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RATINGS: 2456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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).


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Creamy white head on a cloudy amber color. Strong citrus hops aroma. Grapefruit bitter flavor

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
A dark amber color holding a crisp and sweet hoppy taste that an IPA should have. The only downside is that it has been hard for me to find. This may be my new favorite IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Pours a hazy coppery red color, with a thick two finger head that fades slowly to a nice cap that lasts throughout, and leaves lots of thick lacing. Smell; tons of spicy, floral, citrusy hops dominate. There’s a bit of a doughy malt presence, and a little nutty. Taste; as with the smell the hops dominate. It’s nice and spicy, with a piney, grapefruit hoppiness, and just enough of a malt presence to keep the bitterness from being too much. Mouthfeel is very rich and smooth and a bit thicker than other DIPA’s I’ve had. The alcohol can definitely catch up to you in a hurry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2005
The nose is very expressive with its PNW hop assault. Orange is the dominate aroma, but some spiciness comes into play as the beer opens up. The head and lace is picture perfect. The palate is very hoppy and shows a lot of alcohol, that while not excessive it’s very noticeable. The finish goes on for about 10 minutes at least, the hops just linger on. This is a good solid example of the style.

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 (5360) - 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 didn’t seem to have the depth and complexity in the hop profile that I want from IIPA’s. 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 Bell’s 2-heart). The more I try the more I like.


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