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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

3,596 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,596
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 190
Gots: 263 | 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%

TychoNDC, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jroberts8811, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

PalatePilot, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

jw1978, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

alexsergio, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a nonic. Bottled August 05 2010.

Body is amber with some golden hues. Quarter inch of white head that retains quite well.

In the nose I get toffee, some barleywine like fruity esters. Not too much in the way of hops.

The tastes has toffee, a touch of tootsie rolls, and barleywine like fruity esters (figs/plumbs/raisins). The hops bring out some apricots, peaches and pine, but the malt here steals the show. Nutty and bitter finish lingers. Really strong and in your face brew.

The mouthfeel is full bodied and nicely carbonated. Bordering on barleywine thickness, but not quite.

So yeah, this is basically a hoppy barleywine. Don't try it expecting a true DIPA, because that's not what you are gonna get. It was pretty good though.

billshmeinke, Oct 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jason1010, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gww1864, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

pdxbeerdrinker, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BHopp12, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this is a deep cloudy amber with a head that wont quit. Its big and frothy and has been in my glass since it was at the top. (it is now the bottom)

S - Strong piney hops with a citrus zest kick up the nose hairs on this one. The background of alcohol is there but not overpowering. It is pleasant and smooth.

T - The dominate hops are being swirled around by some sweet caramely malts that make for one hell of a balance.

M - Thick and creamy. very viscous. The full body equally matches the flavor characters.

D - If it wasnt for the high ABV% on this it is one of the best DIPAs out there.

quasimoto, Apr 01, 2006
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled stein. Best before date: 15/11/10.

Hercules is a slightly hazy orange-copper beer with an intense aroma of hops. It has an elegant aroma of pineapple, grass, orange zest and melon.

The bitterness is assertive, as expected, and the palate is semi-sweet with a malty center holding the tropical profile of this beer.

Pinneaple, peach and grass are evident eventually developing other nuances as it warms up, such as lemon and grapefruit notes.

It hides the alcohol extremely well, but the sweetness also hinders the bitterness leaving you with a bitter-sweet finish (literally) with a long lasting, almost meditational, aftertaste.

Cliffnotes: High bitterness. Peach, grass, melon and pineapple on the nose and tongue. Sweeter than other examples of DIPAs. Alcohol not noticeable. full bodied.

endovelico, Apr 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cmannes, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,596 ratings.