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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

3,430 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 208 | 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 shick1
4.5/5  rDev +9%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of warrenout330
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A- pours a dark amber color... haziness in the glass. Sediment appearing, shows its not to fresh... big white head... quickly dissolves to a thin ring on the beer... wavy lacing to the glass

S- hop resin, piney sap smack, grassyness, buttery malt

T- piney resin, sweet buttery malt,

M- smooth and kind of creamy, medium body ... moderate carbonation ... hoppy ending for a lingering upon minutes on the tongue and mouth

O- this is good but I wish I had a fresh bottle to review... I can see where it would take off but this bottle falls short due to age... overall though with age, still holds it own for a DIPA

warrenout330, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of AbbyAlex
4.75/5  rDev +15%

AbbyAlex, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of jonas
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jonas, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Slightly hazy amber with two-finger, off-white, foamy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Pineapple and other tropical fruit. Caramel malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Tropical fruit. Spicy and bitter.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm going down.

O: Fantastic look, smell, and taste with a descent mouthfeel. One of the best double IPAs.

SolipsismalCat, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Pinknuggets
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: brown we color with a thin brown to tan head that despites quickly very translucent weird

S:very booze but there is a smells of malt with bitterness not much else there

T: okay so the taste doesn't resemble the smell here the alc isn't noticeable and there is plenty of bitter hops that are well balenced with the malt taste

M:light especially for a dipa almost like its watered down goes down smooth and is really drinkable

O: really drinkable flavorful dipa not the full hoppy taste that I like but it's fairly well balanced despite the smell and look

Pinknuggets, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

nrombes, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

rygo88, Nov 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

felixljr, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ruckus232, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
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.

blackcompg, Nov 11, 2012
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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.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Houser, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Danobold, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BigBarley, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

YalovaIA, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

soulkeeper1369, Nov 08, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.