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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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3,278 Ratings

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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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Photo of Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper-orange, with a moderate off-white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving very little lacing. A bit hazy in the pour.

Aroma is a powerful hop nose, piney wiht a bit of caramel inthe background.

The taste isall about hops...beginning, middle, and end, finishes extremely bitter. Lots of pine, grapefruit and other citrus. I would like a bit more malt to counter the hops.

Moderate carbonation and medium body.

i prefer my double ipa's to be a little more balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2005 02:08:04 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-14-2011 14:51:01 | More by jam354
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3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice dark rusty pour with a nice thick head. Lacing was thick and lasted. Smell of citrus, especially grapefruit and floral. Flavor is lightly bitter with citrus flavor. A good brew. Especially great if you make it to Great Divide in Denver and get to enjoy it on tap. Great place!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 19:04:18 | More by iabeerbaron
Photo of Rickyd

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-17-2012 20:47:16 | More by Rickyd
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-13-2013 04:29:05 | More by Methical
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-03-2014 01:47:49 | More by Aprice34
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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Awesome maple syrupy color. Very light head that leaves almost no lacing on top.

S: Pears and lemons dominate it for me.

T: Sweet, followed by mellow hops, then piney at the end. Wow.

M: Feels like nice full milk on the mouth. Very smooth

D: It goes down very smooth

Overall, a great beer that is very drinkable. I love this beer, as it is very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 00:17:02 | More by wardough
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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber orange with a very nice rocky head and lacing that tells a story down the pint glass.

S - Hops and sweetness in the nose, very pleasing aroma.

T - Nice floral hops in this beer, with a nice malt backbone. Well balanced and not at all alcoholic despite the ABV.

M - Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and resinous. good for this style though.

D - Personally for me a very balanced drinkable example of the style. Clean tasting american DIPA that would please any connisouer of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 16:20:20 | More by BravoTwo
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3.05/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 21:40:46 | More by HopEnthusiast
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

12-22-2012 17:59:09 | More by HomerS
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-04-2011 18:14:16 | More by futura123
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-21-2014 08:42:20 | More by hipboy221
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-03-2013 04:42:11 | More by TYLY22
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-12-2014 21:26:17 | More by ChristianT
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a nice, cloudy pumpkin orange with a nice, dense foamy head that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Nice, light piney floral hop aroma.

Taste: Big, dense ultra-hoppy flavor. Very nutty, piney and floral. I would never have guessed this brew is 9.1%, it is hidden exceptionally well.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied brew with a nice level of carbonation. Foams up a bit too quickly in the mouth, but otherwise very nice.

Drinkability: This 22 will not last long and, considering the ABV, it goes down easy, maybe too easy... :)

I had Great Divide's Fresh Hop Pale Ale and loved it so I decided to try this one and I am very glad I did! If you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2005 03:03:58 | More by jamesdergen
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA pours a brilliant copper amber hue. It has a creamy tan head that tops the brew, and remains throughout most the drink. The smell is strongly hopped, and the taste offers an exceptionally huge dose of hops from beginning to end. Mouthfeel is moderately thick with a slight bitter aftertaste. If you like strong beers, this drinks real easy and at least one should be tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 05:54:41 | More by AMo
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-13-2012 23:07:43 | More by brewbaker
Photo of hippityhops85


4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First review here so I'll try to do this baby justice:

Sight: Great golden overlay deep ambers, the head is thick and sustained. Very delicate lacing.

Nose: I'm talking grapefruit here. The hops are very seducing. Slight hints of deep woods.

Taste: SLAM! The taste is what sells this beer. It is out of this world good. Probably the best dIPA I have encountered (though am I by no means a veteran) You can taste the ABV IMO and it adds a great finish to the sip. The hops are out of control and I'm loving it.

Feel: Like the others said, the carbonation is perfect for this brew, apparent but not overwhelming. The brew is bordering on the "thick" side but it skirts it quite well.

All in All an excellent beer for the $$. I would buy it again except I bought the last one at my store

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 23:22:22 | More by hippityhops85
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-18-2013 03:48:47 | More by ChrisCBeets
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-25-2013 02:42:12 | More by acjones
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-05-2013 03:52:20 | More by JonathanC
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-29-2014 21:48:41 | More by Steve_Gonz
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4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

A: Decent lacing a very cloudy amber/copper color with lots of sediment floating around.

S: Wow, a great hard hitting pine forest of hops. Hits hard and strong with a little alcohol in the background. A superb smell.

T: Nice and harshly hopped the way I like. A good malt backbone balances out the hop attack. Lots of piney hops again, chewy with hop resin. A little syrupy but feels like a liquid hop which I have nooo problem with.

M: A bit overcarbonated for my taste, but only bc I can feel the bubbles. Heavy mouthfeel with a good hoppy dry finish. Very nice.

D: Man, its 9.1%? Bullshit. Wow this beer may catch up with me. A superb job of balance between hops and malt makes me drink this fairly fast. I really think I can drink this all night long. But really dont want to try. Great job.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 06:38:04 | More by KyleVick4
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's so hard to put numbers on these beers. At this level, they are all good. Pale amber, slight haze and fairly thin head with a little lacing. Impressive hop aroma greets the nose; on the palate, the alcohol is evident but there is a nice balancing citrus and a hint of butterscotch. Smooth and concentrated, it rewards sipping.

We thought it a bit like Dreadnaught but a lot cheaper at the price.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 04:04:18 | More by AylwinForbes
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-18-2014 00:20:21 | More by brewlover517
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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