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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

3,444 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,444
Reviews: 1,491
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 177
Gots: 210 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BigBarley, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

tripledbrew, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

brandon911, Nov 06, 2012
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CaptEd, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ACY73, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

fredmugs, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of jhadler
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite double IPA's and pick one up every time I see it in the store.

Bronze color with nice lacing pretty clear.

biscuit, light molasses, light hops, butter, and a hint of whiskey and crisp flavor at finish.

Serving type: big bottle

Bottle Design: 8/10

jhadler, Nov 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Greenbaygator, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ThomasAWilson2, Oct 27, 2012
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InfernoBoss, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gtg642, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hlatimer266, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cfrobrew, Oct 26, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Bottle date Aug 8th about 2 1/2 months old - freshest I have seen in Illinois

Pours a mostly clear copper color with a decent off white head that lingers.

Smell is full of pine with malty sweetness and some citrus coming through.

Taste is piney and oily with a sweet maltyness to the finish. Hops oil bite lingers.

First time I have seen this one "new" enough to want to try. A more than solid "piney" DIPA but I think I prefer the more citrus forward ones.

jsulko, Oct 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Ncpogs, Oct 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

gusman61, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a nice copper. Nice colored DIPA with a frothy finger of head that. Nice lacing after the fact.

S-Huge hop profile, with a good deal of pine and very small bits of citrus.

M-Crisp and pretty much ideal for a beer of such huge flavor.

T-Huge huge huge DIPA. The hops are fantastic and remarkably complex. The balance is beautiful on the palate as well, but it finishes very very clean which makes the entire bomber very drinkable.

O-One of my favorite examples of American DIPA

RussBecker1, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

nosavingsaccount, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hollywood_15063, Oct 21, 2012
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,444 ratings.