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RATINGS: 2465   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).


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Big Grapefruit presense, very nicely done sweet tea undertone. Huge head out of the bottle. Deserves every bit of its ranking and more. I enjoyed this one very much.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Unbelievable aroma - perfect hop profile. Delicious hops in the taste - fresh, fruity and slightly sweet to begin, dry, firm, bitter and crisp to finish. Long aftertaste, which suits me just fine. Almost perfect - I could drink this all day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Sampled at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana Beer Club alongside Dreadnaught, 90 Minute, and a few other impressive IPAs. There’s quite of bit of blue spruce and citrus on the nose that come across strongly on the palate. I found the palate to be a bit thinner than I had expected, not thick and rich as some here have described. There’s some subtle notes of honey, candied ginger, and hazelnut. A solid IIPA, but not as well balanced as some others. Perhaps some time in the cellar will help it out.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermanjoey (11) - USA - AUG 18, 2005
You want to get you juice on while drinking a really flavorful brew ... this is the beer for that. Wow!! You don’t even taste the 9.1% until it is too late. Nice hop bomb.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Nice thick, chewy, greasy, hoppy beast of an ale. It’s what you expect from a highly rated imperial IPA. It’s got a monster aroma the instant it’s opened, and the flavor doesn’t dissapoint. Even with all the hops there is still a nice amount of sweet malt flavor to keep it very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Tasted in Keystone Colorado. Obtained from a liquor store in Dillon/Silverthorne. Appearance is deep rust / orange colour, clear with little or no apparent carbonation. Head is thick and sustained in the glass. Aroma has elements of spicy and floral hoppiness, as well as a cheesecake like sweetness. Very rich aroma. Flavour is well balanced for a Double IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
Amber colour with a thick sparkling white head. Extreme hoppy nose. It almost knocks me to the floor. A little nuttyness is sensible too. Great bitter flavour. Flowery and herbal. Extreme bitterness in finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG’05
Hazy copper brown, small white head. Hoppy nose to extreme for hopheads. Sweet malty background in the extreme hoppy flavor, Great double IPA. A bit similar to Norrebro’s North Bridge Extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours deep amber with a fair head. Very sweet flavor in the beginning a bit nutty, but soon the very full and bitter flavor kicks in. Very bitter finish. Difficult to rate other beers for a while after this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Very powerful aroma. Very nice, hoppy and malty flavor. Bordering om barley wine. Charming brew.


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