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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

3,283 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,283
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 167
Gots: 170 | 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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orsulacp

Pennsylvania

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

This beer poured clear copper-orange with a persistent fluffy off white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. The citrus smell hits first, like red grapefruit, then some piney hops with a bit of malty sweetness to tame the hops. The taste is way better than the smell, right up there with Dreadnaught. Oily hops hit first, piney then citrus with a bready malt background and then a bitter aftertaste. Very slick, it just slides down my throat. The different tastes are all there and very distinct, there is no overwhelming taste, just great all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 02:25:00 | More by orsulacp
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skinnycox

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-21-2013 23:33:24 | More by skinnycox
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MrGone

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-06-2014 03:53:09 | More by MrGone
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antoines15

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-16-2012 00:35:30 | More by antoines15
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-03-2012 07:17:33 | More by shelby415
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DoomVM

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-28-2013 11:38:29 | More by DoomVM
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edmundfitzoil

Florida

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

Great Divide's Hercules poured into my tuilp from a brown 22 oz. bomber bottle.

The beer poured a deep copperish gold with two fingers of bright white head that shrunk after a few minutes but retained about a finger of foam throughout the drinking. The head left a series of rings of super fine lacing around the glass. The nose was an intense marriage of piney and floral hoppyiness. The flavor was a combination of intense hoppiness, a nice maltiness presence that manaes to to not be too balancing, and also a nice, creamy mouthfeel at the finish. A lot is going on here; and plenty to enjoy as the beer slowly warms and exposes it sides and facets to itself.

Notes: As I've sampled a fair number of double IPA's recently, this is one of the best that I've come across.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 06:44:03 | More by edmundfitzoil
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2012 17:38:52 | More by Axnjxn
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-21-2012 03:17:28 | More by hollywood_15063
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Puppetz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-07-2014 10:46:50 | More by Puppetz
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

A - colour is glowing orange, clear except for the loose yeast floaties that were easily disturbed, off-white head with good retention, leaves close to full sheet of lace down the sides of my tulip.

S - you can smell the big malt, a touch of caramel, and alcohol, but there is also plenty of citrus hops, fairly balanced.

T - More of that evenly balanced, yet quite robust, malt/hop balance. I'm really enjoying the sweet caramel malt, it holds up well to hops which are quite pungent in flavour. Bitterness is not over the top, but still firm. Finish is biscuity malt, lingering bitterness and smooth alcohol.

M - med body seems to bring out a fair bit of oilyness from the hops. Med low carbonation, makes for a very smooth and creamy texture. Finish is a dry, astringent, lip smacking, alcohol warming delight.

D - excellent interplay between hops and malt, a rewarding beer to savour as you go back and for between the two.

Quite a tasty treat. The alcohol presence in the aroma, finish and mouthfeel really adds to the overall effect in this beer. By American standards, it's not a hop bomb (at least not anymore, I just checked the bottle date, and it's mid-Aug 08, so about 5 months old), but there is still plenty of hops in there, with an excellent malt bill to round things out.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 03:26:06 | More by markaberrant
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beersvh23

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-14-2013 04:40:12 | More by beersvh23
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Morockm

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-13-2013 19:14:03 | More by Morockm
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-17-2012 16:05:07 | More by strongaf
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sooner961

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-11-2013 16:00:35 | More by sooner961
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-17-2013 04:56:32 | More by TickleMeTony
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drumrboy22

Colorado

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

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a Great Divide chalice. Beer was a light amber color, with a one-finger, off-white head. Slow carbonation and heavy lacing.

Aroma was hops! Lots of citrus, light pine, along with some sweet, malty notes.

Taste was light, sweet caramel up front, followed by a long hoppy, bitter flavor. Lots of grapefruit in this one.

Fantastic DIPA. Despite the 10% ABV, it drinks very well. I had a keg of this at home last year and it was gone way too quickly. Great brewery, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 07:20:58 | More by drumrboy22
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AverageWhiteGuy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-28-2012 23:56:37 | More by AverageWhiteGuy
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smooth_aleing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-01-2014 20:54:59 | More by smooth_aleing
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Pat


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-16-2012 01:43:18 | More by Pat
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ZachBurns


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-10-2012 03:42:54 | More by ZachBurns
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-08-2011 15:50:06 | More by Yabev15
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-22-2013 14:25:35 | More by FEUO
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aflies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-29-2013 04:44:52 | More by aflies
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xnapshot

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-18-2012 03:54:10 | More by xnapshot
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,283 ratings.