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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

3,677 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,677
Reviews: 1,516
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Bottled-on date clearly printed on front label side.

Pours a deep, clouded grapefruit-orange. Light tan ring. Bit of floating particles. Smell is earthy, musty, like old juice. Taste is nice - mellow, fermented fruit & rind, bit of melon, lots of sweet grapefruit. Feel is juicy and pulpy. Bitter citrusy aftertaste. Overall, a very nice drinker. Nice character, complex, and refined. One of my favorite DIPA's.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dark copper color, didn't have much of a head at all

S: very hoppy, pine smell too it.

M: has a mild carbonation, leaves a bitter aftertaste as well as a chewy feeling in your mouth.

T: a bitter, piney, caramel taste. Has a heavy taste of hops, typical of an IPA.

O: this is a pretty good beer. It has almost an overwhelming hoppy/bitter taste to it. It is also a strong beer, with a 10% ABV so it can sneak up on you quickly. Overall, a good beer, though not the best IPA that I have ever had.

Beer was served from a bottle into a glass mug

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tap to delerium tulip glass

Pours amber-red in color, dense...viscosity suppresses the carbonation leading to a small head. Nothing lacking in nose though, as waves of ripe citrus notes and alcohol swarm. The taste is even more aggressive with bitter pine and citrus notes pressed up against sweet, chewy malts. Full bodied and complex, it takes a few sips before your palate can wrap itself around the astringent overtone.

Flavorful, but a little too big for its own good. The profile is layered but disjointed. I'd drink this again if it was offered, but there are a lot of more satisfying DIPA's out there.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,677 ratings.