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Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.12/5
Exceptional
4,198 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:
#1,762
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,198
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
638
Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

pour is a clear amber-orange with a medium size egg-shell head, and excellent lacing.

smell is grapefruit, touch of caramel, nuts, some citrus, and a touch of pine.

taste is creamy, grapefruit hops, pine, some caramel, a roatiness, touch of citrus, some nuts, and a little sweetness comes through, ends very bitter.

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

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

22oz Bottle . A hazy dark copper color pour with a lasting medium sized offwhite head leaving lots of sticky lacing behind , some yeast floaties swimming about , medium carbonation . Aroma is earthy , with lots of resionus and sweet pine notes , a little citrus , and a deep malty sweetness . Flavor is big and malty , quite sweet up front like brown sugar, and honey , earthy , with loads of piny and spicy hops , a little citrus but mostly resinous bitter hops , nice high level of bitterness , with a long hoppy finish ,slightly chalky at times . I found it to be quite drinkable and fairly good but no where near worth the $9 I paid for it , not even close .

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

Pretty yellow head that doesn't stick around for very long.

Significant malty aromas, along with piney hops. Not the citric DIPA that I was expecting.

Flavor is very balanced for a DIPA, with lots of sweet malt and a hop dominated finish. Bitterness doesn't stand out like it does in most DIPAs; the malt really balances it out. I think I would actually like this more if it was less balanced. Needs more hop flavor/aroma for a DIPA, or some more malt to go in another direction.

Overall, this is certainly good, but not quite as distinctive as I was hoping for. More hops would have been nice.

It is certainly possible that this bottle was a bit past its prime, but its hard to tell since it has no date anywhere. I'd like to try a fresher bottle for sure.

My least favorite GD beer so far. The Titan and Yeti are much better beers IMO.

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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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