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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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3,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,452
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 179
Gots: 213 | 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 quasimoto
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this is a deep cloudy amber with a head that wont quit. Its big and frothy and has been in my glass since it was at the top. (it is now the bottom)

S - Strong piney hops with a citrus zest kick up the nose hairs on this one. The background of alcohol is there but not overpowering. It is pleasant and smooth.

T - The dominate hops are being swirled around by some sweet caramely malts that make for one hell of a balance.

M - Thick and creamy. very viscous. The full body equally matches the flavor characters.

D - If it wasnt for the high ABV% on this it is one of the best DIPAs out there.

quasimoto, Apr 01, 2006
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of endovelico
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled stein. Best before date: 15/11/10.

Hercules is a slightly hazy orange-copper beer with an intense aroma of hops. It has an elegant aroma of pineapple, grass, orange zest and melon.

The bitterness is assertive, as expected, and the palate is semi-sweet with a malty center holding the tropical profile of this beer.

Pinneaple, peach and grass are evident eventually developing other nuances as it warms up, such as lemon and grapefruit notes.

It hides the alcohol extremely well, but the sweetness also hinders the bitterness leaving you with a bitter-sweet finish (literally) with a long lasting, almost meditational, aftertaste.

Cliffnotes: High bitterness. Peach, grass, melon and pineapple on the nose and tongue. Sweeter than other examples of DIPAs. Alcohol not noticeable. full bodied.

endovelico, Apr 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cmannes, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CHSLBrew
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Orange-tan head (OK retention) atop a hazy, orange-copper beer, glowing.

S-Some light citrus mingling withing heavy-handed piney hops. A bit of esteriness, alongside a slight maltiness, maybe bread/caramel.

T-Pronounced bitterness right from the start! Then a thick and dark, resinous and earthy hop flavor emerges. Some malts come through, with a caramel and toasty bread character. Bitterness sustains trhough the flavor, into the dry finish.

M-Medium body with a hint of heaviness near the end. Enjoyably light within my mouth with a playful and appropriate carbonation.

D-I like this beer. It's a shame I only have a 12 oz bottle of it! Be prepared to sit on this one, enjoying it slowly, as the bitterness is very strong, but very enjoyable.

CHSLBrew, Dec 29, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

paresis, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

miffsudd, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

indybearsfan, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Dine, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

djrn2, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Skunkdrool, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

tylerstravis, Feb 16, 2014
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,452 ratings.