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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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jfcaa193, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mythaeus, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CellarGimp, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jstone80, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Paccamacca, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

jdense, Apr 12, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Mark5252, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

EJJ1848, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

whatthehull, Feb 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lilnicky068, May 18, 2013
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BeerOps, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

KyleFredricks, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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!!

pioppo, Jan 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mcsauter82, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

Triples, May 08, 2011
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.