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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

3,426 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,426
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 178
Gots: 207 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Barnsley
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Naes
4.13/5  rDev 0%

This DIPA pours out a dark orange, almost brown. The head is a tall frothy layer of off white foam.
Aroma is of piney hops.
The flavor is of hops all the way, though it is most bitter in the finish. There is also a slight malt character throughout the entire sip. Some ripe fruit as well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Naes, Nov 13, 2005
Photo of sneezye
4.5/5  rDev +9%

sneezye, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

I had this on tap at First Street Draught House. It was served in a snifter.

A-A nice amber with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

S-Hoppy and slightly fruity.

T-Very hop forward of course, citrussy, fruity, with some caramel malt in the finnish. It tasted more like an American Barelywine to me than a double ipa.

M-Thick and syrupy, which was great.

D-A sipper for sure.

Overall, this is another solid beer from a great brewery. However, to me, this drank more like a barleywine than a double ipa. I will drink this again in the future for sure.

thegodfather2701, Mar 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

mlefebvre7, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of roblowther
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

It looks reddish-gold in the glass, with tiny bubbles everywhere rising to form a dense, off-white rocky head. Smell? Hops. Hops, hops, hops, hops, hops. Not surprising for an IPA, I reckon (we do that in Texas). The taste is peppery and floral. Maybe a bit of pine in there somewhere. It is strongly hoppy but not overpowering. A maltiness comes on after the initial hop assault, then more hops but a more delicate, slightly astringent version. It has a warm, ale-like finish. Mouthfeel is dense and satisfying. Drinkability is very good for a double IPA. I say that because hops really aren't my thing but this one manages to deliver a lot of hops without just beating you senseless with them.

roblowther, Jan 04, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

jngrizzaffi, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

a0lbudman, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TonyY, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Bustersuess, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

corysmith01, Jul 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

uziangis, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of beerhan
3.55/5  rDev -14%

pours dark orange with a white head that sticks around for the ride. Smells syrupy with hints of the fruit section of a grocery store. Lots of fruits coming together. Tastes rather creamy with hints of spices it seems. Strong after bite. A very sticky beer. Liquid fine sand paper. Just sticks to everything. Way too damn boozy for a dipa. My second attempt at this beer and it is alright. Nothing to write home about but very good for a year round that would probably be more likely for me to purchase if I could not find something better or it was not almost fifteen a four pack.

beerhan, Oct 01, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle to a brandy snifter.
bottled 11/9/11

Pours a deep amber red, with burnt orange highlights. A big frothy 1 finger foamy head that slimes its way around the glass, exactly what i want from a DIPA. Big piny hops slam in the face, followed by big juicy citrus with a big sugary malt backbone. Citrus hops on the tongue, mango meets grapefruit, with a strong brown sugar follow up and a lemon meets aspirin bitter bite on the finish. This drinks exceptional, no way this is 10%?? Medium on the body, sugary and tart, bold hops with bitter finish, very creamy and smooth. This is a fantastic DIPA, the look is right the smell is right and damn the taste is right, cheers.

gabedivision, Dec 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jhillwastaken, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

guezarka, Apr 27, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

From notes.

A - pours a bright yet deep golden color with an enormous head of off white foam. Webs of lacing cling to the glass. Nice head retention.

S - simple but mouth watering aroma of big grapefuit hops and sweet caramel malts.

T - strong bitterness coats the mouth. Piney, grapefruit bitterness. Just huge amounts of it but there is enough malty sweetness to balance the extreme bitterness.

M - full bodied. Carb is really high.

D - not a bit of detectable alcohol make this incredibly drinkable ale dangerous. Solid brew all around.

Teleweizen2, Dec 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 11, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,426 ratings.