Hercules Double IPA, a 10 percent abv brew from the Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver, Colorado, has a palate massaging 85 IBUs. This polished amber coloured ale releases notes of nuts and pungent fresh, green hops. Hop bitterness heavily impacts on the palate but a firm backbone of semi-sweet malt supports and holds it all together. The finish is bitter and extended. It’s a thoroughly luscious and delicious 2X IPA that is to be sipped, savoured and then drunk!