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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

3,267 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,267
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 162
Gots: 167 | 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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Greeneagle


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-16-2012 04:01:05 | More by Greeneagle
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-15-2012 20:40:28 | More by dsauter
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber with a bottled on date of 2 months ago. Pours a clear copper-amber with a great, sticky head of foam that drops a few rings of lace. Aroma is fairly muted considering the freshness of the bottle. Things pick up on the palate with a punch of dank herbal hop flavor with a resinous hop oil texture. Malt is big too. Thick caramel and bread crust with a more than balancing sweetness. Almost more Barleywine than DIPA. Still a really nice beer. A little dryness and some more hops would put it more in line with my preference in this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 20:26:30 | More by bump8628
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-15-2012 14:47:55 | More by RMoeNay
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-13-2012 17:29:42 | More by ajs4bd
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-12-2012 00:09:02 | More by Coopersbeer
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Theorganizer81

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2012 18:11:25 | More by Theorganizer81
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2012 17:10:36 | More by HopBrain
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Btr73


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2012 00:43:42 | More by Btr73
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 22:58:49 | More by syntheticwings
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-08-2012 22:19:19 | More by Stinger80OH
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TallGuyCM

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 09:06:28 | More by TallGuyCM
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maltlikker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2012 22:51:44 | More by maltlikker
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miked563

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2012 01:43:01 | More by miked563
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En29356

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-04-2012 21:06:37 | More by En29356
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danipp

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-04-2012 20:57:59 | More by danipp
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-03-2012 17:50:47 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-03-2012 03:31:30 | More by oldvines
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-01-2012 23:02:21 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-01-2012 12:33:12 | More by TequilaTom
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2012 18:27:42 | More by larbush
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-30-2012 04:32:04 | More by ms11781
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-29-2012 20:23:41 | More by sammo
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-28-2012 02:06:52 | More by gradergator
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice looking, hazy amber gold. A boozy white finger of head settles to a collar that lasts through the last drop.

The nose is pretty basic... burnt sugars, subtle citrus, leafy hops, pretty clean with minimal booze.

Oh, there's the booze. Not too overpowering but I can see how this may be a deterrent for some. Sharp citrus underscored by bits of pine. Nothing groundbreaking.

A bit harsh on the tongue, even for a big IIPA. This does have about 4 months on it though... to be fair. Will review a fresher bottle sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 03:49:10 | More by yamar68
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,267 ratings.