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RATINGS: 2458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Rerate: This time I can safely say that it isn’t too hoppy, it’s just right. Goes down so easy. An awesome IPA.
Original rating: 8*4*7*4*16. Bottle shared with tupalev at Bar Volo. Pours a dark orange with an average frothy white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops and quite citrusy. Just the right amount of carbonation. Flavour has a heavy bitterness with a long finish. The taste: Holy hops!! KAPOW! One sip and it’s like a punch of hops to the lips. I’m a hophead and even I questioned if this was too hoppy? Is that possible? Hides the alcohol really well. Totally unique.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2005
Dark orange with big and thick, slowly dissapearing foam. Bittersweet piney aroma, hints of grapefruit and pine-apples. Very hoppy, grapefruity and piney flavour with sweet undertones of exotic fruit. Long hopbitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Couleur cuivrée aux reflets orangés, faible à moyenne mousse blanche concassée diminuant rapidement mais se renouvelle à souhait. Tangerines, clémentines et toutes la panoplie de petits et délicats agrumes laissent plus tard la place aux agrumes plus amères ainsi qu’au persil fraîchement coupé. Pleinement malté en bouche, caractère marqué de caramel et de biscuits sous une énorme dose de houblons amérisants variés. Corps moyen à plein, présence résineuse et crémeuse en bouche, douce carbonatation, finale très amère. Tous ces houblons font un bon travail à masquer la haute teneur en alcool. Un exemple du style décent et différent de l’habituel. Bouteille partagée avec Joce et Léo, 24 Juin 2005.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This is a very very good Imperial IPA. lots of hops but not too overpowering in the bitterness like a Ruination. Tons of body, great color to it, very full in the mouth and goes down very nice. I would highly reccomend this beer to anyone especially hopheads.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Bronze. Off-white head. I love hops. Big hops with hints of sweet malt in the nose. All hops up front, more balanced in the finish, aftertaste is bitter hops again. Medium body. Fit for this god anyway, but to each his own. If you don’t dig the hops, steer clear of the dumbell.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Nice sweet citrus aroma, with a thick head and deep red coppery appearance. Sweetly, stabbingly bitter... in a good way like a citrus zest. Aftertaste, however, has a twinge of too-bitterness to it. $7/22oz

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
golden amber look with a frothy lasting head. A very hoppy drink with strong malts and juniper tastes. Reminded me a lot of the hot Rod selection of beers. A smooth brew considering the alocolhol and the IBU. No doubt! This is Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Perfectly clear amber with a big off white head. Aroma of sweet hop flowers, lemon oil and a peach pie/jam. Completely balanced. Burnt butter, nutty malts. Earth, iron, brown sugar. Body is a bit oily, not as thick as expected. Hides ABV well. Not overtly sweet. Charcoal. A bit more mediciney licorice in the end, but fairly easy to drink. Has piles of character. Not as adventurous as some other examples of the style.

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.


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