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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

3,348 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 171
Gots: 187 | 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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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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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
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Triples

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

I've had two bottles of this and one was fantastic and the other was dumped without finishing. The former was purchased at Coasters in Indian Harbor Beach, FL. The latter was purchased at what I thought was a good beer and wine store, however the date on it indicated that it was bottled almost 1.5 years ago and I guess that makes all the difference.

05-08-2011 21:59:08 | More by Triples
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-06-2012 04:14:13 | More by tripledbrew
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2012 01:45:15 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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mbixler

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-16-2012 17:44:27 | More by mbixler
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-09-2014 16:26:52 | More by BeerNoobNC
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paulgarrison

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2013 17:31:28 | More by paulgarrison
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2013 18:12:22 | More by schopenhauerale
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halo3one

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-11-2014 20:00:55 | More by halo3one
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jshusc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-15-2014 18:22:47 | More by jshusc
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Big_V

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-30-2012 08:03:04 | More by Big_V
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-25-2013 22:13:14 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2011 00:58:40 | More by barnzy78
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-08-2011 08:19:42 | More by kornkid8600
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-28-2013 02:16:20 | More by mpayne5
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-09-2013 05:21:02 | More by Caleb
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SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-23-2013 06:55:28 | More by SGToliver
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sheikyerbouti

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

I had purchased this 22oz bottle after reading some favorable reviews here. The first thing I noticed when I cracked it, was the floral aroma. Very reminiscent of Anchor Liberty, but not as pronounced. The color was a reddish amber and was very translucent. After swirling the glass, I noticed how great this beer smelled. Citrusy, Cascade hops dominated the aroma. Mouth feel was very full, and overall, the beer reminded me of Dogfish 90 minute, but not as intense.

The best word to describe this beer is 'balanced'. Even with the high IBU rating, this beer was loaded with malt and was not overbearing in the least.

I would buy it again, even though it was an outrageous $7.50 for a 22 oz.

04-26-2007 21:35:46 | More by sheikyerbouti
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RickS95

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%

Out of the bottle comes an orangey copper pour. Not so much cloudy, but enough color that it's primarily opaque. The head is a slight off white color, though not as thick as I expected. It's lacks the meringue like peaks of other IPAs, as well as the retention. Still, the beer itself is a bit darker than others.

Not sure of the hop variety, but it's faint on citrus. Sure, it's there, but it's laid back. Pine is as well. The scents are nice, but you have to really get your nose in the snifter to get at them. For a DIPA, you get plenty of malt notes.

The ingredients are more aggressive on the taste buds than the olfactories. Very biscuity taste before the hops drop their pine notes. The bottles says it's got a peanuty taste, and it does as you approach the finish. Citric notes are there, but it's mostly the rind instead of the juice. A slightly different taste than other DIPAs.

Again, the feel is a bit different. It's got a savory buttery feel. Kind of oily from the hops, the buttery feel goes hand in hand with it. Unlike a PA or IPA which can scrape your palate clean, this kind of smothers it and doesn't let go. Full bodied. Very clean bitter finish. The strong alcohol finally makes a move in the swallow for lingering heat.

Pretty good double overall. I wish the nose was a bit stronger, but it made up for it with the taste. The alcohol is present, but never obliterates your palate or throat.

06-16-2014 02:25:35 | More by RickS95
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.