1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,596 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,596
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 190
Gots: 263 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hercules Double IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,596 | Reviews: 1,501 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of supaadam
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

supaadam, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of aranton
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a creamy eggshell head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Rich, layered piney and resinous hop aroma. Slightly sweet with a slight hint of malt.

Light taste of caramel malt upfront followed by a rich, layered piney hop flavor and a rather balanced bitterness. Finishes rather clean with a slight lingering hop flavor. Very balanced for a typically unbalanced style.

Full, creamy body. Mild carbonation.

Quite drinkable for such a big ABV. A very nice DIPA overall - and amazingly well balanced. Seek this one out.

MaltyGoodness, Nov 22, 2006
Photo of hlatimer266
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hlatimer266, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of gusman61
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

gusman61, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Lexluthor33
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber color with a two inch head and good lacing.
The aroma of malts,hops and grapefruit.

The taste is sweet malts,hops,fruits and a mild grapefruit with a hint of alcohol.
The feel: medium body and a smooth carbonation. Great balance. Some mild bitterness that stays on the tongue.

Notes: A fine beer indeed. I picked this up and I got exactly what I expected.

Lexluthor33, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JohnBender, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Samber79
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Samber79, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Cloudy brownish orange color with a decent head that leaves good lacing. Smells fruity and hoppy. Taste like a tropical fruit possibly a heavy citrus expolsuon but with a grea malt backbone. Medium carbonation and full balanced. Great double ipa! Very different.

drdiesel9483, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jakea, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Mersh
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Mersh, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of weaselchew
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

weaselchew, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BeerBucks, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of BradAleFlow
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BradAleFlow, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Berg-the-Boiler, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DerekMorgan, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

atone315, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Jonathan2291
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jonathan2291, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Sweffin, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of thebigbambino
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thebigbambino, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of nleaders
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of MCain04
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

MCain04, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Strangeclouds
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Strangeclouds, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of gueuzer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

App- Reddish amber with a minimal head but great lacing. Constant spider legs down the glass.

Sm- Piney hops backed by caramel and a little heat.

Ta- Powerhouse of grapefruit, pine resin, caramel and more pine resin. Intense, but in a good way. Booze is there, but not in the forefront.

Ov- I like the slightly more roasted character that this has as compared to other DIPA. Excellent, excellent beer.

gueuzer, Sep 22, 2011
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,596 ratings.