overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Pale orange-brown color. Cream head. Very good lace. A little bit hazy. Citrus hops in the scent and very malty. Nice and bitter but not overwhelming. A delicious IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
a touch cloudy copper color w/ a big frothy white head that laces well and stays well. smells of fucking num.... a big citrus hop and a nice blend of carmel malts and maybe a little cloves or something a touch spicy in the finish of my nose. Palate is a bit creamy and coats well is a 3.5 really. Flavor is a big bitter citrus malt w/ lots of full matl backing a real good balance of the malt and hop but a bit simple. I chased a ruination w/ this and this was better in my opinon. Jim thanks for bringing this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Deep gold in color with little floating particles and a small white head. Aroma of citrus,floral and caramel malt. Flavor starts assertively bitter and lingers to the finish with a presence of sweet malt as well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2005
The pour smelled of flowery pine, not pungent but pleasant, and yielded a huge, off-white head. It is clear and light orange in color, having some small, lively bubbles the entire time I quaffed. It yields bitter at first, but is nicely balanced overall with malts. It was creamy, almost frothy in my mouth, and finished with a smoother bittnernes. Great aroma and taste. My only critique is that it may be over carbonated.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfbeer (6) - USA - MAY 9, 2005 does not count
People make a lot of the bitterness of this beer. I think its just right. Its certainly not the first things I notice when tasting it. Clove spiced orange with raisins and brown sugar. The after bite stays with you sending the rich ripe aroma up into your nose for a minute after you swallow. Exceptional body, thicker than youd expect. Beautiful lace and creamy head. Fit for the gods indeed!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Excellent brew. Real citrusy with a nice body. I enjoyed this fine ale and will be paying attention to it in the future.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Good floral aroma of an IPA. Copper color body with off white head tha left lot of lacing on glass. Head settled to a thin layer over top of beer. Nice citrus flavor and at the end had a good grapefruit aftertase. Crisp on the palate, a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This beer has just the right balance of hops and malt to really impress me. Perhaps its the particular variety of hops. Imperial/Double IPAs can be overwhelming, but as with more subtle styles, lets focus on what theyre trying to do. This suceeds admirably, even though I havent beenvery tempted by Great Divides other offerings. I liked this very much- well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Draft: Darker oarnge. Very creamy,lacey,head. Even in a smokey,room this has a lovely piney,floral aroma while still being tastefully,malty as well. Aroma is just the start. Extremely smooth,creamy,but substantial,body. Although hops overtake the mouth,there is a great,malt,backbone that nicely,balances and makes this very interesting. Finish is hoppy and bready. Had a old bottle of this recently that tasted like a BW,that I would have rated lower,so Im rating the draft sample,which I couldnt get enough of.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Thanks to beeryum for this beer.

Poured dark amber and effervescent with a creamy off-white head. Very attractive. Aroma is of piney hops with a touch of candy and a hint of grass. Taste is very bitter with a detectable (though not extremely prevalent) malt backbone with a hint of grass. Good body. A very-well crafted IIPA.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 225 226 227  228  229 230 231 » 255
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5