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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

3,220 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,220
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 159
Gots: 160 | 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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Ratings: 3,220 | Reviews: 1,479 | Display Reviews Only:
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2012 06:39:59 | More by CarolinaKev
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allenc85

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2012 01:59:36 | More by allenc85
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2012 22:56:41 | More by wizo
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2012 00:09:24 | More by rkarimi
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-06-2012 21:00:13 | More by PopnLoads
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Brunobstyle

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.7%

06-06-2012 20:03:57 | More by Brunobstyle
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-06-2012 03:50:25 | More by WynnO
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-04-2012 23:26:39 | More by crobinso
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-04-2012 04:48:00 | More by vrbulldog22
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-03-2012 18:01:51 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-02-2012 23:53:29 | More by Zakk
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-02-2012 23:14:31 | More by barbellsNbeers
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jsh5771

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-01-2012 04:05:22 | More by jsh5771
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hjblanchard

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-31-2012 22:52:12 | More by hjblanchard
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JohnLynch


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2012 05:48:29 | More by JohnLynch
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RBooth9

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-30-2012 03:51:20 | More by RBooth9
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2012 01:14:55 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2012 23:17:05 | More by ccozzi
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color. The beer has an eighth finger tall soapy beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film with a slightly thicker patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma starts with some caramel malt sweetness which is followed by the smell of the hops - grapefruit/citrus dominates with lighter notes of pine/resin and floral hops.

T: Upfront this beer has a definite malt sweetness with light notes of caramel and some nuttiness. After that, the flavors are all hops - aggressive grapefruit/citrus with lighter amounts of pine/resin.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Easier to drink than I expected with the higher ABV but still an amazingly good beer and one for sipping. Alcohol is well hidden and there is a nice complexity to the flavors and aromas. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 18:58:59 | More by dbrauneis
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Biere Garden in Asheville

A - orange with a big, dense, white head that has great retention

S - bread, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, oranges

T - bread, caramel, sugar, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple

M - medium to full bodied, warm, smooth, good carbonation

This is a pretty big, bold IPA. The alcohol is present but adds warmth and body. The hop character is not bitter and is very citrusy. It's malt forward and has incredible drinkability for the ABV. I will definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 08:14:15 | More by tdm168
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2012 08:02:30 | More by Mister_Joshy
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metter98

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy copper orange in color. It poured with a thin off white head that gradually died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of grapefruit hops in the nose along with hints of pine resin.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit and is accompanied by hints of caramel and nutty malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a bit sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has great drinkability and no traces of alcohol are present in the taste despite its strong strength.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 23:25:58 | More by metter98
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Tash2360

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-27-2012 15:51:11 | More by Tash2360
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hnl4


4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-26-2012 21:10:00 | More by hnl4
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-26-2012 12:37:43 | More by GoGators
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,220 ratings.