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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

3,421 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,421
Reviews: 1,488
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 178
Gots: 206 | 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 -3.1%

jeffthepony, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

VTEno17, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cd34, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

A- Very nice IPA, in the top 10 class. Poured a beautiful frothy orange head with a rich cloudy amber/caramel color.
S- very light sweet hoppy with a hint of malt.
T- very rich hop blast on the tongue with very light bitterness.
M- coats the palate with a bold richness that last to the next sip.
O- would rank this IPA in the top class, great appearance with a great flavor. Light smell gives to a nice hoppy flavor without a lot of bitterness. Well balanced.

EMPotter, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chingringo, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GuttaMane138, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

NativeSun, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bcal16, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

oriolesfan4, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DrFunkenstein, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Thirstygoat, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a murky medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) rocky cream colored head that had decent retention, finally reducing to a thin layer of residue with some excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit / peel), toffee, caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a hint of toffee early on, with the taste becoming a bit hoppier and having a strong grapefruit presence and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while with the taste of citrus and hops settling nicely on the taste buds, meanwhile a mild alcohol warming sensation just added to the enjoyment of this tantalizing brew.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a dry oily texture and a good lively carbonation.

Overall a DIPA with a well balanced blending of flavors that created a smooth sweet bitter taste, which made this a very enjoyable and drinkable brew.

KajII, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dcs1548, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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diehl07, Jan 09, 2014
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muskiesman, Jan 20, 2013
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JayVil, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lonewolfcry, Jul 13, 2014
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bleedsblu, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

drewfromboulder, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jsf14, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mtnwesdew, Sep 05, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,421 ratings.