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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

3,446 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,446
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 211 | 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%

TonyTalon, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

KAF, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

chcfan, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A- pours a dark amber color... haziness in the glass. Sediment appearing, shows its not to fresh... big white head... quickly dissolves to a thin ring on the beer... wavy lacing to the glass

S- hop resin, piney sap smack, grassyness, buttery malt

T- piney resin, sweet buttery malt,

M- smooth and kind of creamy, medium body ... moderate carbonation ... hoppy ending for a lingering upon minutes on the tongue and mouth

O- this is good but I wish I had a fresh bottle to review... I can see where it would take off but this bottle falls short due to age... overall though with age, still holds it own for a DIPA

warrenout330, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SargeC, Jan 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

RBuckley73, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Dizzy242, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BlackWolfsburg, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerForMuscle, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jfcaa193, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

CellarGimp, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jstone80, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Paccamacca, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jdense, Apr 12, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Mark5252, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

EJJ1848, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

whatthehull, Feb 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lilnicky068, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerOps, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

KyleFredricks, Sep 09, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,446 ratings.