Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,962
Reviews:
1,592
Ratings:
4,216
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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Photo of claminat420
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured heavily into a standard pint glass. bottled on AUG 10 2017.

Appearance- a hazy copper color with a frothy off white tannish colored head. leaves decent lacing.

Aroma- a heavy caramel malt smell with some pine. nice.

Taste- like the smell but with some light citrus. abv is mellow for how high it is. bitterness is there but nothing crazy. has a light melon hop taste hidden in the background. like a cantaloupe or a watermelon. weird but not bad.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy body. good carbonation.

Drinkability- gonna drink this one and will gladly purchase more down the road.

Overall- for this brew being 10 months old i feel like it's warped more into a hoppy barleywine instead of a hop forward imperial ipa. the caramel malt is really the base of this brew. the pine and citrus is there but is mostly just on the fringe. wouldn't mind trying one fresh but even if you aged some slightly i like the barleywine aspect instead of turning into just an old expired rough imperial ipa. kinda reminds me of a seirra nevada bigfoot at this point.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy from start to finish. Love the malt. Delicious!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
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3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
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3/5  rDev -27.2%
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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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4.12/5  rDev 0%
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Rich aroma,

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3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,216 ratings