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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

3,289 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,289
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 167
Gots: 172 | 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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tuka

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-10-2012 03:05:28 | More by tuka
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nephlim

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz bottle into a Duvel stemed glass.

Colour was darker than i expected. Deep rust-like tones, warm hues. Nice think 1/2 inch head of frothy goodness also noted

The smell is good. Hopps, some citrus notes present. A very clean smell.

When it comes to IPAs, i tend to judge things around stone's Ruination. I'd say this is in the same ball park. Lot's of hopps, some blueberrry, and a bit of spice to the finish. A real lip smacker.

I could probably drink about 2. I think anything more would be overkill.

Good beer. Try one.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2006 03:11:06 | More by nephlim
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-10-2012 06:09:55 | More by Danobold
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themegamancave

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-26-2014 17:02:10 | More by themegamancave
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Octobers_CJB

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-19-2013 02:25:47 | More by Octobers_CJB
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vr6corrado

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-14-2012 14:01:53 | More by vr6corrado
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a decent head and nice lacing. The smell starts with a little graininess and progresses to clean hops. The taste starts with bitter fruity hops with a late grapefruit hit. There is also a solid malt background that is nicely balanced with the hops. The mouthfeel is a little grainy that makes the beer slightly heavier than I'd like, but nice balance of creaminess and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 18:03:41 | More by Georgiabeer
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BrandonN24

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/13/13, Drink 12/18/13

The color is very good for a double IPA, a deep golden light haze as the beer settles in the glass.

The smell on the nose is sweet fruity hops at first. Their is some alcohol present at the back-end but is mostly covered up by the fruitiness of the hops, or maybe malts?

This double IPA is honestly mildly bitter in my opinion. From the first taste I get notes of fruits and then citrus. I do get the presence of alcohol but it is very very mild for a 10% abv beer. Their is some bitterness on the after taste but not a lot.

Overall this is a great double IPA, very drinkable and I definitely recommend this if you have not tried it. Watch out though this beer will sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 04:22:14 | More by BrandonN24
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-15-2013 23:46:16 | More by Hanselpb
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-04-2014 01:34:56 | More by ffshore545
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Bsetz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-09-2013 03:22:08 | More by Bsetz
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Jason_Quad


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-25-2012 19:01:59 | More by Jason_Quad
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Meleah

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-25-2013 18:23:49 | More by Meleah
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EasyDub

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-15-2012 02:15:33 | More by EasyDub
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-22-2013 16:54:25 | More by Benesi88
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-30-2012 01:14:55 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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dfried

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a complete IPA. I wouldn't say it's cloudy, but definitely not clear, with a coppery color and a slight, thin head. Alot of these stronger IPAs are quite citrus like in smell, but I would say this one is more floral than citrusy, and I would say the same about the taste. Floral, fruity, with less powerful citrus undertones hop flavors, with a sweet malt. This is a very well rounded, heavy IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 15:52:14 | More by dfried
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twax

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-31-2013 02:11:06 | More by twax
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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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tadowdaddy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Amber in color, semi clear beer. Huge off white head with great retention and excellent lacing.

S- Citrus hops, pine hops, and a bit of caramel malt.

T- Initial minor caramel malt taste and then a huge hop explosion. Citrus and pine hops galore. This is NOT a balanced beer, but I love it! Can you say BITTER??

M- Thick, chewy, and bitter aftertaste left in my mouth.

D- Not extremely drinkable from a session sense, but extremely drinkable for hop heads. Love this beer and could drink 2 or 3 in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2008 05:32:33 | More by tadowdaddy
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Jerry

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-17-2012 23:31:38 | More by Jerry
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-24-2013 01:48:49 | More by yancot
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nrombes

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-19-2012 05:07:28 | More by nrombes
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-20-2013 22:01:22 | More by johntfox
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midnitesun11

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-06-2013 03:52:54 | More by midnitesun11
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,289 ratings.