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RATINGS: 2388   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).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2005
Pours amber with a nice diminishing head. Smells of oranges. pepper and perfume. Taste is citrussy with a bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2005
22 oz bomber. Pours clear, orange/amber color. Big, frothy head that dissipates slowly and leaves lacing. Aroma of hops and citrus (grapefruit). Full hoppy, but clean, taste, with bitter finish. High abv is barely tasted, but you sure can feel it after one of these bottles! In sum, this is not a complex beer - just a clean blast of deliciously pure hoppiness!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2005
Thanks to Springslicker for the bottle. Pours a tarnished orange amber color. Huge fluffy head, nice linger. Pleasant hoppy and biscuity aroma, rather citrusy and somewhat floral. Well balanced mouthfeel, malty fullness checked by the astringency of hops. Citrusy hop nose quickly gives way to a rather sweet malt character. Hops again frame the finish with the aromatic floral compounds returning with a lasting bitterness. Alcohol warmth not immediately evident, lingering tinges though in the finish. My first DIPA not brewed in a West coast style. As such, it was a surprise to my palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
Clear amber/red pour with a barely controllable and frothy eggshell head. BIG citrus hop aroma. Taste is pure bliss if you like hops. They come right at you, tingling on the palette and finishing somewhat sticky. Malt holds it together and this one is a strong challenger to my reigning favorite hopped beer the rogue 2IPA. Alcohol is beat down by the hops but be careful this stuff goes down rather easy and packs a wollop!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2005
22 oz. bomber: Brownish/reddish amber. Mostly lasting, frothy, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, slight pine resin, wood, flowers. Caramel, bread, stable malt backbone supports a medium bodied, all out hop onslaught through a crisp, sticky, bitter ending. Quite drinkable for the weight, which was hidden quite well. This must be delicious on draught!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - APR 11, 2005
clear amber pour, with a frothy white head, laces well. aroma is sweet resin, citrusy hops. taste is a lot of pine/citrus hops, but balanced some with malt in there. mouthfeel is how a double IPA should be. a very enjoyable double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
Poured a hazy amber color. Big grapefruit hop aroma and other citrus notes. Big hoppy flavor with maltiness burried underneath. Medium body with a sweet bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2005
I know this sounds nuts...but I think this is perfectly balanced. Bitter-citrusy hops/sweet malt in perfect harmony. Beautiful orange pour with a thick rich foamy off-white head that lasts forever. Grapefruit and pine/caramel and tofee in a synchronous dance, rather than a battle for predominance. Very refreshing. The high ABV is all that prevents me rating this a truly great session beer. I’m keeping my eye on this brewery!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2005
Dark golden color with a beige foamy head. Aroma is floral with some sweetness. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lond dry finish. Good IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Golden-amber colour. Woody, grapefruity aroma. Flavour is rich, mainly woody and citrusy hops. Long, dry and hoppy finish. Nothing spectacular about this example.


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