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:
4,163
Reviews:
1,585
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
627
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The taste of this Double IPA is like my tongue being suplexed right from the word go. Malts and piney hops slam the tongue here. This beer is a 10% and its not afraid to show you it is. The afterbite isn't too bad though, so while this beer has plenty of punch its not going to wreck your palate, and it'll go down fairly smooth.

While the initial taste is fine (and what I've come to expect from most IPA's or DIPA's), I can't help but feel that for a beer to have such a strong initial punch, the finish goes kinda dull and boring.

Aside from the odd finish, its an otherwise fine drink.

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

Hazy copper amber colour with tinges of orange. A half centimetre tall, foamy head that fades to a thin lacing after about 30 sec.

Malts and a strong helping of hops that make for a bitter sweet aroma with plenty of pine notes following this up. Great fruity notes and even some mango follow this up along with citrus and a touch of pineapple and caramel finish.

Lots of hops and malts as the nose suggested with lots of sweet fruits and a touch of citrus too. There is a huge amount bitterness to this one and some mango along with strong grapefruit flavours.

Smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is plenty of bitterness to this one and a touch of sweetness in there too.

Good and very drinkable although the huge amount of bitter to this one is pushing it for me. It was still a beer that I enjoyed and the mango on the nose was a particularly nice.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent Double IPA from one of my favorite breweries.

The appearance is golden and hazzy. A nice sticky head sits atop the beer and forms an excellent lace on the glass.

You can smell the beer as soon as you crack it open and it makes itself known from across the table. Floral and citrus hops greet the drinker. A strong malt backbone is also present with some hints of the underlying alcohol in this beer. I also pick up esters, pineapple, and some grapefruit.

The first sip is malty with a toffeeish backbone. Bitter hops round out the sip and the beer finishes with an alcohols kick.

The medium body and nutty malt taste help to balance out the hop profile of this medium body and somewhat sticky beer.

This is an awesome double IPA that more than lives up to its name. The malt backbone supports the hops without overpowering them. Beware of the 10% ABV that is almost undetectable.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,163 ratings.
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