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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

3,278 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,278
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 165
Gots: 168 | 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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ejohnson654

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-04-2014 23:58:46 | More by ejohnson654
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swaghawk

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2012 05:19:06 | More by swaghawk
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anaids

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-08-2013 20:35:46 | More by anaids
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evanackerman

Minnesota

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

WOW!! For a beer with this ABV it sure goes down smooth. Smoothness is the main characteristic i noted with this beer. I hadd a 22 oz. bottle and drank it way faster than i should have simply because it went down so easy and tasted so delicious. The only reason i rated the drinkability 4 rather than 5 is because of the high ABV, one is enough.

beautiful appearance, great taste, a hop-lover's dream come true! great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2005 22:21:08 | More by evanackerman
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 17:37:12 | More by paulmcm
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-23-2012 18:49:43 | More by cmannes
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-10-2012 02:07:51 | More by poopsmitherson
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Rich copper, rich deep color. Golden yellow head, pours really nice.

S - A little flat a hint of sour, but pretty flat.

T - Rich, burnt sugar, carmel, mildly hoppy.

M - Round, supple, full, a large round total mouth coating.

A deep, rich copper, round and supple Double IPA. The 10.0 ABV can catch up on you if you are not paying attention (...like the 3rd or 4th beer in). All good, a nice Double IPA to finish a meal with.

Keep a few around, not your everyday go to, but a nice night cap.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:29:53 | More by BrokenStones
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Stevotex

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-15-2014 00:12:38 | More by Stevotex
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-12-2014 12:42:25 | More by SpartyJoe
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-16-2013 22:04:17 | More by blt2646
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Neehan

North Carolina

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

The pour was a bright, light copper with a semi-thick head. Unfiltered appearance with floating particles. The head thins but remains solid and constant throughout, some clinging to glass. Very citrusy smell with the sweetness of honey combined with burning, bitter hops. Mmm mmm. The taste is also nice with a strong taste of grapefruit and other citruses with enough malts to prevent overwhelming. With so much going on with this beer, the mouthfeel is still light and smooth mixed with hop stings. Very drinkable for such a big-boy, with the grapefruit flavor being the only thing keeping you from pounding away. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 03:23:32 | More by Neehan
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ryrust5301

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Orange cooper color with golen highlights

Smell - Sweet caramel malts, and citrusy hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Very slick and sweet while maintaining the hop bitterness. Toffee and caramel malts, which gives it almost a candied feel. Piney citrus hops balances this one out masterfully.

Drinkability - Like my Double IPA's to be a little more hoppy than sweet, but it's definitely being nitpicky. Respect this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 04:05:24 | More by ryrust5301
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cgentzkow

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-08-2013 03:21:17 | More by cgentzkow
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Sarunas7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-11-2012 05:49:42 | More by Sarunas7
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ONN8

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-24-2011 22:25:53 | More by ONN8
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JohnLynch


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-30-2012 05:48:29 | More by JohnLynch
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Jessenimmo

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-10-2013 21:59:08 | More by Jessenimmo
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Turney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2013 23:16:01 | More by Turney
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-10-2012 16:27:54 | More by jlove5
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-12-2013 03:54:04 | More by jjwisenheimer
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-24-2014 14:56:54 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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humpty1602

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-07-2012 23:27:30 | More by datphoo
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2013 14:05:27 | More by Nobcefus
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,278 ratings.