Great Divide Hercules Double IPA - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbish (708) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Oh man is this a great beer. A sampler at the brewery. Loads of caramel, well balanced with all the hops. The vanilla and oak overtones are a perfect compliment to this beer. Amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Great Divide Barrel Room. Deep orange, hazy, with lace. Nose of oranges, vanilla, bourbon. Nice hoppy flavor, bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel / toffee. Works pretty well for a difficult style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2528) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Strong toffee vanilla notes with a strong bite. It is the perfect barrel IPA. Lasting head. Malt strong amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2517) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Very well done BA IPA...on tap at barrel room Over summer, still had nice citrus characteristic but plenty of bourbon vanilla sweetness to balance the bite. Smoother body, good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Enjoyed on tap in sampler form at Great Divide barrel room in Denver, CO. Appearance is a moderate brown with a moderate white bubbly head. Aroma of bourbon and light hops, bourbon is the definite ingredient. Taste is really good, hops come in a little more in the flavor, but really its the bourbon that shines. Fantastic stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4857) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Barrel bar. Mellow orange gold color with an orange and vanilla coconut aroma. Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. The taste is almost like an oakey orange julep with vanilla. Quite different from the original Hercules but very good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5802) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2016
Taster at the brewery - lightly hazy copper - soapy lace - this pulls off that rare quality in BA IPA in that the barrel adds depth and complexity without washing out the vibrant and bitter character of the hops - toasted coconut and vanilla make way for citric, tropical, spicy hoppiness - lingering oakiness on the end - tasty, but a little hot in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8471) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
Clear beautiful copper with a thin white cap. Lovely aroma of oak and mild vanilla, some citrusy grapefruit, and something mildly candylike, with a whiskey boozy kiss. Smooth bitter flavor with a load of sweet caramelly oak flavor, leafy and citrusy bitterness, and a nice quiet vanilla nuance throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12383) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, vanilla, resiny hops and malt. The finish is mildly boozy with an oaky and hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gmorrow16 (6) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
If you like IPAs and dont like this then check your taste buds!! Perfect balance of what makes a Hall of fame IPA!! Pine yup, mocha yup, smooth yup. If you see this try it and be satisfied!!


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