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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

3,351 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 172
Gots: 188 | 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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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-08-2012 01:02:51 | More by dgeebs07
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-07-2012 23:25:38 | More by t0rin0
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-06-2012 21:35:56 | More by GFish
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-06-2012 20:28:45 | More by NightINgale
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-05-2012 03:48:34 | More by duff247
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Lare453

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

12oz poured into a goblet.

A deep bronze color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Crystal clear

S biscuits, light molasses, light hops

T I taste fresh baked biscuits, butter, molasses, in the beginning and middle which leads into a big hoppy ending with lots of sweet floral notes. The aftertaste is light with nice bitter pleasant endin.

M a little thick, slightly prickly, good crispness.

O a great beer. Would buy and drink it often. A great big beer.

10-03-2012 02:58:30 | More by Lare453
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-03-2012 02:20:39 | More by JohnBender
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Ilikebeer2


4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2012 00:43:14 | More by Ilikebeer2
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-02-2012 21:57:31 | More by weaselchew
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-01-2012 00:39:36 | More by slim2043
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Mick-e-d


2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

09-30-2012 18:59:47 | More by Mick-e-d
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ThePaleRider

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

A - Amber with a two finger off-white head. Head is very fluffy with big bubbles that recedes quickly leaving nice lacing around the glass. Lots of sediment floating around in the glass.

S - Orange and lemon peel. Slight hoppy aroma and pine needles.

T - Pretty impressed that I can't taste the booze in this big beer. Nice blend between bitter hops and sweet citrus fruits. Very well balanced and smooth.

M - Light and smooth. Very little carbonation and no alcohol burn. Pretty impressive for %10.

O - Very drinkable DIPA. Would be a great beer to break someone into the category. I prefer my doubles to have a little more bite, but overall this is a pretty amazing beer.

09-30-2012 06:09:33 | More by ThePaleRider
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-30-2012 02:52:11 | More by JohnnyB
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hirliman

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-30-2012 02:04:12 | More by hirliman
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-29-2012 02:51:08 | More by mnphish
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-28-2012 23:56:31 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-28-2012 10:06:25 | More by Beeradelphia
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meaghan2k

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2012 17:44:40 | More by meaghan2k
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a typical slightly hazed orange-amber color with two fingers of soft fluffy off-white head that lasts for about three minutes, leaving medium amounts of lacing behind on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells and tastes of caramel, toffee, pine resin, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon peel, light amounts of herbal tea, and a touch of earthy dryness in the finish. Honestly, I was somewhat pumped up by the hype around this one before trying it, and I feel somewhat disappointed as a result. I still fail to see what all the fuss is about. It's just yet another typical well-made IPA in a market already over-saturated with the style with nothing in particular that makes it stand out above the rest.

09-27-2012 17:35:12 | More by WastingFreetime
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2012 06:09:06 | More by WritersBlock
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NathanFink

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2012 01:55:21 | More by NathanFink
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DRyan

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%

9/24/11
Great Divide’s
Hercules Double IPA
Pours copper with creamy white head that cascades well and sticks around for a while. Strong hoppiness right away, but smooth for how bitter it is. Citrusy, pungent hop flavor.

6/8/12
A: Coppery red, with white head that dissipates quickly but laces
S: Very little hop pungency. Very low aroma overall.
T: Hoppiness is much more reserved, does not stick around long, only on the opening notes of the taste. Quickly kicks in with a smooth, somewhat sweet, malty flavor. Bitterness on the end, but not strong at all.
M: Carbonation is light, overall pretty smooth and almost a bit velvety
D: Drinkable with nice spicy foods; not nearly as pungent overall as it was before, but not bad or skunky at all

09-26-2012 00:21:33 | More by DRyan
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Juli4n

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-25-2012 23:43:04 | More by Juli4n
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15%

09-25-2012 21:29:03 | More by crownrl28
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-25-2012 20:56:22 | More by Davepoolesque
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,351 ratings.