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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

3,373 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,373
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 173
Gots: 196 | 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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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
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-26-2012 13:08:42 | More by hlatimer266
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cfrobrew

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-26-2012 01:01:46 | More by cfrobrew
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jsulko

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev 0%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Bottle date Aug 8th about 2 1/2 months old - freshest I have seen in Illinois

Pours a mostly clear copper color with a decent off white head that lingers.

Smell is full of pine with malty sweetness and some citrus coming through.

Taste is piney and oily with a sweet maltyness to the finish. Hops oil bite lingers.

First time I have seen this one "new" enough to want to try. A more than solid "piney" DIPA but I think I prefer the more citrus forward ones.

10-25-2012 03:49:31 | More by jsulko
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-25-2012 01:58:03 | More by Ncpogs
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gusman61

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-24-2012 19:45:28 | More by gusman61
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RussBecker1


4.5/5  rDev +9%

A-Pours a nice copper. Nice colored DIPA with a frothy finger of head that. Nice lacing after the fact.

S-Huge hop profile, with a good deal of pine and very small bits of citrus.

M-Crisp and pretty much ideal for a beer of such huge flavor.

T-Huge huge huge DIPA. The hops are fantastic and remarkably complex. The balance is beautiful on the palate as well, but it finishes very very clean which makes the entire bomber very drinkable.

O-One of my favorite examples of American DIPA

10-23-2012 15:30:57 | More by RussBecker1
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

10-22-2012 01:09:52 | More by nosavingsaccount
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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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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-21-2012 01:22:18 | More by vcoggins
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dubmax

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-20-2012 21:22:41 | More by dubmax
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-18-2012 19:14:48 | More by Birdlegs
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -20.1%

Appearance: Clear copper/amber with burnished copper leanings. Head is off-white, chunky, massive, and sticky as can be. Big clumps of chunky lacing stick to the glass. Deeper reds than expected, looks more in line with an imperial amber.

Smell: Huge biscuity sweet malts. Caramel malts. Caramel sweetness. Almost raw sugar sweetness before it warms. Big chewy malts push something close to molasses at times. Pine needles, grapefruit flesh, even some earthy/herbal leafy hop notes. Sweetness drops as the beer warms. Big malts and big hops in some weird overbalance.

Taste: Pithy, oily hops. Grapefruit rind and pine needles. Biscuity malty sweetness. Some nice caramel malts in the back. Mild nutty with a damp, herbal earthiness from the hops. Lots of big flavors. Lingering pithy bitterness. Leafy and vaguely grassy at times. Malts push ahead of the hops as the beer warms, keeping it sweet and oily in the long run.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium, but slick and smooth. Some lingering dryness. Lightly moderate carbonation.

Overall: Finishing more than a bottle of this was one of the 12 labors.

I like Great Divide on the whole. This ultimately loses out with it's weird attempt at balance. The malts just don't mesh with the huge hop presence and it drinks like 2 beers at the same time. A bit more depth and nuance, with a cleaner hop profile, would bump this in to I want to drink it again territory.

10-18-2012 18:15:52 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-17-2012 18:06:40 | More by Envelopes
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OMG

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-15-2012 20:10:13 | More by OMG
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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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GringoKid

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-14-2012 13:52:20 | More by GringoKid
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KZE80

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-14-2012 02:09:45 | More by KZE80
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-14-2012 01:58:33 | More by Gerasimos
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-13-2012 23:44:37 | More by hilgart1
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,373 ratings.