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RATINGS: 2415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Amber, slightly hazy with a moderate off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and potent hops. Sweet malt flavor with plenty of citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, and pine flavors. Very sweet yet with an excellent hop finish to cool the palate. Quite enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Wow, packs a big punch. Tons of big piney hoppiness, not for the faint of heart. 85 IBUís? Nice. A very well crafted double IPA. Great colour, mouth feel, exactly what a hop head wants.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moody (12) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Canít put my finger on it. Strange aftertast I just canít describe with this one. Not bad. Pleasant and quite drinkable. Reminds me of the first time I tossed off. I enjoyed it, but I have to do it again to tell you why.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Amber color with a thick and lasting white head. Fantastic citrusy hop aroma that also reveals plenty of malt backing. Iím immediately struck by the strong Grapefruit flavors in this beer. At once, itís bitter and hoppy and immediately sweet. Perfectly balanced. This one will be making regular fridge appearances.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Deep amber colour, i.e. very dark for an India "Pale" Ale. The malty sweetness dominates the initial flavour but the finish is classic: Citric and very bitter. IMHO the beer is almost overbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Pours an almost orange amber that is nice and murky. The head is nice white and frothy, that slowly dissolves to a nice white combover. Nose is satisfying and piney. Palate is well balanced with a fantastic hop bitterness. Leaves a bitterness on the tongue that lasts and lasts. If youíre looking to take your hop addiction to the next level this is your ticket.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Red-amber with beige head. What can you say about this beer, the IBU is a whopping 85. The experience is completely dominated by cascade and bitter hops. Palate is full and syrapy. I happen to like bitter beer...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Big, bold, bitter! What a great experience! the aroma is a citrusy hint of the big bite of hops to follow. The ale pours a cloudy copper brown, with a tan, rocky head that leaves a fine lace pattern. The malt does have some toffee undertones, but the overall experience is hops, hops, and more hops. I like hops a lot, so I was fond of this offering from Great Divide, but I have to conur with sayravaiís review and note that the malt character is a bit underwhelming in comparison, thus my lower overall rating. Mouthfeel was medium, as would be expected of the style, and though the alcohol content is significantly higher than your normal IPA, it doesnít really come thorugh in the nose, the flavor, or the finish. This brew is for the lover of fine hops!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Clear amber color with a large, foamy and lacy, tanned head. Fruity-hoppy, lemony aroma with some sugar, not very strong. Woody-hoppy, fruity flavor with a long very bitter aftertaste. Not quite enough malt to balance the hops. Medium-bodied, very bitter palate with low carbonation. A strong and hoppy IPA, but not very balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (12335) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Hazy orange, nice creamy offwhite head. Very hoppy and spicy aroma, orange and with floral notes, dry and with citrus and grapefruit. Very, very hoppy flavor, dry, grassy, pine notes and some malty notes can also be found next to the almost extreme hoppiness. Great to feel how almost no alcohol comes through.


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