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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4,214 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:
#1,957
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,214
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time trying this DIPA. Relatively fresh-9/10.

The beer poured 1/2F head with a golden-copper color in a Stone snifter.
The glass is new, and I am beginning to drink more beers in it. , including DIPAs.
It enhances the taste/ aroma slightly different than a tulip glass- not sure of the comparative details yet.

The aroma is heavy grapefruit, and slight vanilla.

Nice moderate mouth feel suits the beer by not overwhelming the taste.

The taste/finish: very hoppy, refreshing grapefruit, some vanilla. The taste stands out as having a distinct character and is different than the San Diego style DIPAs.

It was also impressive that the taste lingers- not always the case in this style.
I paired the beer with lamb and a vinagrette salad which deepens the taste.

Overall, an excellent DIPA. Another impressive beer from Great Divide.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, dated Jun 05 2013

hazy orange rusty color. frothy off-white head, good lacing and head retention. earthy and piney hop aroma. taste has some good caramel malt body to support the big hoppy flavors. mouthfeel is a bit slick on the tongue, medium carbonation. works well. couldn't tell this was 10% abv at all. dangerous, and tasty.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,214 ratings