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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

3,365 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,365
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 190 | 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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Doug22522


4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-01-2014 02:54:22 | More by Doug22522
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Very amber in color, with a medium head. Limited lace.

Aroma is delectable and amazing. I get pine resin, citrus, and pineapple. Otherworldly.

Hops presence upon tasting is heavy on the tongue, even peppery and pungent. There's a thick and malty backbone in there, but the bitter hoppiness is omnipresent. A fine imperial IPA.

07-08-2011 03:55:16 | More by secondtooth
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dorne29


4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2014 20:53:27 | More by dorne29
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Creeval

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-04-2014 00:46:33 | More by Creeval
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Dduquette

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-28-2013 00:10:33 | More by Dduquette
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-20-2012 12:44:07 | More by hiphopj5
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warpig372

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2014 04:24:45 | More by warpig372
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-24-2013 22:06:40 | More by kwa357
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hoppy91

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 01:30:01 | More by hoppy91
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-06-2012 21:35:56 | More by GFish
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Cee-Poe

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-13-2013 22:55:13 | More by Cee-Poe
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GeorgeH

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-13-2013 02:40:32 | More by GeorgeH
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-26-2012 12:57:49 | More by ninner00
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brandoneast

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Hercules pours deep orange with golden highlights and displays a massively stacked two-finger ecru head, leaving a spider web of lacing. Aroma is highly piney oiled hops, toasted nuts, and pineapple. Taste is sweet and quite earthy with strong grapefruit at the beginning then gooey hops lingering through each sip. The malt and hop flavors impeccably balance and last long enough to be complex. Malt side compliments its hop side. One of my favorite DIPAs I've ever had.

08-02-2008 06:24:30 | More by brandoneast
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humpty1602

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-07-2014 00:20:29 | More by humpty1602
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-24-2013 21:10:49 | More by Immortal6pack
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Franchise

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

This double IPA pours a caramel color and leaves a thin tan lace that sticks to the side of the glass. The smell is fantastic, some great hoppy, floural, citrus, apple, and pine essence all comes out. The taste of this beer is great, "a hop packed punch". This beer is great all the flavors I expected on my palate just come out lemon, citrus, floural, hops, even some sweetness honey is what I'm tasting. This beer is well crafted, I would consider pairing this with some lemon chicken and sauteed asparagus it would really bring out the the citrus flavors in the beer.

11-19-2005 23:41:44 | More by Franchise
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jeddis1

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2012 02:57:15 | More by jeddis1
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ALSAIL

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2014 07:59:48 | More by ALSAIL
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Chilly_E

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2014 18:27:06 | More by Chilly_E
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Juli4n

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-25-2012 23:43:04 | More by Juli4n
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Pours a clear golden orange with a small white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

Smells of big juicy hops. Notes of grapefruit, pine, with a caramel malt sweetness over it.

Tastes of the malt sweetness with the hop flavor coming in full force. Malt is big and sweet with notes of caramel and toffee prevailing. Hops have the citrus and pine resin notes that give a big bitterness to make you forget about the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is full and has a creamy, smooth amount of carbonation.

03-21-2010 02:18:39 | More by ocelot2500
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-28-2014 10:22:22 | More by thegrimone
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TexIndy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on date on 10/19/10. Been trying to get fresher but that's about the best I can seem to do here in Dallas. Was a slightly hazy copper color. Great carb streams from the etching. It had a large fluffy white head that slowly settled into a thick collar and thin foam cap. Great slow sliding lace with good amount sticking.

The aroma was awesome. Great mix of pine, grapefruit and orange, and caramel malt. You can smell the underlying bitterness but it's tempered by the malt. The taste is also excellent with a citric hop that builds to a piney bitter finish that is balanced throughout with the caramel malt. This one has a good dose of bitter but the malt balances well so it's never too much. There is a delayed heavy bitter very late in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Good carb levels.

Overall, an excellent ADIPA. It's been a few years since I had it as I have been waiting to get something near fresh. Glad I finally found one close enough. I remember last time I had it thinking that it was too bitter but my palate has really changed over the past 18 months so this one is now right in my sweet spot when I want a bitter bite. Highly recommend. Avail here in TX. Rotation - now that I've tried it again, it will be in heavy rotation while fresh. [H;Y]

12-14-2010 02:24:35 | More by TexIndy
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,365 ratings.