Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
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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.

Added by filabrazilia on 04-11-2004

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Photo of billybob
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours orange copper color, cloudy with small bits floating in it. three finger light tan head that holds fairly well and a nice sticky lace. smell is fruity, citrus, and pine. taste is sweet caramel with a fruity flavor and a tart grapefruit and hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. drinkability, all i can say is i wish i had more.

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Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of litheum94
3.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 9/30/10. Reviewed 5/3/11. Picked up at the Bruery Provisions.

Orange-brown body with a bubbly, small, light tan head. Settles out to a patchy cover. Tons of sediment is suspended in the body.

Loads of tropical fruit aromas; mango and papaya. Some grapefruit hops. Sweet Carmel malts, with a little nuttiness. Candy like sweetness. Overall, the aroma profile leans toward the sweet side.

Sweet, tropical fruit leads the way in the mouth. Malt middle, nutty and full. Some carmel tones. Finish is piney and bitter, with a residual sweetness.

This might have been past it's prime, as I wasn't too impressed. The sediment makes me think this was too old.

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Photo of Kromes
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A clear copper color with a thick tan colored head that laces the sides of the glass.

S: Toasted malt and pine and fruity hop aroma.

T: The toasted malt is apparent up front and then the pine hops and alcohol kick in. Finishes a little bitter and peppery from the alcohol.

M: Medium body and peppery, dry and warm from the alcohol.

O: A really good double IPA. Recommend picking up if you like bitter hop.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at O'Brien's, San Diego.

Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange color with a light white head. Nice, mild grapefruit aroma. The flavor starts off with citrus and a bit of sweetness, and finishes with a bit more spice. Medium-bodied with mild carbonation. Hard to believe this is 10% ABV! It is very mild for a double IPA, but in a good way, as there's no harshness in either the bitterness or the sweetness. Not the most exciting DIPA, but definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Anonymous1
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of SilentSabre
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bloody Hell !! I absolutely do not care for hops at all. I don't care for the smell, the taste, or the after taste they impart on one's palate. Hoppy brews just aren't for me. I have been told by many friends, however, that I should try more of them and perhaps I'd learn to like them if only I could find one I really enjoy. This one is IT. This is a truly amazing beer. Just delicious!!! The appearance didn't really have any special appeal to me due to the fact that I am a porter/stout drinker, but it did look quite nice with its fluffly pillow-like head of foam. Orange / rust in colour. The smell is sweet and hoppy with a crippling amount of grapefruit present. The taste? I hope you really like grapefruit if you plan on tasting this. Staggering levels of grapefruit present in the taste with a pleasantly bitter hop bite. The mouthfeel is possibly the smoothest, easiest to drink beer I have ever had. This is just incredible. If you are a fan of tremendously hoppy brews, or even if you aren't I highly recommend you try this brew. Simply Smashing!!!

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Photo of bmurray10
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of scottspencer
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of kguard
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnj21655
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, no freshness date

Pours a fairly vibrant amber color with almost two fingers of light tan head that sticks around a rather long time. Aroma is pretty good. Pine and citrus hops are initially dominant but then malts come a bit more the to forefront. There is a rather large malt presence for a DIPA with a fair amount of caramel and a bit of sweetness. There is also a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Taste is very reminiscent of the aroma with a good american hop presence. The malt flavor seems a bit more restrained than the aroma. The malt character that is there is caramel but very much in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty good with a medium body and moderate+ carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good as well. The alcohol presence is restrained given the 9.1% ABV. Overall I found this rather enjoyable but it seemed to have a touch too much body and a bit too much caramel malt character.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of EJJ1848
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of KingforaDay
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,206 ratings