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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

3,674 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,674
Reviews: 1,516
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 201
Gots: 310 | 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:
Beer added by: filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

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.
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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in an oversized wine glass for a copper body with a sticky two finger head that leaves lacing everywhere. A great mix of citric hops along with heavier fruits and hints of malts like caramel. Medium-bodied and drying, the hops prickle the tongue and there are also notes of roasted or coffee malts for a drying aftertaste as while. Fruit notes in the taste include citrus and some darker fruits b/c the body is a little heavier (grape?). This is a beer that is balanced but overall the fruit/sweet taste is overpowered by hops, making a beer that will kick your palette's ass. I couldn't session this but I did enjoy it.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer, so I normally don't drink too much at one time. Clear sparkling amber when served, I picked up on a motley crew of aromas: stomped summer grass that the cat rolled in, with low pine dangling over. Strong medium to full mouthfeel, the malts are present, but so are the hops. I find this one just a bit hot. Enjoyable, but know when to stop.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of nukem5
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a creamy smooth capped amber color, with the head sticking in there till the end. Some small lacing noted.

S: Aroma is of Hops ,Hops ,Hops.Nice citrusy grapefruity hops and yet sweetened by malts to a small balance.

T: The taste is a Hops explosion in your mouth with a slightly malty background.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth rich creamy and of medium body with good legs down glass.

O: Overall a great beer and the hit of dinner, I like everything about this beer except needed more balance with malts. IMO Thanks Great Divide

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking clear copper color with a thick white head on top. The lacing was sticky on this brew. The smell of the beer was hoppy, full of citrus and pine notes on the nose. The taste of the beer had a good amount of pine like bitterness with some fruity citrus flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty good, it was nicely carbonated with a light oily feel to it. Overall this brew was pretty good, I would buy it again.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,674 ratings.