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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

3,352 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,352
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 172
Gots: 188 | 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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felixljr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-14-2012 03:37:00 | More by felixljr
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robmoak

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-13-2012 17:06:50 | More by robmoak
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-11-2012 16:58:47 | More by ruckus232
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of creamy golden yellow head, body is a clear bronze amber, nearly the color of a penny. Very nice lacing left throughout the session.

Smell - Pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, vanilla carmels, smells very tropical and sweet.

Taste - Begins with tropical fruitskins and grapefruit, a little bit of ripe plum, then quickly to grapefruit pith and some pine, then into the finish there is a touch of pepper and rye spiciness, with bittering dry fruit pits. along for the entire ride is a strong carmel backbone which finally drops off to enhance the dry and bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, the flavors are nearly syrupy and coat the mouth, a smooth lower carb provides just a bit of cleansing that ushers in the dry and bitter mouthfeel in the finish. Very drinkable and smooth.There is a little bit of alcohol heat through the sip which picks up a bit between sips.

Overall - A very complex and flavorful DIPA, balance is good but doesn't hide the alcohol as well as some others, this is the only downside to this beer. A very good DIPA but you're going to get a little alcohol heat with this one.

11-11-2012 06:33:27 | More by blackcompg
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Love this in a bottle and on draft; pre-conceived notions of flavor; light head; significant lacing; exceptional bitter citrus on the nose; light lemon grapefruit notes too; the beer is very hop-forward, but retains good beer balance; a little nutty malted flavor here; easy on the mouth; could drink this all day; one of the boozier beers that hides his ABV content extremely well.

11-11-2012 01:40:27 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-10-2012 13:58:09 | More by Houser
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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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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2012 02:48:59 | More by DasBoot2112
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BigBarley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-09-2012 12:17:47 | More by BigBarley
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-09-2012 04:51:54 | More by Beerbuddy21
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-09-2012 02:54:17 | More by YalovaIA
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-08-2012 13:22:14 | More by soulkeeper1369
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apg1014

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-08-2012 05:30:55 | More by apg1014
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nloyless

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-08-2012 02:26:30 | More by nloyless
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-07-2012 03:14:13 | More by andthevolcano
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-06-2012 04:14:13 | More by tripledbrew
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-06-2012 03:30:47 | More by brandon911
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CaptEd

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-03-2012 00:22:45 | More by CaptEd
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ACY73

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

11-02-2012 19:04:34 | More by ACY73
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-02-2012 13:31:02 | More by fredmugs
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jhadler


4.23/5  rDev +2.4%

One of my favorite double IPA's and pick one up every time I see it in the store.

Bronze color with nice lacing pretty clear.

biscuit, light molasses, light hops, butter, and a hint of whiskey and crisp flavor at finish.

Serving type: big bottle

Bottle Design: 8/10

11-01-2012 05:08:05 | More by jhadler
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Greenbaygator


4.75/5  rDev +15%

10-30-2012 22:16:51 | More by Greenbaygator
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-27-2012 14:29:49 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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InfernoBoss

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-27-2012 04:59:14 | More by InfernoBoss
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-26-2012 19:19:23 | More by Gtg642
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,352 ratings.