Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#3,495
Reviews:
1,594
Ratings:
4,225
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
658
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Ratings: 4,225 |  Reviews: 1,594
Photo of Bart4796
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Probably an unfair rating because it's over three months ago.

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber with a nice frothy creamy head, lacey. Apparently not filtered - lots of little bits floating around in there; The aroma is mild and good, not strongly hoppy; Flavor is quite tangy with a strong hint of alcohol; Feels crisp, zesty, reasonably smooth with moderate to high carbonation; Leaves a bit of a sour/bitter feeling in the back of the mouth; Not bad, but not a favorite.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost a red IPA. Malt finish overpowers the hops and leaves a dry pallate.

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Photo of DruC4
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Old double IPA malty style covers high alcohol but not hop forward at all. I was hoping for the hop accents to stand out. My personal preference are some of the newer style doubles not heavy malts. It comes down to preference.

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Photo of TheSussman
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JDoHo
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzarkPA
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tscanlon51
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urs
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grill20
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shortbox81
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,225 ratings