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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

3,261 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,261
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 162
Gots: 167 | 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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Ratings: 3,261 | Reviews: 1,482 | Display Reviews Only:
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Theorganizer81

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2012 18:11:25 | More by Theorganizer81
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2012 17:10:36 | More by HopBrain
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Btr73


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2012 00:43:42 | More by Btr73
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 22:58:49 | More by syntheticwings
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-08-2012 22:19:19 | More by Stinger80OH
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TallGuyCM

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 09:06:28 | More by TallGuyCM
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maltlikker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2012 22:51:44 | More by maltlikker
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miked563

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2012 01:43:01 | More by miked563
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En29356

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-04-2012 21:06:37 | More by En29356
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danipp

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-04-2012 20:57:59 | More by danipp
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-03-2012 17:50:47 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-03-2012 03:31:30 | More by oldvines
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-01-2012 23:02:21 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-01-2012 12:33:12 | More by TequilaTom
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2012 18:27:42 | More by larbush
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-30-2012 04:32:04 | More by ms11781
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-29-2012 20:23:41 | More by sammo
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-28-2012 02:06:52 | More by gradergator
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice looking, hazy amber gold. A boozy white finger of head settles to a collar that lasts through the last drop.

The nose is pretty basic... burnt sugars, subtle citrus, leafy hops, pretty clean with minimal booze.

Oh, there's the booze. Not too overpowering but I can see how this may be a deterrent for some. Sharp citrus underscored by bits of pine. Nothing groundbreaking.

A bit harsh on the tongue, even for a big IIPA. This does have about 4 months on it though... to be fair. Will review a fresher bottle sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 03:49:10 | More by yamar68
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DreaminBeer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-26-2012 17:26:35 | More by DreaminBeer
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-25-2012 02:30:42 | More by Jordanbryan10
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-24-2012 20:07:49 | More by GennyCreamAle
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-24-2012 12:00:09 | More by brendaniel
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RCK86

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a translucent deep caramel with some auburn notes into my Victory tulip. Fairly effervescent with a thick light caramel head that dissipates quickly (less than a minute) and leaves lacing about half as high as the head was.

S: Sweet and hoppy with some orange-y notes. Alcohol comes in at the end, but only faintly.

T: Quite hoppy, but not in an overpowering way. The citrus in the smell didn't really come through in the taste as much as I was expecting. There's a smokey note in here as well, but it took me a few sips to pick up on it. Maybe I've trained my taste buds to ignore booze, but I barely tasted any alcohol here; it only registers in finish, and certainly not in the way most 10%-ers do. The sweetness hits you a second or two after you finish your sip and stays with you for a while.

M: Oh, man is this stuff smooth. Wow. Goes down easier than about any beer I've ever tried--certainly easier than anything of similar gravity and style. The brew coats your tongue and lingers in the same way as scotch or bourbon.

O: Awesome stuff. So, so, so smooth. I can't stress that aspect enough. But for the buzz I had after one glass, I'd have had no idea I was drinking a 10%-er. I could session this, no joke. I'll be recommending this one to friends who want to try a "bigger" beer but aren't ready for some of the more overtly alcoholic offerings out there. That's not AT ALL to say that this is a "rookie" beer, though. It's quite complex and includes a lot of flavor notes that I can't properly articulate. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 18:18:00 | More by RCK86
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Kromes

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A clear copper color with a thick tan colored head that laces the sides of the glass.

S: Toasted malt and pine and fruity hop aroma.

T: The toasted malt is apparent up front and then the pine hops and alcohol kick in. Finishes a little bitter and peppery from the alcohol.

M: Medium body and peppery, dry and warm from the alcohol.

O: A really good double IPA. Recommend picking up if you like bitter hop.

Serving type: growler

06-22-2012 18:50:51 | More by Kromes
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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