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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

3,267 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,267
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 162
Gots: 167 | 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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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-17-2011 16:33:04 | More by chcfan
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warrenout330

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:34:45 | More by warrenout330
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SargeC

Japan

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep golden color with a golden-white head.

Smell: Good hop presence, touch of alcohol.

Taste: Good initial hop blast. It provides a good bite to work along with the strong malt backbone of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. It has a sticky quality to it.

Drinkablity: This is a good brew. Powerful, yet balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 22:06:19 | More by SargeC
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miadw3

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-01-2013 02:08:12 | More by miadw3
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2011 02:06:00 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2013 13:21:46 | More by Dizzy242
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BlackWolfsburg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2011 02:56:09 | More by BlackWolfsburg
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-01-2014 02:37:09 | More by BeerForMuscle
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-15-2012 01:17:00 | More by jfcaa193
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-14-2013 18:50:54 | More by mythaeus
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CellarGimp

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-18-2011 19:40:59 | More by CellarGimp
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jstone80

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-09-2014 21:17:24 | More by jstone80
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 05:16:55 | More by LSUPT
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 17:00:23 | More by Paccamacca
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from local birding and beer emporium into Kapittel chalice.

Cloudy copper/orange body under one finger quickly dissipating white head with minimal lacing. Cookie malt and flowery hops in the nose. Nice sweetish hop/malt balance upfront, with a resiny finish and lively mouthfeel Alcohol is pretty well hidden, and this appears to be pretty drinkable despite the ABV. A pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 00:24:54 | More by jdense
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2012 22:15:27 | More by Mark5252
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whatthehull

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Voice Noted

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - red, orange sunset no head and minimal lacing

S - malt, yeast, lots of floral and citrus maybe even some melon rind

T - very soapy and floral up front. Nice fluffy citrus and sweet earthy malt backbone a tad of oak and a bit of pine and the flavor hangs around and the alcohol comes out with some nice yeast

M - fluffy and carbonated up front and cakes the mouth for a while at the end. Lots of bitter

D - Big, yet fluffy, bitter, yet sweet and coats the mouth with awesomeness

Final thought - If you like big hops and malt this one is a must

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 04:30:36 | More by whatthehull
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2013 04:18:40 | More by lilnicky068
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2012 02:20:21 | More by BeerOps
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2012 22:58:31 | More by pearljam118
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KyleFredricks


4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-09-2012 01:58:03 | More by KyleFredricks
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pioppo

Italy

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber coloured. A light beige foam, so fine and persistent.

S - Resinous (pine) and herbaceous by hop. Also citric. There is also the smell of caramel malt.

T - The bitterness is huge!! So the hop remains a lot in the aftertaste!!

M - Dry with a medium body. Anyway the preponderance of bitter is balanced in part by malt and alcohool, so the effect is not of an unbalanced beer..

D - Although 10% it's a drinkable beer and the very high level of bitterness doesn't tire!!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 12:39:27 | More by pioppo
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-28-2011 02:21:39 | More by Amp
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2012 20:37:33 | More by mcsauter82
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Triples

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had two bottles of this and one was fantastic and the other was dumped without finishing. The former was purchased at Coasters in Indian Harbor Beach, FL. The latter was purchased at what I thought was a good beer and wine store, however the date on it indicated that it was bottled almost 1.5 years ago and I guess that makes all the difference.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 21:59:08 | More by Triples
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,267 ratings.