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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

3,674 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,674
Reviews: 1,516
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 201
Gots: 310 | 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:
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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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 into dimpled stein. Best before date: 15/11/10.

Hercules is a slightly hazy orange-copper beer with an intense aroma of hops. It has an elegant aroma of pineapple, grass, orange zest and melon.

The bitterness is assertive, as expected, and the palate is semi-sweet with a malty center holding the tropical profile of this beer.

Pinneaple, peach and grass are evident eventually developing other nuances as it warms up, such as lemon and grapefruit notes.

It hides the alcohol extremely well, but the sweetness also hinders the bitterness leaving you with a bitter-sweet finish (literally) with a long lasting, almost meditational, aftertaste.

Cliffnotes: High bitterness. Peach, grass, melon and pineapple on the nose and tongue. Sweeter than other examples of DIPAs. Alcohol not noticeable. full bodied.

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Orange-tan head (OK retention) atop a hazy, orange-copper beer, glowing.

S-Some light citrus mingling withing heavy-handed piney hops. A bit of esteriness, alongside a slight maltiness, maybe bread/caramel.

T-Pronounced bitterness right from the start! Then a thick and dark, resinous and earthy hop flavor emerges. Some malts come through, with a caramel and toasty bread character. Bitterness sustains trhough the flavor, into the dry finish.

M-Medium body with a hint of heaviness near the end. Enjoyably light within my mouth with a playful and appropriate carbonation.

D-I like this beer. It's a shame I only have a 12 oz bottle of it! Be prepared to sit on this one, enjoying it slowly, as the bitterness is very strong, but very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a befutiful amber with less than one full finger of slightly off-white head. The foam settles quickly into a thin frothy ring along the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is malty with just a dash of pine hops. There is way more malt than I would have wanted in an DIPA.

T: It starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malt and a nice spicy pine note. The spice lingers from first sip to finish. As the beer transitions into the middle and then into the finish, I get ever developing floral earth notes. I actually like the back end of this beer more than the start. The alcohol is present once the beer is gone from the palate.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet, spicy, floral, and boozy. Not exactly a fast drinker. It's a touch syrupy, but I'm ok with it.

O: Nice beer. Not what I was expecting for a DIPA, but I kinda like it. The taste is much better than the nose. I don't know if I'll be buying this beer again, but I enjoyed it.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,674 ratings.