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Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,198 Ratings
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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

Had on tap at Lord Hobo- pours a slightly hazy orange/copper color with a finger head, nice retention, and pretty white lacing.

Smell is nice, hoppy and open. Kinda subdued but very attractive- floral and pine hop scents with a touch of malt sweetness.

Tastes excellent- moderate hop bitterness, good pale malt backbone, floral and pine hops well balanced with malt. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Mouthfeel is excellent as well- medium bodied with light carbonation. A decent amount of hop resin. Exceptional DIPA- seek it out!

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,198 ratings
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