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Hercules Double IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

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3,588 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,588
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 189
Gots: 258 | 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%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

AlexFields, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LCannon4, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Beerdudenumberone, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

MrVonzipper, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

cdayb1, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Romulux, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of BAC
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I by no means consider myself an IPA man. This makes me very picky when it comes to Pale Ales so I may not be the best representative when it comes to this style. However, IPA or not I was very impressed with this brew. It seemed unique, well balanced and delicious.

I highly recommend this beer not just for IPA lovers but for people that do enjoy hops but not to the Nth or bitter degree.

Will buy some more if I can find it. Unfortunately ID is not the easiest state to get certain micro brews. This beer was purchased in the Seattle area. (If I can find some more, I will sit down and update this review with more specifics).

BAC, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Craigory, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Scotchboy
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Sam Smith pint nonic.

A: Deep clear gold, beautiful with minimal haze; fluffy off white head.

S: Clear fresh hop notes of resiny pine and citrus, with hints of grapefruit; clean, with an almost leafy freshness to it. Caramel breadyness of the malt profile is detectable with just the slightest suggestion of toastyness.

T: Follows the nose. clear clean piney & resiny hops notes are tamed with a moderate malt body. Clean hop oil, light alcohol presence. Bright flavors, with moderate bitterness.

MF: Creamy medium body with some heft from the abv; bitterness and dryness are in check though.

O: Pretty decent and enjoyable brew, I can see why this ranks where it does on the BoF top 100.

Scotchboy, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

spycow, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TCgoalie, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

lookrider, Jan 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Harvey98, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

orangesol, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of brewsclues
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the Blind Tiger 12-22-2013

10oz. pour for $8. Nice appearance and a good nose of your typical citrus fruits and piney hops. Taste was good, not outstanding - it hid the 10% well, and the mouthfeel was surprisingly creamy. Plenty of malt backbone on this one, and a relatively unremarkable (not unpleasant) DIPA hop-feel. Lots of orange and grapefruit on the tongue.

OK, I get it. Nice beer, not sure if it was worth the money - wouldn't turn it down, not sure if I'm going to seek this one out though. Doesn't really stand out in the crowded world of Imperial IPAs.

brewsclues, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ScaryEd, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange and pretty clear with a pretty good head and lacing.

Aroma is clean and hoppy, piney, resinous, citrus (lemon, grapefruit, oranges), and floral.

Flavor is again quite clean for a DIPA. Good clean bitterness, orangey citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, piney hops, and a surprise sweet malt balance that leaves you wanting another sip.

Body is full and slightly syrupy, not a real quick or easy drinker. Alcohol is warming but well masked.

I've had a lot of really IPAs of late, and I have to say this one is refreshingly different. Quite enjoyable, but don't expect to get out of your chair once you're finished with the bomber!

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

SoberPhobic, Jan 06, 2013
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,588 ratings.