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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

3,474 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,474
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 178
Gots: 219 | 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%

davidhilgen, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dav2080, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a pub style glass

A- Light copper body, 1 1/2" fluffy off white head

S- Floral, piney hops, sweet bready malts

T- Floral, piney, caramel, vanilla, sweet bready malts, grapefruit bitterness, slit alcohol twang

M- Amazingly creamy, low carbonation

O- I've been trying to get my hands on this for a while, and it was worth the wait. Not only does it taste amazing, it is incredibly creamy. For a DIPA it's incredibly balanced with a sweet bready malt backbone, that tastes of caramel and vanilla, and ends with a grapefruit bitterness and a suprisingly light alcohol twang, for a 10% abv beer. This is what i look for in this style, uniqueness, and a glorioud malt backbone. I've only experienced this flavor profile 2 other times with Stones Enjoy by IPA and Drake's Aroma Coma. All 3 of these beers are in my top 5.

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

InspectorBob, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jgreenward, Nov 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

wells9uk, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of warrenout330
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A- pours a dark amber color... haziness in the glass. Sediment appearing, shows its not to fresh... big white head... quickly dissolves to a thin ring on the beer... wavy lacing to the glass

S- hop resin, piney sap smack, grassyness, buttery malt

T- piney resin, sweet buttery malt,

M- smooth and kind of creamy, medium body ... moderate carbonation ... hoppy ending for a lingering upon minutes on the tongue and mouth

O- this is good but I wish I had a fresh bottle to review... I can see where it would take off but this bottle falls short due to age... overall though with age, still holds it own for a DIPA

warrenout330, Nov 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

AbbyAlex, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jonas, Nov 20, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Slightly hazy amber with two-finger, off-white, foamy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Pineapple and other tropical fruit. Caramel malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Tropical fruit. Spicy and bitter.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm going down.

O: Fantastic look, smell, and taste with a descent mouthfeel. One of the best double IPAs.

SolipsismalCat, Nov 20, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: brown we color with a thin brown to tan head that despites quickly very translucent weird

S:very booze but there is a smells of malt with bitterness not much else there

T: okay so the taste doesn't resemble the smell here the alc isn't noticeable and there is plenty of bitter hops that are well balenced with the malt taste

M:light especially for a dipa almost like its watered down goes down smooth and is really drinkable

O: really drinkable flavorful dipa not the full hoppy taste that I like but it's fairly well balanced despite the smell and look

Pinknuggets, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

nrombes, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

rygo88, Nov 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

felixljr, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ruckus232, Nov 11, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,474 ratings.