Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,640 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,640
Reviews: 1,510
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 198
Gots: 290 | 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 craftaholic
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carpentiere
3.06/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks great but the rest is just OK

Photo of smanson56
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
3.13/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark amber, thick head, sediment at the bottom of bottle.
S: Sweet amber malt. Bread.
T: Sweet followed by some bitterness and a sweet finish.
M: Full body like a barleywine.
O: Too sweet and too much body.

Photo of Strickzland
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stellartaste
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bursting with hops
But very nice to drink

Photo of CO_GD
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark amber. Head stays for a long time. Thick Head!

S: Citrusy smell(if that makes sense) Sorta fruity.

T: Citrus Grapefruit Bitterness. Hops linger for a while.

F: Mouthfeel is pretty thick. Almost syrupy. It works well with the flavor!

Photo of ImagenSeinfeld
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonny41
3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottles about 6 months old and may be passing?
Was not blown away by this one at all being so highly rated, now granted I've had some great ipa's lately that I am comparing this to. I got more malt than hop and not a clean fresh finish that I like.
Think this one was purely preference on my part bringing down the score, and I did drink all four bottles over four nights as a reference.
Would love to ,
retry fresh or draught.

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njtmayhem
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bierluvre
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just Wow. I am really not the biggest IPA guy but this beer was just mind blowing. I hate an overly bitter beer. This beer has a biiter hop bite but the malt and floral balance that follow in the second mouthful makes one of the best beer experiences ever. Buy it, all of it.

Photo of InkedinRi
2.1/5  rDev -49%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I may have gotten a bad bottle but this was more of a malt bomb that a hop bomb!

Photo of gold0383
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erushing
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pedraza
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Braz
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of demonrik
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,640 ratings.