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RATINGS: 2448   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 Hercules’ aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Citrusy aroma with huge hops and a mild sweetness. Tea colored with a fat white head. Nice malt profile running through this. Initial sip is sweet and bitter like not yet ripe bananna peel. Hops are not really over the top unless you really clamp the tongue to the roof of the mouth to expreience the bitterness. Very nicely done beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Clear amber appearance, good head formation. Intense aromatic grapefruit hop aroma, mildly woody with some tropical pineapple notes. Plenty of malt in this one, initial caramel, slightly syrupy, woody, moving to a strong dry grapefruit bitterness at the end that returns in the aftertaste to wash out the malty sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Bottle: Hopalicious! Pours orange with an off-white frothy head. Typical grapefruit rind aroma and taste. Thicker than expected, almost syruppy. It does a good job of covering the high alcohol % up when it is cold, but as it warms up, it becomes more noticeable. It has lots of carbonation and a prolonged bitter aftertaste. Truly a beer fit for the gods! Thanks Indiana_Red!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Bottle Poures a hazy orange amber with a huge fluffy head that was off white and lasted till the bottom of the glass. Strong aromas of hops, the citrusy kind, and sweet malts. Some fruity notes as well Flavors seemed very well ballanced. The hops were strong but in a blunt way. The swet maltiness was a nice compliment and the two tangod in my mouth untill I had to crash theur party with a roobust gulp. Nice full fairly heavy feel and an appropriate lingering bite. Very nice, but as far as the elite 2IPAs I’ll still go with the 3F

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
22 oz. bottle - thanks so much to slob for the trade! Oddly enough, even though, So. California is a lot closer to Denver than Maryland is, I can’t buy Great Divide products here. Pours clear, deep orange-coppery color just as the commercial description promises, with a moderate off-white head that leaves spotty rather than substancial lace in the glass. The aroma delivers a caramel malt scent which is quickly almost completely overpowered by grapefruit and spruce hops, with a hint of alcohol noticible as well. The flavor is also dominated by the huge hop presence, again grapefruit and spruce with a big, sweet malt backbone to support and complement the lupulin lusciousness and help to hide the significant alcohol content. Full body and creamy carbonation. This is an in-your-face and quite good IIPA. Thanks Bert!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Unbelievable hoppy taste. Nutty undertones that leave a nice finish. Malts give a nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Amber color witha off white head. The taste is a full malty body with loads of hops both in aroma and on taste. Very nice double IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Smells of hops and citrus primarily. Pours a light copper color with a lacy white head. Flavor is in your face hops, rivals hoppiness I’ve found in really hopped IPAs like the 90 minute and whatnot. Feels a little off balance, but if you like hops this is really a beer for you. The mouthfeel is also very good, overall I’ll give this a decent rating, they deffinately did what they were trying to do with the over the top hop profile.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2897) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2005
creamy, piney, floral, and citrusy hop aroma and flavor, nutty, toffee-like malt character

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Poured a darker orange with a foamy off white head that laced the glass. Strong aroma of bubblegum, orange and floral hops. Strong but very balanced hop flavor, mainly due to the perfect addition of malts. Picking up some grapefruit, other citrus and a pine finish. A great imperial IPA. I think I like DFH’s 90 min a bit more. But this one is still very solid. Glad I picked this up even though I was not farmiliar with the brewery.


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