Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

Great Divide Brewing Co

USA

Woof. This ale is not for the young or faint of heart. The hops will curl your hair. My wife and I split a bomber of this recently, and both agreed it was delicious. It's bottle-conditioned, too, so it'll last on your shelf awhile if you treat it right. She took the first sip, and I wish I'd had a camera to catch her first reaction. Eyes wide open, she was obviously taken aback then pleasantly surprised. Definitely a beer to savor. I highly recommend it, but don't plan to drive after drinking this. I don't know the alcohol percent, but I can tell you it knocked MY socks off. Give it a spin.

Reviewed: July 09, 2005

Rating: 8/10

OK, if you think Iron City has too few hops, and anything by Stone has too many, and you want to go for that "little bear, just right" kind of hoppy beer, give this a go. It comes in at 85IBU, so it's hoppy, and has a strong floral aroma to it. I have become used to high-IBU beers, so it didn't floor me, and the alcohol wasn't too powerful. Maybe I'm just becoming an alcoholic.

Reviewed: August 30, 2008

Rating: 7/10

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