Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company

Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,351
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,370
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 11.41%
Ratings:
4,267
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 05:53 AM
Added:
Apr 11, 2004
Wants:
  294
Gots:
  662
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
Notes: 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.

2007 Australian International Beer Awards, Gold Medal, Imperial IPA
2008 Australian International Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Imperial IPA
2009 Australian International Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Imperial IPA
2010 BeerAdvocate “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth,” #48
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3.96 by 2beerdogs from California on Today at 05:53 AM
 
4.21 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Nov 27, 2021
 
4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 12, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

pine pine pine bitter bitter bitter bready bready

very old school, not hoppy

Aug 21, 2021
 
4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Aug 07, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TBoneJones from Texas

Citrus hints and malt dominates this dipa and the hops come in the form of deep woods/ pine forest. Other more non-description tropical fruits appear as this warms. You’ll hear others say this really comes to life as it warms. I agree. Tasty stuff. Big pine notes with plenty of sweet nutty/ tea-like malts without the sweetness being a turnoff. Like many also note, the hops don’t dominate here.

Jul 17, 2021
 
4.27 by igl from Russian Federation on Jul 14, 2021
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3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by KT3418 from Colorado

The can I have isn't expired but not the freshest but this is so malty im wondering if they some how canned a brown ale. If this how this normally is then it's honestly awful to me. Zero hops just malt, like this is so disappointing I'll have to try again to see.


Seeing as how I have the lowest review on here I looked at others and they're all as flabbergasted as I am. I really hope we all got bad bottles or cans and it will be better next time.


Update, after trying again I more or less confirmed what I thought while also liking this more. Still not for me but for those more into malty IPA'S.

May 21, 2021
 
2.7 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
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3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

Rerate, 355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.1%., 85 IBU. Orange to amber colour, slightly hazy. Moderate but lasting off-white head with an orangey hue. Pleasant aroma of fruity American hops. The flavour is an aggressive hoppy explosion from start to finish, on a malty sweet (too sweet?) background. Very bitter aftertaste. "Not for the faint of heart" - but I MIGHT get used to this ... I’m upping it a point. Original rating: Bottle, at The Rover, Göteborg. Amber colour, hazy. Sweet and alcoholic aroma and flavour, but also plenty of hops, as expected from a "double IPA". A bit overdone on both sweetness and hops in my book, but still a good beer.

Mar 20, 2021
 
3.79 by emerge077 from Illinois on Mar 18, 2021
 
3.77 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2021
 
4.09 by warrenc from Oregon on Jan 11, 2021
 
4.25 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Oct 05, 2020
 
4.06 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 19, 2020
 
2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 04, 2020
 
2.8 by Wolvesinthetaproom from New Hampshire on Jan 03, 2020
 
4.35 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
 
4.06 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 14, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on SEP 24 2019. Poured in to an Erdinger pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy darker golden amber color, glorious off-white head that slowly recedes, beautiful lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), honey/caramel malts, resinous pine, over-ripe tropical fruits (mango, passionfruit and light pineapple), some stone fruit. Light spicy/herbal notes.

Taste- The honey sweet malts are much more prevalent in the taste than the aroma. The hoppy fruitiness and pine assert themselves in the finish, well balanced.

Feel- Rich, full bodied with faint alcohol tones. Very smooth with a solid semi-dry bitter finish. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- A really nice DIPA. A little pricey but I'll be coming back to this one.

Nov 03, 2019
 
4.14 by nyrblue2 from New York on Oct 27, 2019
 
4 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma on Oct 17, 2019
 
4.25 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Sep 06, 2019
 
4.08 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Aug 22, 2019
 
4.16 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
 
4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on May 05, 2019
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 20, 2019
 
4.48 by ziizii from Czech Republic on Apr 11, 2019
 
4.25 by Juno106 from Florida on Apr 09, 2019
 
4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2019
 
3.4 by Dicers from Colorado on Jan 15, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 1/22/12: Pours deep gold/pale amber with 2 fingers of frothy, beige, somewhat lasting head which leaves a heavy, pasty lacing behind as it recedes. Aroma is citrusy orange hops and sweet caramel malts. Taste is huge hoppiness! Oily with orange zest in a malt background of cane syrup and caramel. Big hop bite and bitterness from start into the aftertaste. Taste is complex, almost in an abbey ale sort of way. Alcohol is well hidden for a 10% ABV until the brew reaches room temperature where it blossoms.

Jan 04, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rvisual from Texas

Found this at T0tal W!ne in Houston after missing it on the local shelves for several years.
Probably more than a bit overpriced i.e. you can find better brews for less money. But, it's an excellent beer, good taste but not overly hopped and little or no juniper or other cringe-worthy (for some people!) ingredients. Herc is a very worthwhile brew which has been around for quite a while. If you're looking to test drive an IPA, this is a great choice.

Dec 28, 2018
 
3.87 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Dec 22, 2018
 
3.85 by BIGPOPPAS from New Jersey on Dec 18, 2018
 
4.46 by waddy from South Carolina on Dec 16, 2018
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.75 by pvibeer from Colorado on Nov 25, 2018
 
4 by scottyshades from Florida on Nov 10, 2018
 
3.5 by zbooks from Texas on Nov 03, 2018
Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 4267 ratings