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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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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-26-2014 02:25:50 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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gwiedman1

New York

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-23-2014 00:52:39 | More by gwiedman1
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mstrcrwly

New York

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-21-2013 06:01:52 | More by mstrcrwly
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BMos

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-03-2014 20:34:22 | More by BMos
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-21-2014 03:34:21 | More by BigGingDrinker
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-28-2014 21:16:04 | More by nkelley77
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johnhenryconway


3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-19-2011 05:14:18 | More by johnhenryconway
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-25-2012 03:56:21 | More by durlta
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-04-2012 20:30:33 | More by redfox405
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BltByKrmn

New York

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-29-2013 22:08:52 | More by BltByKrmn
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-25-2011 13:59:13 | More by jenray
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Domvan

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-29-2014 02:33:17 | More by Domvan
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-26-2014 05:49:28 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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Tackle42

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-08-2012 01:35:19 | More by Tackle42
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towlea25

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-08-2012 02:35:17 | More by towlea25
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TimH


3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-19-2012 17:54:28 | More by TimH
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-23-2011 17:10:14 | More by victory4me
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-07-2013 15:45:21 | More by thegerm87
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-28-2013 21:01:45 | More by redleg411
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-13-2012 17:29:42 | More by ajs4bd
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-16-2014 21:13:07 | More by Hrdqore
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -26.6%

Served at about 36F from a 12 oz amber bottle.

Poured thickly with a modest head leaving a very nice sheet of lacing on the sides. Looks dark amber and cloudy, can't see through it. Floaty bits there too.

Aroma is balanced with hops and malt.

First taste is a wallop of flavor, rich maltiness, strong bitterness, with a very sweet finish, followed by lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is interesting, very distinctly different flavors and feel on different parts of the tongue, variously sweet, creamy, bitter, astringent, effervescent.

The beer is drinkable, but this is a strong beer and it would be hard to go through bottle after bottle. Plus, as it warms it loses its balance, and flavor seems to get a bit vegetative. I won't bother buying it again.

02-18-2007 02:51:40 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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rightbrained

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -26.6%

I really wanted to like this. I like Great Divide, especially the Yeti and Fresh Hop. This one fell short for me.

A: Nice amber color and a bit murky, not much of a head. Looked appealing.

S: Smells like potato chips. You heard me. Potato chips. Did I get a bad bottle? Dunno, but I wasn't that impressed with the smell here. Sorry guys. My wife left me to the bottle (not that I was complaining @ ~10% ABV)

T: Not too bad, but not great. I was expecting more, but I'm not a fan of IPA's that taste like grain more than hops. I like hops if I'm drinking an IPA (double or not), and I didn't get them here. Reminded me a bit of the Great Divide Pale Ale I had on tap in Denver (not what I expected from a Pale, either. In fact the GD guys admitted that most people are expecting different taste based on the name). I think Hercules is just as misleading.

Maybe I didn't know what to expect from a "double IPA", but what I do know is that this is not what I expected, and not what I would get again when other choices are available.

M: Maybe a little more viscous than your typical ale. Again, not blown away.

O: Ah GD, how I love thee, but this just fell short. Especially at this price point. I know you call hoppy IPA's "west coast" IPA's, but if that's what people come to expect (as you admit yourself), then don't feel bad when our expectations fall short of your claims.

10-26-2011 07:37:38 | More by rightbrained
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HopEnthusiast

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -26.2%

This brew pours a deep amber with a thick, caramel colored head. Good lacing down the side of my tulip glass as the beer is consumed. Has the smell of a strong and sweet floral hop and malt smells are very apparent, very nice. The taste has a great deal of roasted malts, almost to the point where it's sweet and bready. This pays a solid compliment to the very apparent floral hop blend presence - nicely balance bitter and sweetness. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied, slightly bitter, as there is a strong aftertaste to each sip.

03-10-2009 21:40:46 | More by HopEnthusiast
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claspada

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -26.2%

Aromas of citrus and resiny pine and herbal/vegetal hops. A smorgasbord of greenery here. A little bready and caramel maltiness, but not much.
The taste unfortunately follows the nose with the hops blasting your tastebuds, not balanced at all like I enjoyed my DIPAs. All hops here, extreme Simcoe and citrus hops are on show here which is pleasant for some, but not me. There almost should be a separate category of beers called Imperial IPA and Double IPA with one being balanced hops and malts and one having just a bunch of alcohol and bitterness (as is presented here). Too much alcohol and bitterness to be enjoyed for my taste buds.

03-12-2011 04:59:31 | More by claspada
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,368 ratings.