Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,635 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,635
Reviews: 1,508
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 198
Gots: 285 | 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%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of csiewert
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a orange amber color with small head that retains very well. Unfortunately it was poured to me in a just cleaned glass and ruined the aroma. The taste has a generous hop note with a good balance of malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is the biggest detractor with me feeling like I need to continuously lick the roof of my mouth. Overall I think you should definitely try it.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear vibrant copper with tangerine orange highlights. Small offwhite head that becomes a resin pool. Small sticky laces.

Fresh pungent hops: Grapefruit, floral, and herbal. sweet toasty caramel.

Sharp citrus, juicy grapefruit, spicy floral, fresh hops. Sweet caramel, nutty, light toastiness. Dank grapefruity bitterness. resinous mouth coating.

Sticky, dry, smooth, med bodied, perfectly carbonated.

Nice sturdy and balanced, but still hoppy as fuck. Great balanced DIPA that goes down well despite the 10% and loads of hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Luk13
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355 ml bottle @ Volo. Copper colored beer with an off-white to pale yellow head. Aroma is heavy, sappy pine hops. Taste is very much the same caramel with tons of pine bitterness. The label calls it hefty, and it is. Mouthfeel is almost gritty it's so bitter and it has almost no carbonation feel

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium burnt-orange with a thin yet frothy head. Aroma is almost all orangey hops, sweet mandarin oranges, bordering on syrupy. Good lacing all the way down.

Taste is strong and aggressive, lots of hops but with a strong enough malt base to handle it. Bready nature hits first, followed by the bitter citrus hops and both merge into the finish. Good light sweetness, plenty of smooth esters with some nuts and oil flavors. Aftertaste is dry and bitter but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy and slightly oily. No trace of its hefty alcohol content in the taste. A good job at handling both sides of the spectrum and far, far better balanced than the Titan, also by this brewery.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A very nice reddish golden color with a half finger white head.Lots of lacing on my glass.

S - A nice citrus hoppy smell with a lot of bitter hop smell plus some malt that smells like tea leaves.

T - A very bitter taste here but tastes good. Comes over a malty lead that has some sweetness to it.

M - Very smooth. Follows up the bitterness nicely by not being too csrbonated.

D - Makes you want more. A nice taste. Might be too hoppy for some non hopheads.

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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't find a freshness date...was I looking in the wrong place? Thanks to jdmek9 for this bomber. Poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy amber and copper with a small off-white head.
S: Bready malts, lots of yeast, a bit of floral hops that are taken over by malt notes for the most part. I'm not too impressed with the aroma yet!
T: Floral and earthy hops. Pine pulls through with a bit more warmth on the beer. Big bready malts still. Dark fruit, currant and fig. I'd like some more hop notes in my DIPAs, but this one is still good.
M: Medium mouthfeel leaves TONS of residuals. I love it!
D: Alcohol hides well on this one, but it isn't the first DIPA I'd go to.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a orange golden color that produced a fluffy white head that had good retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely

S - The aroma of this beer was caramel malts, toffee, and a mix of citrus and pine aroma that finished the beer off

T - The taste of this beer was right along with the nose, caramel and toffee up front, and citrus and pine tree hoppiness

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium, resiny body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - This beer was a great DIPA, if it was available none stop I would buy this beer nonstop

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,635 ratings.