Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
4,157 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
Ratings:
4,157
Reviews:
1,583
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
284
Gots:
625
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice dark brown brew that pours a beautiful milk shake of a head, and it holds nicely right through the pint. The aroma is solidly hops, the green side of hoppy to be sure. Very inviting! The first taste is smooth, a grainy sweetness (brown rice?) and more hops. I do take some note of the alcohol content which makes it a little less drinkable in my book. It's pretty heavy for my tastes, but it is still quite enjoyable, obviously a quality brew. I will have to try more from this brewer!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found nothing standout about this one on tap. It's still rather smooth for the style, with a decently full mouthfeel. Attractive color, tan head leaves large bubbles and certainly enough lacing.

Aroma and flavor, especially as it warms, lend a nice pine touch. Hops are most of the flavor but the malt is crunchy enough to provide backbone and some depth of caramelly sweet flavor.

Check it out.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,157 ratings.
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