Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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:
4,170
Reviews:
1,585
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
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289
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627
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Dark orange in color, moderate internal carbonation, pours a moderate off-white head, translucent

S: Reminiscent of DFH 120 minute ipa, moderately fragrant, strong citrus notes, definitely heavy apple notes as well, quite apparent alcohol notes

T: Much akin to the nose, citrus, tropical fruits and apple, some alcohol to finish, well balanced sweet and bitter elements, powerful flavor

M: Despite its high abv and intense flavor, very smooth and drinkable, even refreshing, mild alcohol/citrus aftertaste, only slightly lingering, not overpowering and surprisingly not very drying

O: All elements are in sync, great flavor, smooth and balanced, a must-try, perfect example of the style

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

Another Great Divide that I have yet to try. Poured this one into my pint glass tonight...

A: Hazy copper with a very nice and creamy two finger tan head; There are pieces floating in this one, almost looks like orange pulp? Anyway, it doesn't make it unappetizing. Oh, this one laces like the best of them!

S: Hops galore. Very nice floral hop aroma, mostly of citrus hops. Smells like a good DIPA should.

T: Wow, the hops are blowing my head off. Very, very bitter with citrus hops. I do not detect the pine hops in here until the finish, for the citrus hops take the cake. It is balanced nicely and has a nice alcohol taste in the finish as well.

Overall, a great DIPA. Right up there with Pliny and 90 minute in my opinion. Get one if you have the chance!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass (47F). Bottled 17 May 2011; served 15 Oct 2011.

A-Pours a cloudy golden orange. Thin head with heavy lacing. Lacing goes from rim to beer level with every drink.

S-Aroma is dominated by sweet/nutty malt with slight resinous/pine.

T-Primarily a nutty malt flavor; nice sweet caramel on the finish. Pine come through on careful drinks. The sweet malt and bitter hop flavors are balanced and last nicely.

M-Starts light and slick then finishes slightly heavier and sticky.

O-Given the big nose and bigger flavor, incredibly drinkable. The lasting flavors on the palate encourage another drink. The lasting flavor on the palate sticks but is pleasant given the sweet character of the malts.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,170 ratings.
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