Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,639 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,639
Reviews: 1,510
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 198
Gots: 290 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

..on the open,
thick cream like tan foam started oozing out of the bottle.

The head is quite good, but the lacing is exceptional! .

.Colour is of dark fresh honeycomb..

smell is rustic pine cones, fresh crushed hops, pine needles, and honey.

.Sits oh so kindly in the mouth, not overly heavy.

.The drink of Spies.

.Alcohol is very well hidden and it warms your belly up!..it beats the ole slave labor camp.

. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit but it was almost to smooth, it just disappeared outta my glass, like that "___" ..

..Great Divide has just upped their reputation with me!!

"A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet" ...."not if you called them Stench Blossoms!" -Bart Simpson"

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top bottle with nice label

Apperance: Hazy dark gold beer with a big ivory large bubbled cap...good retention

Smell: Big toasted caramel and grapefruit/piney hops...everything's nicely in balance here, the hops aren's as aggressive as I thought...I'm looking forward to the first sip

Taste: This is VERY nicely balanced with earthy hops and loads of biscuity malt keeping each other nicely in check

Mouthfeel: Medium/heavy with a bit of noticeable alcohol

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Nice very well-balanced DIPA...nothing smashing or revolutionary, but quite a solid brew, one I plan to return to. Yet another reason why this brewery just plain rocks.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in an oversized wine glass for a copper body with a sticky two finger head that leaves lacing everywhere. A great mix of citric hops along with heavier fruits and hints of malts like caramel. Medium-bodied and drying, the hops prickle the tongue and there are also notes of roasted or coffee malts for a drying aftertaste as while. Fruit notes in the taste include citrus and some darker fruits b/c the body is a little heavier (grape?). This is a beer that is balanced but overall the fruit/sweet taste is overpowered by hops, making a beer that will kick your palette's ass. I couldn't session this but I did enjoy it.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hercules Double IPA pours a golden orange color with a generous white head that sticks well and laces nicely.

The smell has floral, biscuity, and piney notes. Very appetizing.

The taste has similar notes with a forward hoppiness that pleases the hop-headed palate.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lasting hoppy aftertaste.

This beer is quite drinkable although at 10% abv, I wouldn't drink more than 1 or 2 at a sitting.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at irish pol in philly

Pours a clear golden copper color, nice layering of white head, filmy retention, curtains of lacing everywhere.

One-two punch of staunch hops and sweet malt in the nose, pine and caramel with bitterness and a kick of alcohol.

Intensely bitter up front with a smack of grapefruit and citrus rind. Touches of pine bitterness, light fruit sweetness as well. Impressive caramel malt backbone, sweet and burly underneath the hop attack. Finishes bitter, dry, and boozy.

Fuller medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and tingly on the palate. Drinks nice despite the high abv, great example of balance between extreme hops and malt.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer, so I normally don't drink too much at one time. Clear sparkling amber when served, I picked up on a motley crew of aromas: stomped summer grass that the cat rolled in, with low pine dangling over. Strong medium to full mouthfeel, the malts are present, but so are the hops. I find this one just a bit hot. Enjoyable, but know when to stop.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,639 ratings.