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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

3,363 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,363
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 190 | 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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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-31-2012 19:06:23 | More by mixed_master7
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-30-2012 20:53:06 | More by Tom-Peters
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MagillaGriller


4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-30-2012 16:24:45 | More by MagillaGriller
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-28-2012 00:26:55 | More by SLUGLIFE
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle to tulip. Pours a deep copper color with a small creamy looking head on top. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, toffee, a small hint of grassy hops. Flavor follows with mostly caramel malts, very sweet, and very little btiterness. Not much citrus like I like from my IPAs. Slick and sweet mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation. Overall I just don't get this one. Maybe I got an old bottle.

08-27-2012 20:12:35 | More by BMMillsy
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uawildcat

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-26-2012 19:37:45 | More by uawildcat
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zevans


4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-26-2012 03:43:07 | More by zevans
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ellswrth

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-25-2012 22:30:42 | More by ellswrth
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cnthix

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-25-2012 02:05:36 | More by cnthix
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rrfolk


4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-24-2012 21:53:08 | More by rrfolk
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12owls

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

08-23-2012 20:30:01 | More by 12owls
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krazybartender

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-23-2012 19:53:09 | More by krazybartender
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Mississippi

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a ruby color with lots of white head and lacing.

Smell is not as strongly hopped as I would like. Tangerine and honey are present. Slight notes of ripe fruit, such as banana, is also present.

Taste has lots of sweet malts up front. Little bit of citrus but not overpowering. Lots of nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Honey presence throughout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall this was nice. Not my favorite of the style. Lacking a little in the hops, but good.

08-21-2012 00:55:24 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2012 01:39:29 | More by johnyb
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2012 00:09:07 | More by elkinbrown
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-19-2012 23:57:58 | More by Robeerto89
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confusedidols

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-19-2012 19:26:32 | More by confusedidols
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carlitos92

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-19-2012 17:21:21 | More by carlitos92
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, herbal hops, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a malt finish. There is a fairly high hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but strong and pretty intense with the hops.

08-19-2012 03:24:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Sara

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2012 03:11:35 | More by Sara
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-18-2012 18:45:34 | More by Horbar
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-16-2012 05:49:46 | More by HumanParaquat
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Danny1217

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured into a Cigar City snifter glass. Nice orange color. Small head with some soapy bubbles. Smells like citrus, hops, and a bit of alcohol coming through. A nice hop kick in the taste, with some citrus and pine. A little bit of alcohol on the finish, but mostly overshadowed by the hops. Good, smooth mouthfeel. Leaves a good aftertaste.

A good DIPA. One of the best I can get here year round.

08-16-2012 04:10:03 | More by Danny1217
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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,363 ratings.