Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

4,157 Ratings
Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass (47F). Bottled 17 May 2011; served 15 Oct 2011.

A-Pours a cloudy golden orange. Thin head with heavy lacing. Lacing goes from rim to beer level with every drink.

S-Aroma is dominated by sweet/nutty malt with slight resinous/pine.

T-Primarily a nutty malt flavor; nice sweet caramel on the finish. Pine come through on careful drinks. The sweet malt and bitter hop flavors are balanced and last nicely.

M-Starts light and slick then finishes slightly heavier and sticky.

O-Given the big nose and bigger flavor, incredibly drinkable. The lasting flavors on the palate encourage another drink. The lasting flavor on the palate sticks but is pleasant given the sweet character of the malts.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A : clear orange/copper colored. Pours a small bubbly head with a quite long lasting lacing.

S : Citrusy, hoppy, but not agressive given the IBU.

T : Sweet, very malty and resinous. Alcohol is very well hidden ! Finishes dry with a clear pine hop aftertaste.

M : Medium bodied with a good carbonation.

O : Nice brew, bitterness is well balanced by the malty sweetness, making it very enjoyable to savor slowly !

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wiseman Justin Reporting from the great divide brewery on July 26th, 2010.

Appearance: Very clear, very burnt honey. When held to light the color changes from honey to blonde at the thin part of glass. The head was two finger and very nice. Head retention is low but a nice ring is allowed to remain for the ride. Lacing is average.

Smell: There's the hops, I was worried the brewery didn't know what an I2PA were supposed to smell like from my last encounter with their other I2PA. Very woody, slightly meety smell. A "Roasted" smell that reminds me, but in no way actually does, of cooking popcorn. A sweet smell hangs out in the background which Wiselady natalia says smells like cotton candy. A lot going on here but not always in a good way. When we drank about half the glass we started getting Mangos on nose. Thats the fruit rocking out. (4.0)

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very meaty, hoppy taste. I love it. First and second I2PA I've ever liked found right here at this brewery. This one is much more aggressive which scores points. Slightly chewy in the mouth. The alcohol is untastable but I noticed a slight numbing in my lips. T (4.5) M (4.5)

Drinkability: Highly Drinkable I2PA. Something tells me in the future I might, (Maybe) grow tired of it. I liked their 16th anniversary I2PA better. Right now I'm loving both though (4.0)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep orange, copper. Nice two finger off white head. Lace throughout.

S - Piney, floral, hop aroma. Cookie, malt.

T - Nutty malt flavor. Strong hops of pine and citrus and moderately bitter. Sweet.

O/ M - Medium mouthfeel. Piney and citrus hop flavor give a great flavor that is nicely balanced by sweetness. A great DIPA.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful DIPA. Great mix of hop. Pine, citrus, along with funky goodness. Th malt do smammice job of bringing it all together. I should have brought home a bomber!

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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