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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
93
outstanding

3,590 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,590
Reviews: 1,501
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 189
Gots: 259 | 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 ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber with a two finger off-white head. Head is very fluffy with big bubbles that recedes quickly leaving nice lacing around the glass. Lots of sediment floating around in the glass.

S - Orange and lemon peel. Slight hoppy aroma and pine needles.

T - Pretty impressed that I can't taste the booze in this big beer. Nice blend between bitter hops and sweet citrus fruits. Very well balanced and smooth.

M - Light and smooth. Very little carbonation and no alcohol burn. Pretty impressive for %10.

O - Very drinkable DIPA. Would be a great beer to break someone into the category. I prefer my doubles to have a little more bite, but overall this is a pretty amazing beer.

ThePaleRider, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Mortarforker
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Mortarforker, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of badbeer
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color with a slight red hue and a creamy off white head that stays throughout the glass and leaves very nice lacing. Grapefruit and pineapple and a bit of lemon flow through my nose leaving me to wonder if anything could smell better. Taste is full of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and a little bit of caramel in there. A slight alcohol presence. Less than average carbonation and medium bodied, paired quite well. An exceptional brew and very fairly priced to boot. I'll be picking up more of this, try it if you can.

badbeer, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
Photo of heavenlyStash
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

heavenlyStash, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Chuffbomb
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Renegawam
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Renegawam, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of beerphan
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler -> pint
2007 @ MadMex, Cranberry, Pa

Pours a clear copper, with a quaint one inch white head. Thin sheets f lace. Carbonation appears minimal.

Nose: Strong hop nose mostly pine

Smooth silky mouthfeel. Strong sweet caramel malts upfront, followed by a fruity citrus pine back that finishes with a lingering pineapple bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden behind the full flavors. Pretty balanced as the full malt presence is subdued by the almost over the top hoppy bitterness.

Very drinkable DIPA, that will sneak up and bite you in the ass with the 9.1 ABV. Enjoy.

beerphan, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of ne0m00re
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle (dated Feb 8, 2010) into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Dark amber with yellow hues, it poured with a big fluffy cream head that stuck around.
S: Earthy grapefruit hops, floral citrus over caramel sweet bread. This is a very inviting aroma.
T: Resiny fresh hops burn in the back of a sweet bread caramel candied oranges. It's a slow burn with the hops and the bitterness resides like citrus pine.
M: Somewhat syrupy, frothy, and smooth.
D: Pretty good. I'd only want to have two bottles in a row, though.

ne0m00re, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -27.4%

pavpav12, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of gpogo
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Hazed red amber body with a small white head.

A- Sweet malt aroma. Quite a bit of alcohol. Not much in the way of hop aroma.

T- Sweet malty alcohol with a nice bitterness throughout. No real hop flavors, but this was an aged bottle. Superbly alcoholy aftertaste.

M- Somewhat thick mouthfeel, but the moderate carbonation doesn't make it feel so thick.

D- I imagine this beer is much better fresh. That said it was enjoyable, but I'd be wary of drinking too many of these back to back.

gpogo, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of toppoop
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +9%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of pathead
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

pathead, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of 420Rick
4.75/5  rDev +15%

420Rick, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4/5  rDev -3.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Andrew041180
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Andrew041180, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of EJJ1848
4/5  rDev -3.1%

EJJ1848, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of hoplover82
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This DIPA is very impressive. From the hop profile, to the nutty, caramel maltiness, this beer is amazing.

It pours a beautiful foggy dark orange color. Up from the beer arises this tan head that sticks around till the shows over.

The flavor is so intense but smooth... I hope the Lord has this beer for me in Heaven.

There's truly no harshness to it. It's smooth sailin' all the way down. full bodied.

Thank you Great Divide. The Lord bless the hop harvest.

hoplover82, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of mattboyer182
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

mattboyer182, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of ajtorres311
4/5  rDev -3.1%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Dcunicelli, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Barnsley
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

dankjohn, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

ccurrid, Apr 30, 2014
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,590 ratings.