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RATINGS: 2529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Red-amber with beige head. What can you say about this beer, the IBU is a whopping 85. The experience is completely dominated by cascade and bitter hops. Palate is full and syrapy. I happen to like bitter beer...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Big, bold, bitter! What a great experience! the aroma is a citrusy hint of the big bite of hops to follow. The ale pours a cloudy copper brown, with a tan, rocky head that leaves a fine lace pattern. The malt does have some toffee undertones, but the overall experience is hops, hops, and more hops. I like hops a lot, so I was fond of this offering from Great Divide, but I have to conur with sayravaiís review and note that the malt character is a bit underwhelming in comparison, thus my lower overall rating. Mouthfeel was medium, as would be expected of the style, and though the alcohol content is significantly higher than your normal IPA, it doesnít really come thorugh in the nose, the flavor, or the finish. This brew is for the lover of fine hops!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Clear amber color with a large, foamy and lacy, tanned head. Fruity-hoppy, lemony aroma with some sugar, not very strong. Woody-hoppy, fruity flavor with a long very bitter aftertaste. Not quite enough malt to balance the hops. Medium-bodied, very bitter palate with low carbonation. A strong and hoppy IPA, but not very balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (17910) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Hazy orange, nice creamy offwhite head. Very hoppy and spicy aroma, orange and with floral notes, dry and with citrus and grapefruit. Very, very hoppy flavor, dry, grassy, pine notes and some malty notes can also be found next to the almost extreme hoppiness. Great to feel how almost no alcohol comes through.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 This not quite orange, not quite amber but somewhere in between Double IPA pours with a super huge, creamy off white head. Aroma is a sweet mix of hops, alcohol, malt, orange, grapefruit, pine, flower shop, Christmas tree, and candy store. The flavor is incredible! This beer has a sweet and satisfying mouthfeel that I donít think Iíll ever forget. Actually, calling this stuff beer is like calling Godiva chocolate candy. Itís just too good. From the very first to the very last sip flavors of sweet floral candy, citrus, sweet malt, toffee, HOPS, pine, alcohol, sugar and caramel coated nuts ensnare the senses and titillate the tastebuds. Hell, this beer made me use the word titillate...what does that tell you? Itís just simply incredible. Honestly, if I only had one beer on earth to drink Iíd hope it would be this one. I canít say enough good things about it. Without a doubt Hercules Double IPA is my favorite beer; at least as of 10/1/05. Overall...I love this beer!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Woo...this is one powerful IPA. Nicely carbonated, strong floral scent, well balanced--masks the significant alcohol content. Excellent strong IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Extra Nitter very very hoppy. More hoppy actually then I prefer. There is a toffee like Peat component.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 Bottle. Amber with small lasting beige head and nice lace. Caramel, sweet, certainly hoppy, fruity ( passion fruit, peach, grape), piney, long bitter finish. Soft, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Not as radical as expected; rounded and balanced. Relatively easy drinking, though this is the sort of beer you REALLY have to be in the mood for, and not something I would want to drink on an "everyday" basis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 22oz bomber Ėpours a light tan thick head. Color is orangey. Aroma is grapefruit, taste follows, grapefruit. Not complex, just a good beer. 110526-rerate 3.8

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
Extreme hops in aroma, with some cirtus and malty touches. Taste is malty and a bit fruity, and extreme amounts of hops.


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