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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

3,742 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,742
Reviews: 1,532
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 216
Gots: 357 | FT: 7
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: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, bomber into a tulip.

They describe it as delivering a huge amount of hops with a nutty and malty sweetness. The hops are definitely there, which I appreciate, but when it comes to an IPA, maltiness is usually the last thing I’m wanting, but this one delivers. The maltiness is JUST right and the sweetness is just enough to compliment the bitterness, not cancel it out. I had mixed feelings about this before I tried it but really enjoyed it from start to finish.

Verdict: Very solid IPA, especially for one that breaks from the norm. Can’t wait to sample more from Great Divide.

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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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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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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,742 ratings.