Hercules Double IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Hercules Double IPAHercules Double IPA
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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
Ranking:
#1,793
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
4,202
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
641
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,202 |  Reviews: 1,591
Photo of dm123
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of murrayswine
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pored a deep amber wth a nice thick white head and sticky lacing.
The smell is a bit mineraly and hugely hopped. I cant detect an ounce of malt. It's almost a bit skunky in the smell, kind of like a wet dog.
The taste is ripped with hopps; just the way I like it. Slower malts only reflect in a subtly sweet taste that lingers slowly on the tongue.
Most definately a hop head's dream beer. I am a huge hop head, and except for the over ripe nose, this beer is damn good.

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Photo of GimpyCane
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack over the weekend and upon opening the bottle the heavy grapefruit hoppy aroma rushed out into my nose. I also got a whiff of yeast bread w/ a perfume hint of alcohol. Poured vigorously a 2 inch frothy head w/ a hazy rosy orange hue that left an excellent amount of lacing. The flavor and feel was an intense bitter beginning that ending dry and grapefruit bitter w/ a light syrup medium body, lively carbonated and a hint of alcohol. Overall, IMO this brew is solid. Love how Hercules brings the intense yet clean and crisp flavor and aroma it has to offer. My wife and I tried it with some Asigo cheese sundried tomato bread and it was outstanding.

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Photo of bnuttz
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear copper color with a thick and smooth creamy white head of foam. Smell is typical citric hoppy ipa smell. Smell is also very sweet and fruity. Taste is fully sweet, like it is doused with a bag of brown sugar. But this balances out the hop bitterness nicely. The hops are spicy, but yet citric and fruity. Very nice. Mouthfeel is thick and full. This is great stuff but a little too sweet to be highly drinkable. An ipa I will be back to.

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

Photo of rchristensen
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jrenn
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of seanmugs
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of ericdupont
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of TrickKnee
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, didnt get the bomber. Color was a nice bright amber color with a small amount of head. Wonderfull smell of citrus and pine. Only problem I noticed was a small amount of metallic taste in the finish. I had a Stone 10th right before this so It might have messed up my taste buds. I want ot try this on its own to see how it is. Definetly a top notch double IPA though.

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Photo of rwrk42
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: a dark golden copper with a nice head that sticks to the glass all the way down
Smell: Hops, hops and more hops along with a faint citrus smell.
Taste: A nice malty, pine and hops taste. Smooth with a bitter hop finish
A great Double IPA which I highly recommend. The 9.1% ABV can be deceiving.

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Photo of maleman
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. brew date on bottle. poured hazy deep amber with one finger head that receded into a thin cap. nice, clingy lacing.

S - hops very evident, some sweet bread notes.

T - malts come through right at the start...very bready with pepper mixed in.

M - medium-bodied, not much carbonation. has a full mouth feel. aftertaste is bold.

D - this is my first offering from Great Divide and i like it very much. will be trying more of their beers, but i'm sure i'll be revisiting this quite often.

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Photo of KarlSpackler
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DrumKid003
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JKIPA05
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Sheldog
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of CalebDouglas
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shakydog68
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of JGebers
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of inanity
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Poured from 12oz brown bottle to pint glass at home. Lots of hype surrounding this one.

A: Color was orange to a deep, glowing amber. Good sized head, about a finger thick and lots of good lace that hung around for the duration. Steady stream of carbonation and lots of yeast sediment that just wouldn’t settle. I guess there’s so much malt it’ll take a while for the yeast to settle through the syrup.
S: Definitely picked up the piney scent of the hops, but the nutty malt sweetness was what most dominated the nose. I can already tell this is going to be a huge beer.
T: A quick touch of sweetness followed by an onrush of overwhelming hop bitterness. Lots of grapefruit flavors and mouth-puckering piney bite. The candy, toffee-like malt balances this pretty well. There’s a whole lot here competing for your attention. Finishes with a very strong alcohol warmth. Overall, the taste is very good.
M: Slick, oily, fully mouthcoating, with a large body and medium carbonation.
D: Very tasty. Way too much beer in here to be a real session beer, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I’d like to line this up against DFH 90min see which one has an edge.

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Photo of rgrholmes168
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first aspect of this beer that I noticed was a nice thick 2 finger head that did not disappated all the way, but did leave a slight bit of lace.

The malt seems to stand out on my first full whiff, but as the beer begins to warm, the hopsbegin to break through to the top.

The color is a nice dark orange that was hazy and showed a slight bit of carbonation bubbling to the surface. There are also small flakes floating in the beer.

The malt taste is very distinctive as the beer hits your tongue. Although, the first taste is a bit sweet, the hops hit the back of your mouth as you complete your tasting. The aftertaste is not bitter, but very pleasing.

The beer is fairly light on the palate and leaves a nice trail of lace as you finish it.
The ABV is fairly high, which does affect the drinkablility a slight bit, but it is not that noticeable.

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Photo of ebin6
2.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark amber coloring with a decent head which hung around as expected

S - Funky, sweaty hop smell with fruity citrus finishing

T - Deep, throaty malt profile that stays on the lower half of the tongue. Different than most DIPAs I've had, not as hoppy as I expected

M - Unexpected action on the roof of the mouth considering the sub-par taste

D - Very drinkable considering the 10% ABV, though not something I'd have a substantial amount of

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Photo of SLUGLIFE
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Dudon
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hercules Double IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,202 ratings
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