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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

3,262 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,262
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 162
Gots: 167 | 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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Kromes

Georgia

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

A: A clear copper color with a thick tan colored head that laces the sides of the glass.

S: Toasted malt and pine and fruity hop aroma.

T: The toasted malt is apparent up front and then the pine hops and alcohol kick in. Finishes a little bitter and peppery from the alcohol.

M: Medium body and peppery, dry and warm from the alcohol.

O: A really good double IPA. Recommend picking up if you like bitter hop.

Serving type: growler

06-22-2012 18:50:51 | More by Kromes
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estlinska

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-20-2012 22:45:26 | More by estlinska
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Billz187

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-20-2012 19:10:10 | More by Billz187
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-20-2012 12:44:07 | More by hiphopj5
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pumaguy021

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-20-2012 02:12:46 | More by pumaguy021
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2012 17:11:09 | More by TimPell
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-17-2012 02:30:29 | More by pavpav12
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hlaus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-16-2012 01:02:00 | More by hlaus
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden color in its thin parts and a burnt orange hue at the main part of the body. A good amount of carbonation but a thin white head. The head does have a nice fluff to it that covers the brew throughout the drink.
Smell has a nice citrus hop dominance to it. However, there is a good amount of nutty and sweet smells as well, giving a very intriguing aroma.
Taste is very nice on this beer. A backbone base taste of nutty malts and sweet sugars. Overtaken by a very nice citrus hop, but the two combine for a very nice balance.
Mouthfeel is awesome. Very silky and smooth, but with a nice thickness, making it almost syrupy.
Drinkability is unbelievable for a Double IPA. Great tastes but a very nice balance making this one of the most drinkable and best double IPAs I have ever had. One of those beers you use to judge all other beers of its style against.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 23:52:51 | More by BDIMike
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-15-2012 21:26:08 | More by carteravebrew
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2012 19:37:44 | More by spark3148857
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a beautiful burnished copper tone; a moderately vigorous pour yields 1" creamy/foamy light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly... some lacing but below average for the style. nose is surprisingly malty, even for a DIPA with a malt backbone; there is a citric/pine presence but it's almost relegated to second fiddle; definitely not an aromatic hop monster.

flavor profile follows suit, to the point it's reminiscent of a barleywine and i'm questioning the freshness (can't find a bottled date even though my understanding is there should be one; was told at the store it's fresh.) don't get me wrong, it's drinkable and reasonably tasty, just nowhere near a top flight double IPA (at least by my own personal standards). medium-full mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall i have to say i feel hercules was a bit of a letdown. the thing is, i remember having it a year or two ago on tap and REALLY enjoying it; our renewing of acquaintances hasn't gone so well, unfortunately. don't get me wrong, i'll happily drink this any day; it's just that i could easily rattle off a couple dozen DIPAs that i'd prefer. will have to get my hands on some where i can guarantee freshness and have another go-round.

originally reviewed: 04-10-2011

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 21:49:36 | More by BostonHops
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wilkinswesley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-12-2012 02:41:04 | More by wilkinswesley
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bsimms

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-12-2012 02:10:46 | More by bsimms
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jbear68

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-11-2012 02:49:39 | More by jbear68
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m2thesea

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-10-2012 06:58:31 | More by m2thesea
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Pub along with some Pizza from the cart outside since they don't serve food there. :-(

Bready caramel malt, some grapefruit citrus, and almost a woody malt flavor. Coming from the west coast, I found this a rather lacking DIPA. Earthy, dry and a bit too malty.

Not a bad beer by any means but not memorable. The 16th anniversary wood aged DIPA on the other hand was much better.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 21:00:49 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2012 06:39:59 | More by CarolinaKev
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allenc85

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2012 01:59:36 | More by allenc85
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-07-2012 22:56:41 | More by wizo
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-07-2012 00:09:24 | More by rkarimi
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-06-2012 21:00:13 | More by PopnLoads
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Brunobstyle

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.6%

06-06-2012 20:03:57 | More by Brunobstyle
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-06-2012 03:50:25 | More by WynnO
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-04-2012 23:26:39 | More by crobinso
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.