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Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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4,196 Ratings
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:
#1,745
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,196
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
638
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,196 |  Reviews: 1,591
Photo of Balatro47
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Muss42
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M3rk22
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moons66
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blognog
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The hoppy punch fell short of expectations.

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Photo of clarkd28
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Amber with a nice head and hoppy aroma. A very nice malty base upon which the hops provide a balanced flavor profile. This is a very enjoyable example of a DIPA.

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Photo of Hawaiipa
4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JoeLev
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXMRTN
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rarigney
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the right side of the bottle: "BOTTLED ON: MAR 09 2017"

Appearance: The body is a dark copper color. It is opaque but large chunks of sediment are visible in the form of dark shadows. The head is short and white which quickly recedes to a white ring leaving no lacing.

Aroma: There is a light caramel and malt scent with a bit of pine.

Taste: It has a nice malty backbone which is apparent from start to finish. Up front the beer has this slightly sweet malt flavor which transitions into a grainy taste at the end. The malt flavor is very good. Accompanying the malt is a bitter pine flavor which is fairly strong. It is important to note that while the beer boasts "10.0% ALC. BY VOL." on the label the alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: It has bright carbonation and a sharp, strong bitterness. The beer has a medium body and although there is sediment visible in the glass it has a clean finish.

Overall: It is a pretty standard Double IPA without any bells or whistles but that is what is enjoyable about the beer. It tastes the way one would expect a Double IPA to taste. One element that brings this beer out of the average rank and file of other Double IPA beers is the nice grain flavor in the finish. Another element that is noteworthy is the clean mouthfeel that delivers an exceptionally pointed bitterness. Although I wasn't a fan of the loads of sediment in the beer I would still drink it again and I would recommend it to others. Just ignore the sediment and let the flavor do all the talking.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark hazy brown color with a thin white semi-foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light messy lacing The aroma starts off with some glazed orange/citrus peel/rind bitter to sweet hops with some piney bitterness. Caramel malt balances in a sweet malty way. The flavor takes the sweetness of the hops to the sweetness of the malts to enunciate a low riding overall sweetness. Light tobacco smooths into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slidingly smooth sipping quality to it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Overall, old school styled DIPA that alleviates the pain of wanting it to be modernized. So, it’s built to last malty body helps it make it the sipper that it is.

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Photo of Seeker_11
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Over carbitrated and lacking the full double ipa flavor. Not impressed

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Photo of maltznhopz
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,196 ratings
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