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
Ratings:
4,169
Reviews:
1,585
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
627
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,169 |  Reviews: 1,585
Photo of AdamBear
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark orange gold with a thick and foamy light tan head

S-smells like a nice mix of fresh hop pellets. Smells like how it does when your adding hops while brewing. Smells real good. Medium strength. Some citrus to it as well.

T- comes in with a very bitter flavor of hops. Reminds me of chewing on fresh hop leaf. Only thing is that the flavors themselves aren't too strong. It's a good flavor with a small hint of grainy pumpernickel. The bitterness is lasting, the flavors aren't.

M-almost watery. Not much carbonation. Watery finish.

O-it's an easy drinking double IPA. They flavors are mild, but there's no off flavors which is a plus, and the bitterness is all that's expected from the style. I don't expect people to go crazy over this, but I recommend it to IPA fans who want something different.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of timontheroad
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/25. Clear dark amber color, nice big fluffy head, great retention and lacing. Aroma was pretty sweet up front, with just a bit of citrus and pineapple in the nose. The flavor was pretty malty, with just a touch of pineapple and some light grapefruit flavors, a bit of a malt bomb, guess it didn't hold up too well. The mouthfeel was pretty thick and creamy, nice. Overall, not a bad beer, but not great either. I've had some not-so-fresh Titan IPAs that seemed to hold up very well, perhaps this one wasn't store in ideal conditions. Still will be buying this in the future though.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Orange, slight haze, very nice finger of off white head. Little lacing left behind. Slight haze.

S - Pine resin, light biscuit.

T - Very hop forward, malt is in there somewhere because it cuts the hops, but not enough to really say what it is.

M - Medium body, medium carb. Nice coating of the palate.

O - Excellent DIPA. 10% ABV is well hidden. I would definitely recommend and seek out again.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,169 ratings.
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