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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

3,475 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,475
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 178
Gots: 219 | 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 JasW
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Pours a single finger head with a copper body into a Spiegalau IPA glass. Presents a wave of super caramelized hops, boozy, with a viscous mouthfeel. Obviously heavier than a regular IPA, this DIPA is definitely not for sessioning. But its richness is sinful, like a nectar of the gods.

JasW, Saturday at 03:31 AM
Photo of Los1324
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Los1324, Saturday at 03:03 AM
Photo of epyon396
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

epyon396, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of s35keith
4.75/5  rDev +15%

s35keith, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of timoteo833
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%

timoteo833, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of NickTheGreat
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Aroma (3.5): Good enough aroma. Not a huge crazy aroma, but makes you want to drink it.
Appearance (4): Good color. Not as dark as I was expecting, but a nice dark red/amber color.
Taste (4): I was not impressed with my first sip. But the more I got into it, the more I got the sweet, caramel taste, along with the hops. Definitely has a bit of a boozy taste. Not sure if that's a compliment or not . . .
Palate (4): Has a good mouthfeel. Smooth, doesn't have a real lingering aftertaste.

NickTheGreat, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of ktenneydenver
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ktenneydenver, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

WoostaBia, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of kpowledge
4.75/5  rDev +15%

kpowledge, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

TLA, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of tyalan
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%

tyalan, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of dheldman
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

WDJersey, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of nicholasj1380
5/5  rDev +21.1%

nicholasj1380, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Sunn
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Sunn, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

IowaBiertrinker, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Steve78
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Steve78, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of StalkerFishy
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Arguably my favorite IPA. Excellent flavor, not too hoppy, and the high alcohol content is not overly noticeable.

StalkerFishy, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of millertime416
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

millertime416, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Ppuech
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%

Ppuech, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

JakeBarnett, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOD 6/25/14. Clear amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Normal head with excellent lacing and retention. Nice nose of blended hops (pine, citrus and a bit of dank) over a caramel background with a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Below average carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The taste profile is complex, but a bit out of balance. The alcohol is quite prevalent. It begins with a caramel rush that flows into the hop flavor, but never totally recedes. The middle is a mild dank bitterness. The finish lingers with alcohol and a slight phenolic note.

tillmac62, Sep 19, 2014
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,475 ratings.