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RATINGS: 2430   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).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
bright amber color, rocky white head. lots of lacing. aroma is fresh grapefruit and hops, flavor is like hop essence oil, in a bitter resiny way. I missed all the other great stuff everone else gets out of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
22oz - Strong floral hop aroma with citrus undertones and carmel malts. Cloudy copper color with a nice big fluffy head that fades to leave thick lacing. Flavor is a bang of fresh hops, lemon, and orange that is nicely balanced by the carmel malt. Palate is oily and sticky, yet incredibly smooth. A very (not Avery) tasty IIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Dangerous. Bottle to end a good night after Oasis concert, at Volo. Dark Orange pour, decent sized white head. Huge hoppy nose, more floral than citrus (and sort of earthy), matched by the equally in your face hop taste. But make no mistake - this is remarkably well balanced, there is a lot of beer here, tons of caramel like malt makes you realize this is a substantial beer. Packs a huge punch but dangerously drinkable. Iíve been waiting for this one and it did not disappoint, thanks Ralph for getting this in, a real coup for us Toronto beer drinkers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2005
22oz bottle - Pours a beautiful copper copper transparent color with an offwhite rocky head as big as the mountain on the bottle. The head lingers and laces all the way down the glass. Beautiful. Probably the best looking IIPA Iíve seen yet. Aroma is grapefruit, pine cones and sunkist oranges. The flavor is some good sweet orangelike citrus flavors upfront backed up and blended quite well with some nice caramel malts which quickly and crisply end with a nice bitter smack in the face to finish off each sip. This one is good. On the palate this is quite heavy for a beer of this color. It coats the mouth quite well yet finishes fairly crisp and clean. Amazingly drinkable and the alcohol is almost undected. Very well done..

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Belgo (154) - KÝge, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
650 ml bottle. Coppercoloured with a good lasting head. Aroma is dominated of lime, grapefruit, pine needles and orange rind. In the mouth this beer is massive. The citrus flavours explode and blends with caramel flavours. Massive bitterness and an alcoholic snap finishes off. Who said thereís a difference between beauty and bitterness????

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
650 ml bottle. Deep orange colour with a thick white head. Big earthy spicy hop aroma, a touch resinous. Pale malt aroma with just a touch of crystal (good). Loads of resiny, citrusy and spicy hop flavour in this one. Very well-balanced brew. Reminds me of Phillips Amnesiac. Highly and dangerously drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 9, 2005
One of the most deceptive double IPAís Iíve ever encountered. Nice round malt, gives backbone but backs down and letís the hops have a word. The Aroma is typical of all good big IPAís. the bittering hops react in a weird way with the malt. They arenít quite together, but at the same time they donít cause any friction. I was expecting something a little different, but the dance ends with a suprisingly smooth IPA. Both myself and others tasting missed the abv. % We placed it around 8%; very nicely intergrated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
22oz bottle. Deep amber orange pour with nice off-white head. Intense grapefruit and other citrus aroma. Huge sweet malty mouth balanced well with a huge mouthful of hops. Strong bitter finish. A very very welldone IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
Deep amber colour with a dense tan head. Hoppy aroma with a pineapple fruity sweetness. Massive hoppy bitter taste with a light fruityness. Light malty buttery and a smooth mouthfeel. Long dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Dark amber, thick, creamy off-white head. Incredibly fruity nose with hints of....pineapple! Beautiful hoppy aroma with lots of fruity esters - again. An underlying sweetness almost drowned by an extreme bitterness, but also an extreme experience. 310505


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