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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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3,426 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,426
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 178
Gots: 207 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ruckus232, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of creamy golden yellow head, body is a clear bronze amber, nearly the color of a penny. Very nice lacing left throughout the session.

Smell - Pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, vanilla carmels, smells very tropical and sweet.

Taste - Begins with tropical fruitskins and grapefruit, a little bit of ripe plum, then quickly to grapefruit pith and some pine, then into the finish there is a touch of pepper and rye spiciness, with bittering dry fruit pits. along for the entire ride is a strong carmel backbone which finally drops off to enhance the dry and bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, the flavors are nearly syrupy and coat the mouth, a smooth lower carb provides just a bit of cleansing that ushers in the dry and bitter mouthfeel in the finish. Very drinkable and smooth.There is a little bit of alcohol heat through the sip which picks up a bit between sips.

Overall - A very complex and flavorful DIPA, balance is good but doesn't hide the alcohol as well as some others, this is the only downside to this beer. A very good DIPA but you're going to get a little alcohol heat with this one.

blackcompg, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Love this in a bottle and on draft; pre-conceived notions of flavor; light head; significant lacing; exceptional bitter citrus on the nose; light lemon grapefruit notes too; the beer is very hop-forward, but retains good beer balance; a little nutty malted flavor here; easy on the mouth; could drink this all day; one of the boozier beers that hides his ABV content extremely well.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 11, 2012
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Houser, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

soulkeeper1369, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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ACY73, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

fredmugs, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of jhadler
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%

One of my favorite double IPA's and pick one up every time I see it in the store.

Bronze color with nice lacing pretty clear.

biscuit, light molasses, light hops, butter, and a hint of whiskey and crisp flavor at finish.

Serving type: big bottle

Bottle Design: 8/10

jhadler, Nov 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gtg642, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hlatimer266, Oct 26, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,426 ratings.