1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,739 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,739
Reviews: 1,531
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 214
Gots: 356 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

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: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,739 | Reviews: 1,531
Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dcerdman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of AylwinForbes
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's so hard to put numbers on these beers. At this level, they are all good. Pale amber, slight haze and fairly thin head with a little lacing. Impressive hop aroma greets the nose; on the palate, the alcohol is evident but there is a nice balancing citrus and a hint of butterscotch. Smooth and concentrated, it rewards sipping.

We thought it a bit like Dreadnaught but a lot cheaper at the price.

Photo of Bustersuess
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ronn
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ne0m00re
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle (dated Feb 8, 2010) into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Dark amber with yellow hues, it poured with a big fluffy cream head that stuck around.
S: Earthy grapefruit hops, floral citrus over caramel sweet bread. This is a very inviting aroma.
T: Resiny fresh hops burn in the back of a sweet bread caramel candied oranges. It's a slow burn with the hops and the bitterness resides like citrus pine.
M: Somewhat syrupy, frothy, and smooth.
D: Pretty good. I'd only want to have two bottles in a row, though.

Photo of estevan1024
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ThrashMaster
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MikeLenehan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of GbVDave
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a cloudy, dark-gold. Some suspended floaties. Small, tight, one-finger head that leaves a lot of lace behind.

S: Pine, grapefruit, and caramel dominate. Also noticed was a hint of toasted malt and apple. Smells slightly boozy as it warms.

T: Huge pine and grapefruit hops that taste like they've been drizzled with caramel sauce. Some sweet and tangy apple as well. Some alcohol heat as it reaches proper temp.

M: Peppery and spicy throughout. Juicy and sweet in the finish yet it never loses it's zingy edge.

D: Very nice and easy to drink.

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of pmangold
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gungoat
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of supaadam
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of aranton
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of hlatimer266
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gusman61
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Samber79
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,739 ratings.