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Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
BA SCORE
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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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,196 |  Reviews: 1,591
Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwuenschell
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of CrashingConcord
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

While the infamous Yeti seems to garner much of the press for Denver's hometown heroes, Hercules is certainly not deserving of existence in anyone else's shadow. This is a monster, for sure. The pour is burnt orange with a notable amount of residual yeast specks, darker than the modern expected IPA, signalling a solid malt backbone to come. While this has all the bitter goodness one wishes for in a hop-forward brew - smelling mostly of strong grapefruit and a little grass - and the taste delivers in spades, it bounces back and fourth seamlessly between that and a malty sweetness almost reminiscent of almond extract. Between the phenomenal balance of flavor, my quiet desire that this was easier to session, and my personal bias for a badass success of a Denver brewery, one of the best Doubles I've had the chance to try.

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Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, malts. Taste is piney, tropical fruits, alcohol, some malts and resin. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer, but I was expecting a little more.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.72/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

**
03/25/15
Aroma is nice: orange, lemon, grapefruit, grasses.
Appearance: dark yellow orange. Above avg. White head.
Taste: lots of pine. Offensive. Grass, hops. Fruit in the aroma is blocked by the overly strong grassy/woody character. Feel: Lively carbonation.

Ok. An unfortunate product of the IPA craze.

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

Photo of PSanger
3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I do not agree with those strong reviews. This is a good beer but in my opinion not worth 9$ for a 12 oz. good beer good quality but NOT exceptional

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Photo of Seanecy
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper color with a small head and substantial lacing. Nose is a light, with some piney hops and malt. Very smooth and balanced flavor, with a great hop presence balanced by a little malt. Overall a great DIPA.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer is orange and clear, little carbonation but a thin foamy head that laced the glass. The beer smells of sugary malts and bread, pine, and orange. The beer has a nice sweet malty flavor upfront but then a splash of orange and piney hops kick in. The beer has a nice toasty flavor throughout. The beer has medium body and a nice drying.

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Photo of travelguy
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tekstr1der
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy light brown with finger of tan head that hangs around. Aroma is a balance of floral hop and earthy malt belying what's to come. Flavor packs a punch of bitter citrus rind mid-sip, and finishes with some lingering bitter. While the alcohol is masked in flavor it makes its presence obvious in the brain!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good orange pour on this one, 3/5" off white head. Aroma drops them old school hops and a big wave of alcohol.

Taste hits the high 90ibu bitter notes, lots of hefty malt here, crystal malt, english pale malt, two row it seems. Lots of grapefruit. Straddles barleywine territory for sure. Bitterness is definitely the first and last thing you grasp on this one. Not as boozy as it smells.

Enjoyable but you better be ready for the big bitter time. Don't come here looking for any of your fruity melon and citrus hops.

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