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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

3,438 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,438
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 209 | 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Hercules coming out of a bottle, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Dark and cloudy, thick orange, not much of a head.

S: Subtle for such a powerful brew, no hops come through on the nose, mostly citrus, some caramel sweetness.

T: Faintly hoppy, nice malts, dark citrus and orange, well-rounded, not too bitter.

M: Just rightly full, good carbonation. Some back-burn after sipping.

D: Drinks well for the style and ABV, but the strong alcohol does show up eventually. A sipper.

Hercules is one of my favorite DIPA's. In a bottle might feel a little harsh, much smoother on tap, which I prefer.

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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)

CH3CH2OH, Jul 13, 2006
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,438 ratings.