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RATINGS: 2452   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).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 66 cl bottle. Amber colour with a fizzy head. Extreme aroma of hops and only hops. Also very hoppy flavour with a alcoholic finish, a great tasty beer, endeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
22 oz bottle via trade w/ TChrome. Poured a deep copper with an average sized head. Huge pine and citrus hop nose with caramel malt and alcohol hiding in the background. Massive pine and citrus hops in the flavor as promised by the nose. Good base of malt present as well. Medium bodied and a little syrupy on the mouthfeel. Overall I was not real impressed with this beer. Extremely hoppy (like punch-you-in-the-face hoppy), but it didnít seem to have the depth and complexity in the hop profile that I want from IIPAís. Just a boatload of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2005
This beer stands up to the strength that the name implies. The deep orange color of the body is surprisingly crisp and soothing. The first few sips are very strong and hoppy and seemed to hit the roof of my mouth more than my tongue. As the beer warms a bit the body gets thicker and absorbs more into my tongue and the hop character becomes more unique. This is a great beer that will knock you down if your not careful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Very bitter and sharp Imperial. Pours clear dark amber with a humongous white, fluffy head. Aroma is all hops, with some citrus and a wooden scent. Taste is bitter hops, with no sweetness. It has a nice back of malt and resin, which grows on you after a few pulls. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 A pale ale with with a bit of an amber tint. Taste is dominated by the crisp and bitter hops. Earthy undertones of pine and citrus. Not for the faint at heart.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
A reddish tinge to a medium bodied amber color. Mellow crisp orange citrus with a pine undertone aroma. Pleasantly bitter taste, smooth mouthfeel and a desirable peach like taste and mouthfeel ( like Bellís 2-heart). The more I try the more I like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a hazy copper with a creamy offwhite head. Aromas of grapefruit, and orange with a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of grapefruit rind with a bit of carmel and a hint of pine with a bitter end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
22 oz. bomber at The Map Room. Pours a cloudy amber/orange. There are mild fruits and malts on the nose along with the usual pine and citrus. The taste was at a bit sweet with a large malt presence. As i made my way through the bottle it really started to grow on me and the balance struck me as nothing short of spectacular. This one is really nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 This is where blind partiality to this style gets me. Suckered in every time by a great over-the-top no-remorse taste-bud scorcher. Ridiculously massive head that retains well beyond pour. Heck, halfway down the glass itís still a good quarter-inch thick and standing. Lace is ridiculous. I had to add a bonus point onto the overall to better account for the ridiculous appearance. Heck, this is beyond ridiculous, and into ludicrous. Light speed too slow. The rest is not some mere afterthought, either. Aroma highly floral. Delivery an ace. Massive hop flavor, some stickiness but thatís to be expected. Creamy finish, lingering hoppy dryness. Iíve got a 8===D for this kind of beer! No apologies required!
Currently listening: John Barry movie scores. So Morricone ainít the only great film composer out there . . .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2005
Big floral hop nose - fresh. Doughy and even smokey aromas. Opaque ruddy-orange color, foamy off-white head. Big chewy malt body with some sweet caramel that gets overwhelmed by an insanely powerful hop bitter. Complex and mouth drying. Bitter for sure. Gritty texture at the end. Grapefruit-like too. Alcohol is detectable after the swallow, intensifying the flavor. Not for the weak at heart. A hop-headís delight. Like a barlywine - recalls Bigfoot.


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