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RATINGS: 2366   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).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Aroma of citrusy hops, cloudy orange, with a nice custard head. Strong hops flavour, mingled with a fine malt backbone. Well balanced, full bodied, just a treat to enjoy. Terrific!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Quite nice. Very hoppy with out being overdone. Decent balance, mild sweetness, citrusy hops. Fuller body, bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
joconnell85 (5) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
Color is a golden orange, with a consitent head that remains over the entire pint. Intense floral hops and bitterness ride over a full, rich maltiness with a nice balance of sweetness and strength. Not as complex as some, but overall an entertaining and fortifying drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. ooh, I love this. orange body. grapefruit resiny hop juice aroma. sweet hops up front, easily 80 IBU. nice balance. I enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 grapefruitiness. The malt. I could stay on this all night and there is balance and flavvour despite the bitterness. Brought by a generous Yank to Radekfest 05. I had a bottle many months later and enjoyed the bitterness, malt and nuttiness

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2005
Fantastic, full-bodied IPA.... great hop and bitterness, but balanced with a nice malt character!Siimilar to Stone IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Yummy! I like the grapefruit and citrus notes in this beer a lot. The only thing keeping it down a hair is the lack of more complexity as this beer is fairly one-dimensional... but a damn good one dimension it is!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours a dark copper to amber color and makes a modest offwhite head that lingers for quite a while. Aromatics are nutty and sweet, yummy pine cones. Flavor opens up with a moderate bitterness, followed by a nutty character and lots of pine, grapefruit, caramel and sweet chewy finish. This is really good! This one is thick on the palate, leaves a lingering syrupy quality and warmth from the alcohol. I look forward to finding this one again... its very drinkable. Sadly, it is not available in my area.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Part of my 9 beer IIPA tasting. 52.9°. Reddish color with an off white head. Floaties. Hoppy aroma, floral and honey, some herbal. Floral, bitter hops flavor with a honeyish backing. ADDITIONAL NOTES. Aroma is citrusy, floral, spicy with a honeyish malt backing. The taste is sweet to start then pretty bitter (not in a bad way) with orange and grapefruit to start, then piney herbal and floral hops coming on late. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Great IPA period. Lost in hops and citrus undertones. Bitterness mingles throughout the whole bottle. Truly awesome.


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