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:
4,177
Reviews:
1,589
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
633
For 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

22 oz. brown bottle.

Hazed copper color with a biege froth. Lots of lace work with this beer.

Nice ambiguous citiric smells, faint malts and a wallop of alcohol.

Medium body with sharp carbonation, an oily coating, and a stinging alcohol bite in the back. Resiny hops, citric and herbal, are more flavorful than they are bittering. Sweet tinges of malt appear, along with the ever present alcohol.

Not a stellar beer, but pretty good. If the alcohol was hidden better Hercules would be a real bad ass.

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

On tap at George Keeley's, 6/27/10.

A-Pours a crystal clear amber with a very thin white head and good sticky lacing.

S-Sticky sweet hoppiness with a good sweet malt backbone.

T-Great sweet malt in the front with lots of sweet pine hops. Delicious.

M-Medium bodied with good lingering bitterness.

D-Delicious and remarkably light for the ABV. Nice to revisit a classic.

HV

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

A - Pours a amber color with a finger of head that holds

S - Hops, citrus, and alcohol in the nose

T - Very hoppy up front and lessens to end with a bittersweetness

M - Full body, some alcohol warmth, nice carbonation

D - Very good brew, the only thing I cons of this beer is I think it is too sweet, but overall an enjoyable experience.

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,177 ratings.
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