overbearing in the least.
I would buy it again, even though it was an outrageous $7.50 for a 22 oz.
04-26-2007 21:35:46 | More by sheikyerbouti
4.01/5 rDev -2.9%
Out of the bottle comes an orangey copper pour. Not so much cloudy, but enough color that it's primarily opaque. The head is a slight off white color, though not as thick as I expected. It's lacks the meringue like peaks of other IPAs, as well as the retention. Still, the beer itself is a bit darker than others.
Not sure of the hop variety, but it's faint on citrus. Sure, it's there, but it's laid back. Pine is as well. The scents are nice, but you have to really get your nose in the snifter to get at them. For a DIPA, you get plenty of malt notes.
The ingredients are more aggressive on the taste buds than the olfactories. Very biscuity taste before the hops drop their pine notes. The bottles says it's got a peanuty taste, and it does as you approach the finish. Citric notes are there, but it's mostly the rind instead of the juice. A slightly different taste than other DIPAs.
Again, the feel is a bit different. It's got a savory buttery feel. Kind of oily from the hops, the buttery feel goes hand in hand with it. Unlike a PA or IPA which can scrape your palate clean, this kind of smothers it and doesn't let go. Full bodied. Very clean bitter finish. The strong alcohol finally makes a move in the swallow for lingering heat.
Pretty good double overall. I wish the nose was a bit stronger, but it made up for it with the taste. The alcohol is present, but never obliterates your palate or throat.
06-16-2014 02:25:35 | More by RickS95
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.