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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).


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
QUESTor (5) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2005 does not count
Love this.. If you enjoy IPAs, add this to your must try list. Bold, but not overwhelming. Nice hoppy tingle, but married to some sweeter undertones. Should sell by the 6 pack :-)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2005
on draft tap house bellvue, WA. this was an impressive big beer. probably shouldnt of been served in a pint glass or as cold as it was. none the less the experience was still good. as the beer warms the sweet malty alcohol ember grows. at first mostly you get a fresh cut hop flavor of orange grapefruit bitterness on the back of your tongue. pushes you into a haze of dragon proportions with the subliminal heat of alchol and vanilla nut that churns your stomach. too strong for my lady, but good sippn for me. daddy likes, alot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 [22 oz.] Pours an orange/copper color, with a nice, creamy head. This is an excellent doubleIPA - great balance of bitterness and other background flavors (malt, toffee). Iíd love to try this on tap- this is outstanding.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
22 oz bomber. Pours a gold copperish color with a medium sized beige head. Smells of intense pine needles. Has that west coast ipa taste to it. Excellent !! Citrus, pine, floral hops, and a hint of vanilla best describe the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
On tap at a funky little place in Bostonís Back Bay but I donít remember the name. Deep amber pour supporting a thick white head with a ton of lacing. Huge hoppy aroma with citrus, vanilla, pine and some malt in the background. Flavors very much in line with the aroma with the hop profile cranked up another few notches. Very rich and almost chalky maouthfeel and a bracingly bitter finish. Overall, this is one of the most aggressive Imperial IPAs Iíve tasted and at 9+%, it carries a ton of firepower.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aussie12 (14) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Great hop flavor, definitely not for the kolsch or cream ale lovers out there. I liked it at about 50 degrees, seemed to get the max aroma and flavor balance. Good stuff, not to mention the 9.1% weight, pow!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours almost orange, with a big white head. Aroma is very hoppy, Notes of pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malty, and hoppy. Lovely hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Very hoppy! Lots of pine, lychee citrus. Lots of floral hops in the aroma dn the flavour. It is quite sweet, and leans way towards the hops, but this seems to be more balanced than other Double IPAís iíve had. Lots of flavour, beautiful stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 draft @ redlight redlight 2nd rating. Strong piney resinous aroma, with bitter grapefruit peel Pours orange amber with a solid white head. Strong pine flavors upfront, with toffee and caramel malts following, with citrusy hops finishing it out. Bitter with a strong sweet background, for a double ipa it is pretty balanced! excellent beer. Fresh hop aroma, a little spiciness, a little sweetness. Poured amber orange. Very well balanced it has great hop character and still a big malt beer lives in there somewhere too. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2005
A pretty, amber body with an off-white head. My first reaction was uh oh, too sweet. Then the hops hit providing great balance and departing with a slightly bitter aftertaste. 85 IBUís, it needed all of them. I drank this slowly, it put sweat on my forehead. This allowed me to admire the sip lines, many of them, to the bottom of the glass. Subsequent swallows let me identify the heavy malt, almost nut-like, character of the sweetness. This is big stuff, the name does it justice. This is a session beer, one 22 ounce bottle lasted an hour. I was full, I was satisfied.


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