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RATINGS: 2507   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 This beer already has five hundred ratings and an average score over 4. What can I say that hasnít already been said? Itís good. Buy it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Wow, what a beer. Part of the huge lot of beer I bought for my big 21st. I have a soft spot for hoppy IPAs, so this is right up my alley. Definitly a very agressive IPA. Flavor has an expected alcohol kick and of course a TON of hops. Very very bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry - courtesy of him. Slightly hazy orange-amber colour with a medium sized beige head. BIG, juicy, hoppy aroma with notes of iced tea and blood orange juice. Flavour is solid as hell - bracing hops, some faint sweetness, enough woody malt to stop things from getting too out of control. Yum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2006
The aroma is very hoppy, piney, and malty. The appearance is a deep amber with a nice foamy head. The flavor is bitter as it should be with pine and caramel malt. The palate is good as is this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
22oz. bottle. From the colour to the aroma, the flavor to the finish, this beer screams citrus. Pink grapefruit is the dominant fruit with even a hint of lemon on the nose. The beer was a bit on the dry side, with the malt a little too weak to balance out all the aromatic hops. The overwhelming bitterness on the finish prevents this from being a beer for session drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours light orange with a foamy tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, bread dough, citrus, and toffee. Taste is citric, resinous grapefruit juice with notes of fruity rum. Mellow spicy alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied and resinous with medium carbonation. Enjoyable, but nothing to set it apart from every other IIPA hop bomb. If I want hops, Iíd rather have an Oskar Blues Gordon or Two Hearted Ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murawski (160) - USA - FEB 11, 2006
Strong citrus/hops/malt aroma; great copper-brown translucent appearance. Strong flavor catches you off-guard at first, but the strong hops is matched with a slight sweet tinge. Smooth, wet palate. High Alcohol % gives it an additional kick. Overall, superb IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with GregClow, my bottle. Poured cloudy orange with a small foamy off-white head. Aroma is full-on orange/grapefruit resiny hops with sweet malt backing - juicy, lightly sour, some funky hops in there too. Taste starts orange juice-sweet malt, then the hops begin to build - ripe grapefruit, then grapefruit pith - thereís some woodiness, itís not really that harshly bitter, but this is really all about the hops (mostly west coast, with some UK-style funkiness in there). Mouthfeel is lightly lively, astringent, decent body - very nice, not all that sophisticated, but a good hop monster.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Has a strong citrus and pine aroma. Strong hopped flavor. Very tasty. I highly recommend this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Oh sweet golden cup. Lemons and grapefuits blossom on the pine trees. Drinking from the thin steam. Citrus reeminds me to mow the lawn.


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