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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
92
outstanding

3,440 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,440
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 209 | 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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5/5  rDev +21.1%

MorganH, Dec 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

rabiddawg, May 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

hippityhophead24, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent beer in my opinion. I love the taste of this one, and the hops are outstanding. The abv will get you if you're not careful. Hercules is definitely worth a try.

There are plenty of advanced reviews on this beer if you want to learn more.

niner9, Sep 11, 2009
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Billz187, Jun 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

cowboy83, Aug 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BroJohn for lugging this all the way to Japan.

A - Clear amber body with tight white head.
S - Lemon, orange zest and othe citrus aromas.
T - Tight juicy orange pureness. The malt seems to be the sturdy hub which keeps the alcohol and bitterness in alignment. Crisp, the malty sweetness is there, but is tightly wrapped into the rest of the beer.
M - Mild integration, alcohol is well balanced
D - This beer is blessed with huge bitterness, but it is well integrated with the rest of the beer.

Naerhu, May 26, 2006
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

lakersfan16, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

PopnLoads, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The icon. The measuring stick. The ideal to which all DIPAs must be compared. Balance, balance, balance. Hoppy, malty, yeasty, an aroma to die for. I hate the funkiness of Simcoe hops - none apparent here. I don't care for the onion / garlic overtones of Summit hops - none apparent here. What's here is an intense hop profile with 10% ABV that's so earthy, so balanced, so nuanced, that you really have to exercise some restraint to not forget what a kick in he backside you're enjoying. I've never had Heady Topper or either of the Plinys - they're on my "Ice Bucket" List. I'll try them when I get the chance but I'll be shocked, really shocked, if they measure up to Hercules, according to my palate. This is as good as it gets.

DeanWormer, May 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

JMCrocker, Apr 27, 2013
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tbeq00, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

CornellAquired, Dec 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

cmoscarell, Dec 05, 2013
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,440 ratings.