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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
93
outstanding

3,587 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,587
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 188
Gots: 255 | 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 tree777
4/5  rDev -3.1%

tree777, Mar 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Andrew041180, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jay for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a generic tulip.

A: Pours a reddish copper color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. Definitely an attractive DIPA with a nice amount of lacing left on the glass.

S: There is a lot of caramel, plummy expressions, and faint pine on the nose. Surely, this one is past its prime.

T: A sweet caramel opening gives way to plenty of earthy, boozy, and piny qualities on the finish and aftertaste. Past its prime? Yeah - even still, I'm impressed by how balanced and mellow this one comes across. The boozy notes in no way ruin my moderate enjoyment of this one.

M: The texture is medium, and thankfully isn't too syrupy or boozy either way. It also lacks some of the sharpness some DIPAs develop - but to be fair, this IS an older bottle.

O: Quite good, considering its advanced age. Fresh, this is one to keep an eye on.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

FLBEERGUY25, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of gpogo
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Hazed red amber body with a small white head.

A- Sweet malt aroma. Quite a bit of alcohol. Not much in the way of hop aroma.

T- Sweet malty alcohol with a nice bitterness throughout. No real hop flavors, but this was an aged bottle. Superbly alcoholy aftertaste.

M- Somewhat thick mouthfeel, but the moderate carbonation doesn't make it feel so thick.

D- I imagine this beer is much better fresh. That said it was enjoyable, but I'd be wary of drinking too many of these back to back.

gpogo, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Adkins1203, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

AilHead, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

DaPan, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

oglmcdgl, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Cvescalante, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

camelgar, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jessenimmo, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

rydev24, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

buzzy, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Beergelden, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Martinecu, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ZPB, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chetti, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Highstplz, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

VDODSON, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of hoppytobehere
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz, bottled on Jan 10.

A: Hazy copper body, with nice head that sticks around a while. Not much for lacing.

S: Malt dominates the nose. Sweet rolls, very similar to their Titan. Alcohol. Hardly any hop aroma, which is troubling.

T: Hop flavors are subdued. I've had this on tap at their brewery and I remember it being better. A double IPA less than 2 months old shouldn't have a hop profile so diminished.

M: Could maybe use a little more carbonation, but otherwise it's fine.

O: Great Divide's IPAs just don't age well at all. I think from now on, I'll only buy bottles I can find that were bottled less than a month ago.

hoppytobehere, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Dooleymon, Mar 04, 2013
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,587 ratings.