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Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
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4,198 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:
#1,758
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,198
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
638
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,198 |  Reviews: 1,591
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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Photo of ScottP
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dsruble3
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

The somewhat hazy, butterscotch-colored body bears a white head, which while slim, still leaves spotty lacing. The scent is surprisingly sweet and malty: buttered biscuits, caramel, and a chunk of honeycomb smell scrumptious, but were it not for some soft citrus hops, the aroma would be far from that of any IPA. The maltier taste is similar to Dogfish Head's 90-minute IPA, with the medium-high bitterness and resinous hop flavor being soothed by a ribbon of creamy caramel. It's even lighter and brighter than 90-minute however, and also less fruity, making for a simple and deceptive high alcohol content beer. The DIPA-ness may come through most in the mouthfeel, which is more creamy than crisp, and bears a light, and pleasant alcohol warming sensation in the finish. Ultimately, the recipe is a bit lacking complexity, but it still makes for a tasty, uniquely gentle take on the classic DIPA.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Beergium. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 2x07. Deliciously sweet, with some between orange and pineapple that feels very refreshing. Dangerously drinkable. ABV very hidden

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jasonban4
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hophead717
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyleri33
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bissel328
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good dipa. Full of character. A bit boozy. Floral, piney and citrusy. A bit sweet but not cloying.
Warming alcohol. Quite balanced even with the high bitterness

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Photo of Zanico
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phatsmackey
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,198 ratings
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