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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
93
outstanding

3,624 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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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: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 10-26-07

Pours a relatively clear golden amber color, with an average head that leaves behind immense lacing.

Smell is all hop resin, very sweet and fruity. A generous malt backs it all up and adds a nice balance.

Taste is big grassy hops, sweet and earthy. The malt is there is the background, followed by a big-time bitterness.

Mouthfeel is super thick, all hops, all the time.

Drinkability is good, but this is an extreme beer.

Overall, one of the better double IPAs. Enough malt to keep the bitterness in check, and all the resiny hops and alcohol you could want.

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