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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,587 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,587
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 188
Gots: 255 | 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)
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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
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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, Sunday at 02:36 AM
Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

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

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

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

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

BradAleFlow, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SLUGLIFE, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BigRedGator, Apr 05, 2013
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,587 ratings.