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RATINGS: 2521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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).

   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.

   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 IBU’s, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Pours a medium to light amber with a nice tight sticky head that lasts through the whole beer. Aroma is loaded with citrus and piney hops, along with some pine and a good slightly sweet malt backbone. Flavor is dominated by hops, and balanced very nicely with malt. Alcohol is pretty much non-existant as far as perception. Mouthfeel and finish were exceptionaly smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
An extremely enjoyable beer. A wave of citrus-y acidic bitterness washes over my mouth with the first sip, but it’s not overpowering...very smooth. The thing that really sets this IPA apart is a superior mouthfeel...for a double IPA this is an extremely drinkable beer. One of my favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Odd...the original post wasn’t mine... Anyways, the hops deliver a stinging, citric burst, a very intense initial taste. The hops quickly fade against a solid backdrop of tangy caramel and bread. Hoppiness seems low for a double IPA, and the same goes for an trace of alcohol flavor. A fairly weak Hercules.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Cloudy amber color with a short to medium white head. Smells light lively with a hint of fruit. Medium body and texture, lively carbonation with a metallic alcohol finish. Sweet, bitter with a sultle pine flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Poured an amber color with a medium white head. Aroma was pine trees and citrus. Flavor followed suit with a heavy kick of piney and citrus hops and some sweet malt with a nice alcohol finish.. Medium to thick mouthfeel with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Bomber. Pours redish copper with large foamy white head. Great lacing. Good floral hopps in the nose. Taste is malty and hoppy. Very refreshing and tasty. light caramel and citrus come through in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Recommended by Smoosh, this was better than I expected. This poured a dark orange/amber color with a thick lingering head that clung to the glass. Amazing hoppy flavor with plenty of citrus in the background. Nice dry mouthfeel with plenty of bitterness. Call me a hophead, but this was excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby/amber in colour, large off white lingering head, some lace. The aroma was all malty (caramel, molasses, earthy) upfront but the floral and citrus (oranges, grapefruit) hops along with some pine were not far behind. The flavour was of citrus hops (oranges, grapefruit), malt (caramel, earthy, some woodyness). Chewy mouthfeel, large body, high carbonation. Finishes with a very long and dry hop bitterness. Nice beer. Thanks for this one snowtiger.

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