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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

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 1,502
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 191
Gots: 266 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Finatic, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Butchnasty, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at irish pol in philly

Pours a clear golden copper color, nice layering of white head, filmy retention, curtains of lacing everywhere.

One-two punch of staunch hops and sweet malt in the nose, pine and caramel with bitterness and a kick of alcohol.

Intensely bitter up front with a smack of grapefruit and citrus rind. Touches of pine bitterness, light fruit sweetness as well. Impressive caramel malt backbone, sweet and burly underneath the hop attack. Finishes bitter, dry, and boozy.

Fuller medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and tingly on the palate. Drinks nice despite the high abv, great example of balance between extreme hops and malt.

xnicknj, Sep 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

pottergator, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BillRoth, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jamiekimble, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mlklein27, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer, so I normally don't drink too much at one time. Clear sparkling amber when served, I picked up on a motley crew of aromas: stomped summer grass that the cat rolled in, with low pine dangling over. Strong medium to full mouthfeel, the malts are present, but so are the hops. I find this one just a bit hot. Enjoyable, but know when to stop.

PatandDavid, Jul 02, 2005
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

beernads, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BobMessina, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

meaghan2k, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

furthurgone, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CoryR, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

headyhopzhead, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of nukem5
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a creamy smooth capped amber color, with the head sticking in there till the end. Some small lacing noted.

S: Aroma is of Hops ,Hops ,Hops.Nice citrusy grapefruity hops and yet sweetened by malts to a small balance.

T: The taste is a Hops explosion in your mouth with a slightly malty background.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth rich creamy and of medium body with good legs down glass.

O: Overall a great beer and the hit of dinner, I like everything about this beer except needed more balance with malts. IMO Thanks Great Divide

nukem5, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Herky21, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking clear copper color with a thick white head on top. The lacing was sticky on this brew. The smell of the beer was hoppy, full of citrus and pine notes on the nose. The taste of the beer had a good amount of pine like bitterness with some fruity citrus flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty good, it was nicely carbonated with a light oily feel to it. Overall this brew was pretty good, I would buy it again.

Knapp85, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Tom-Peters, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Joestradamus91, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, no freshness date

Pours a fairly vibrant amber color with almost two fingers of light tan head that sticks around a rather long time. Aroma is pretty good. Pine and citrus hops are initially dominant but then malts come a bit more the to forefront. There is a rather large malt presence for a DIPA with a fair amount of caramel and a bit of sweetness. There is also a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Taste is very reminiscent of the aroma with a good american hop presence. The malt flavor seems a bit more restrained than the aroma. The malt character that is there is caramel but very much in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty good with a medium body and moderate+ carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good as well. The alcohol presence is restrained given the 9.1% ABV. Overall I found this rather enjoyable but it seemed to have a touch too much body and a bit too much caramel malt character.

mnj21655, Jan 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dubmax, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

alva7172, Sep 23, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.