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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

3,452 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 178
Gots: 213 | 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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3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the Blind Tiger 12-22-2013

10oz. pour for $8. Nice appearance and a good nose of your typical citrus fruits and piney hops. Taste was good, not outstanding - it hid the 10% well, and the mouthfeel was surprisingly creamy. Plenty of malt backbone on this one, and a relatively unremarkable (not unpleasant) DIPA hop-feel. Lots of orange and grapefruit on the tongue.

OK, I get it. Nice beer, not sure if it was worth the money - wouldn't turn it down, not sure if I'm going to seek this one out though. Doesn't really stand out in the crowded world of Imperial IPAs.

brewsclues, Jan 08, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange and pretty clear with a pretty good head and lacing.

Aroma is clean and hoppy, piney, resinous, citrus (lemon, grapefruit, oranges), and floral.

Flavor is again quite clean for a DIPA. Good clean bitterness, orangey citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, piney hops, and a surprise sweet malt balance that leaves you wanting another sip.

Body is full and slightly syrupy, not a real quick or easy drinker. Alcohol is warming but well masked.

I've had a lot of really IPAs of late, and I have to say this one is refreshingly different. Quite enjoyable, but don't expect to get out of your chair once you're finished with the bomber!

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.