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:
4,170
Reviews:
1,585
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
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289
Gots:
627
For Trade:
8
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a wine guy, getting into beer thanks to two cool chicks. This is my first review, so I apologize. Bought this in Atlanta and impressed. Great orange/copper color and bubble bath head. Caramel nose is best part but one dimensional. A little flat in the mouth but tasty. Good balance of apricots caramel floral pine and nice hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perhaps unfair, I tried this after having Evil Twin’s Molotov Cocktail.  Unremarkable at the time, it seemed as though it wasn’t malty or hoppy enough to be a DIPA.  I judge all my DIPAs against Heady, and this seemed thin and lacking flavor.  I’ll have to revisit it on a fresh palate to give it another whirl and see if my initial impressions were correct, but for now, there are many other DIPAs I’ll reach for (hello Dirtwolf!)

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Came back to re-rank this one higher. The more I try this one the better I like it.

If you're considering this one, just do it. Not one to pass up.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/13/13, Drink 12/18/13

The color is very good for a double IPA, a deep golden light haze as the beer settles in the glass.

The smell on the nose is sweet fruity hops at first. Their is some alcohol present at the back-end but is mostly covered up by the fruitiness of the hops, or maybe malts?

This double IPA is honestly mildly bitter in my opinion. From the first taste I get notes of fruits and then citrus. I do get the presence of alcohol but it is very very mild for a 10% abv beer. Their is some bitterness on the after taste but not a lot.

Overall this is a great double IPA, very drinkable and I definitely recommend this if you have not tried it. Watch out though this beer will sneak up on you.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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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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3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a rich, dense, cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Resin, mint, pine, grapefruit, and earthy hops form the initial aroma. There's a slightly sweet, bready, toasted malt component underlying the hop notes.

Flavor is sweet and earthy initially, with citrus pith hitting mid palate, finishing earthy, resiny, and a touch bitter. Caramel malt forms the backbone.

Body is full, with fairly low carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

I expected more hop character. The sweetness of the malt is somewhat overwhelming. Bitter hops counter in the finish, but the middle ground is lacking a bit. This may have passed muster back in the day, but times...they are a changin'.

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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%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 4,170 ratings.
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