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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

3,368 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,368
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 192 | 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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SargeC

Japan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance: Deep golden color with a golden-white head.

Smell: Good hop presence, touch of alcohol.

Taste: Good initial hop blast. It provides a good bite to work along with the strong malt backbone of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. It has a sticky quality to it.

Drinkablity: This is a good brew. Powerful, yet balanced.

01-12-2008 22:06:19 | More by SargeC
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miadw3

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-01-2013 02:08:12 | More by miadw3
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2011 02:06:00 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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RBuckley73

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2014 23:21:55 | More by RBuckley73
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2013 13:21:46 | More by Dizzy242
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BlackWolfsburg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2011 02:56:09 | More by BlackWolfsburg
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-01-2014 02:37:09 | More by BeerForMuscle
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-15-2012 01:17:00 | More by jfcaa193
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-14-2013 18:50:54 | More by mythaeus
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CellarGimp

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2011 19:40:59 | More by CellarGimp
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jstone80

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-09-2014 21:17:24 | More by jstone80
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 05:16:55 | More by LSUPT
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 17:00:23 | More by Paccamacca
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%

22 oz bomber from local birding and beer emporium into Kapittel chalice.

Cloudy copper/orange body under one finger quickly dissipating white head with minimal lacing. Cookie malt and flowery hops in the nose. Nice sweetish hop/malt balance upfront, with a resiny finish and lively mouthfeel Alcohol is pretty well hidden, and this appears to be pretty drinkable despite the ABV. A pleasant surprise.

04-12-2009 00:24:54 | More by jdense
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2012 22:15:27 | More by Mark5252
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 21:28:29 | More by EJJ1848
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whatthehull

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Voice Noted

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - red, orange sunset no head and minimal lacing

S - malt, yeast, lots of floral and citrus maybe even some melon rind

T - very soapy and floral up front. Nice fluffy citrus and sweet earthy malt backbone a tad of oak and a bit of pine and the flavor hangs around and the alcohol comes out with some nice yeast

M - fluffy and carbonated up front and cakes the mouth for a while at the end. Lots of bitter

D - Big, yet fluffy, bitter, yet sweet and coats the mouth with awesomeness

Final thought - If you like big hops and malt this one is a must

02-24-2011 04:30:36 | More by whatthehull
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2013 04:18:40 | More by lilnicky068
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2012 02:20:21 | More by BeerOps
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2012 22:58:31 | More by pearljam118
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KyleFredricks


4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-09-2012 01:58:03 | More by KyleFredricks
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pioppo

Italy

4/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Amber coloured. A light beige foam, so fine and persistent.

S - Resinous (pine) and herbaceous by hop. Also citric. There is also the smell of caramel malt.

T - The bitterness is huge!! So the hop remains a lot in the aftertaste!!

M - Dry with a medium body. Anyway the preponderance of bitter is balanced in part by malt and alcohool, so the effect is not of an unbalanced beer..

D - Although 10% it's a drinkable beer and the very high level of bitterness doesn't tire!!

01-26-2011 12:39:27 | More by pioppo
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-28-2014 03:31:04 | More by SuperHop18
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-28-2011 02:21:39 | More by Amp
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2012 20:37:33 | More by mcsauter82
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,368 ratings.