Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
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4.12/5
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4,210 Ratings
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,904
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,210
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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291
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed brownish oranage with nice cap of white foam, good retention & sticky lacing. Scent is of floral, earthy and spicy hops backed by a strong presence of citrus and sweet carmel. Taste brings a big bitter bite with spicy, earthy and piney hop charachteristics, notes of citrus blend in with a malty carmely sweet background, but the overall big bitterness keeps this in check. Medium bodied, coating, bitter sting, alcohol warmth. A nice dIPA thats all about the bitterness but lacking an overall great flavor profile.

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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

22 oz. bottle. Pours orange / red with a thin, off white head. Has a big grapefruit, lemony smell. Light to medium bodied with a bone dry mouthfeel. Has a tart, citrusy lemon and grapefruit flavor. Malts are barely noticeable. Has a long, dry, tart finish.
This brew is all about the hops.

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

22 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish-orange color with an average frothy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, a touch of grains, and a buch of hops, pine, grapefruit, and a little fruity. Flavor is very nice, mainly hoppy. Very good malt/hop balance, but mainly a piney hop finish.

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

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

Poured out an amber/orange with a good head.
Aromas of pine/citrus.
Lots of hop in the flavor, not extremely balanced, the hops predominate from beginning to end. A little malt tries to sneak through somewhere in the middle, but the hop finish beats it down. A serious hop bomb.
Drinkability would be limited because of the alcohol content.
This would be mecca for the pure hop head. A little more malt to balance things out would be my preference.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,210 ratings