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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

3,518 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,518
Reviews: 1,498
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 182
Gots: 237 | 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%

NativeSun, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bcal16, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

oriolesfan4, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DrFunkenstein, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Thirstygoat, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a murky medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) rocky cream colored head that had decent retention, finally reducing to a thin layer of residue with some excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit / peel), toffee, caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a hint of toffee early on, with the taste becoming a bit hoppier and having a strong grapefruit presence and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while with the taste of citrus and hops settling nicely on the taste buds, meanwhile a mild alcohol warming sensation just added to the enjoyment of this tantalizing brew.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a dry oily texture and a good lively carbonation.

Overall a DIPA with a well balanced blending of flavors that created a smooth sweet bitter taste, which made this a very enjoyable and drinkable brew.

KajII, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dcs1548, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

diehl07, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

muskiesman, Jan 20, 2013
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JayVil, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lonewolfcry, Jul 14, 2014
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bleedsblu, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

drewfromboulder, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jsf14, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mtnwesdew, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a thin and fizzy beige head that burns off quickly. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Citrus and floral hops in the nose. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with floral hops, grapefruit and earthy malt flavors. The finish is hoppy with some citrus and pine aftertaste that lingers awhile. Pretty solid IIPA all around.

Dogbrick, Oct 09, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Scout11, Mar 24, 2012
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jtrockchalk, Nov 19, 2011
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Bobthehuman, Jul 10, 2014
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BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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Lincoln, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

AHeaston8, Jan 29, 2014
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,518 ratings.