Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
4,157 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
Ratings:
4,157
Reviews:
1,583
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
284
Gots:
625
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,157 |  Reviews: 1,583
Photo of Cujo65
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dhbiker0889
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of BeerGreg
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of steevbr
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kcman91
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of timesnewspartan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JasonTaverner
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of deadliest
2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mattyb79
2.8/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just recently started getting Great Divide here, so I was very excited to try this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a bottling date of 9/13/13.

A: Relatively clear, orange/amber liquid with about 1 finger head. Not bad looking, but nothing special either.

S: This is where it started to fall apart for me. I spent maybe 5 minutes trying to get a good feel for the aroma of this brew because it just seemed so off from what I expected. I get a very faint whiff of citrusy fruity hops and...almost nothing else. The only other aroma I could get off of it reminded me of piss. I hate saying that, but it was the first thing that came to mind every time I tried.

T: There was no redeeming quality here unfortunately. Bitter, piney hop taste followed by a huge caramel malt flavor. The bad part came in the finish which tasted like soap...not a little either, more like the flavor you would get from accidentally getting dishwashing liquid in your mouth.

M: Not a bad mouthfeel, but with all the bad flavors going on, I just wanted to swallow it quickly without thinking too much about it.

O: I cant believe this beer was as bad as it was. If this is what it is supposed to taste like, I have no idea how the ratings are so high. I'm going to try to track down a fresh bottle and re evaluate this, because what I drank doesn't seem like what everyone else is drinking...at least I really hope not.

 1,403 characters

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. Bottled on 9/10. Consumed on 10/20.

A - Amber in color. Poured no head. Light carbonation. No lacing as liquid receded.

S - Moderately fragrant. Apricot and brown sugar.

T - Dominant malt backbone. Moderate sweetness composed of maple syrup, nutmeg, and hazelnut. Some tartness composed of orange and pineapple with a lemon rind finish. Key note is that mat backbone was dominant throughout. Some alcohol notes.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nothing remarkable.

O - A mess. Malt backbone over powering and inappropriate for an IPA or DIPA. Not recommended.

 618 characters

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of lenbert
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Stwinchy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Cheld
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,157 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe