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RATINGS: 2569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Hoppier, maltier and with more alcohol than a standard IPA, Hercules Double IPA definitely is not for the faint of heart. Hercules Double IPA is, however, an elixir fit for the gods. A brash but creamy wonder, Hercules pours a deep orange-coppery color, forming substantial lace in the glass. Hercules Double IPA delivers a huge amount of piney, floral, and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from start to finish. A hefty backbone of nutty, toffee-like malt character balances Hercules’ aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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4.4
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 GIANT hoppy aroma! Flavor is of coursae, hoppy,with a tangy but smooth grapefruit flavor. Very good.

3.9
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2006 Pours deep orange almost copper. Thick off white head which sticks to the glass all the way down which is a cool look. Very citrucy. The further down the glass I got the bigger the aftertaste bite.

4.3
agl108 (1242) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2006
On draft. Pours a hazy, dark orange with thick off-white head. Probably as much lace as I’ve ever seen in a glass. Nose is a blast of pine and citrusy hops. Flavor is loaded with hops and plenty bitter but also nice and malty. A fantastic beer.

4.3
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
This brew is a nice citrus hop-bomb of an IPA. Pours a nice deep copper color and leaves big thick lacing rings around the glass. Citrus flavors definitely dominate this DIPA, especially grapefruit. Very tasty, if you see it, then pick it up!

4.1
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
22 oz bomber all to myself. Poured a beautiful copper amber into an Athenian Lager glass, and formed a creamy golden head. Aroma was hops and sweet pale malt, subdued and very pleasant. The first sip really gets your attention with serious hops. Then the malts come in, thick and faintly sweet and chewy. The finish is what you expect from a hop monster.. long, dry, and bitter. Though heavily hopped, the hops used have an excellent flavor and make this an enjoyable, if challenging beer to drink. Everything in the brew is intense and pretty much what I expected, having previously had their awesome Yeti Stout. The 9.1% abv will quickly slip up on you, but its well hidden by the intense flavors. This is yet another well crafted brew to Great Divide’s credit. Hopheads will love this one, and its an awesome sipper for anyone who can handle the 85 IBU’s. $4.99 at Broudy’s, Jacksonville FL.

4.3
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Had this on tap in Decatur, GA at The Brick Store. If you come to Atlanta it is a great place to go. What an amazing IPA2. Very cloudy orange with a great white head that liinngggeeeerrreeedd. The taste was such a great combo of citrus and malt with the overtones of hops that you don’t even begin to taste the ABV. If I didn’t need a job I would just drink this all day.

4
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Yet another top notch brew from Great Divide. I thouroughly enjoy their beers and this did not disappoint at all! Intense all the way around but drinkable as any DIPA can be. Aroma was not overpowering but assertive in the hop and malt characters. It lets you know you are consuming a DIPA but it won’t melt the nose hairs like some DIPA’s can (not that it’s a bad thing). Appearance was simply copper in color, nice head. Moutfheel is medium-bodied. Flavors were excellent, very nicely balanced between hops and malt with neither overpowering the other. Easily one of the best DIPA’s I’ve had.

4.1
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle [bomber] Amber color. Nice creamy head [that slowly dwindles away] Nice lace all the way down. Some nice hoppy aroma, but not very strong. Nice big hoppy flavor. good malt balance. This is a good real double IPA. Hint of sweetness of malt. Great bitter aftertaste.

3.8
CMUBEERMAN (443) - - MAY 21, 2006
I’ve had this before, but this is the first time in a year or so. Pours a clear and pale caramel yellow with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is piney and sweet...but not too strong...it might be a bit weak actually...at least for a beer named after an archetype. Flavor is a bit more on point. Tasty piney hops give a bit of bitterness...but the malt backbone of this double IPA is what makes it a real hero...delicious. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours pinkish brown, a bit darker than a regular IPA, with a tall, foamy white head that leaves spotty lacing. Scent is strong, of sharp grapefruit. Flavor is also extremely hoppy, mostly citrus, with a sticky sweetness lurking in the background. This beer feels sticky and thick, with lots of effervescence in the glass, but not too much carbonation in the mouth. Finishes bitter, leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. This beer is a showcase of the best of Great Divide hops. I prefer it to their barleywine, just because the hops seem to have flavor instead of just plain bitterness.


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