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RATINGS: 2419   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).


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Nice coppery orange color with tall off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is very strong, typical IPA. Must admit I was somewhat skeptical of this beer at first, but the flavor is indeed one of the best balanced I’ve come across in this category. Hops to the extreme as expected, but the high malt level brings out certain flavors and combinations that are more subliminalized in many moderate-strength IPA’s: pine, alcohol and sweet orange among them. A very intense brew providing great burps.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
Beau collet de mousse qui tente de persister. Arômes de houblon aromatique, d’agrumes, de sapin, de sucre. Saveurs d’orange, de sapin, de sucre. Ronde en bouche. Finale sèche. Très bonne

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3342) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
The appearance is a thick creamy looking white head atop a copper kettle colored body that has small particles in suspension. It laces better than most any other beer I’ve sampled. More sweet hops (oranges) than most other IIPA’s. The malts are much stronger in this as compared to Stone Ruination (the last beer I had). The aroma is VERY strong. You can smell it far away from the glass. The flavor is very hoppy and has much more malt than Stone Ruination. Orange peel, pine, toffee, brown sugar, and caramel malts. In my opinion, this one is too malty for an IIPA and is making me think that they were thinking of a barleywine when brewing. Not bad, but I’ve had better IIPAs. The palate is intensely bitter. This is a good, readily available beer. Thanks Jim!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Pale orange-brown color. Cream head. Very good lace. A little bit hazy. Citrus hops in the scent and very malty. Nice and bitter but not overwhelming. A delicious IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
a touch cloudy copper color w/ a big frothy white head that laces well and stays well. smells of fucking num.... a big citrus hop and a nice blend of carmel malts and maybe a little cloves or something a touch spicy in the finish of my nose. Palate is a bit creamy and coats well is a 3.5 really. Flavor is a big bitter citrus malt w/ lots of full matl backing a real good balance of the malt and hop but a bit simple. I chased a ruination w/ this and this was better in my opinon. Jim thanks for bringing this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Deep gold in color with little floating particles and a small white head. Aroma of citrus,floral and caramel malt. Flavor starts assertively bitter and lingers to the finish with a presence of sweet malt as well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2005
The pour smelled of flowery pine, not pungent but pleasant, and yielded a huge, off-white head. It is clear and light orange in color, having some small, lively bubbles the entire time I quaffed. It yields bitter at first, but is nicely balanced overall with malts. It was creamy, almost frothy in my mouth, and finished with a smoother bittnernes. Great aroma and taste. My only critique is that it may be over carbonated.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfbeer (6) - USA - MAY 9, 2005 does not count
People make a lot of the bitterness of this beer. I think it’s just right. It’s certainly not the first things I notice when tasting it. Clove spiced orange with raisins and brown sugar. The after bite stays with you sending the rich ripe aroma up into your nose for a minute after you swallow. Exceptional body, thicker than you’d expect. Beautiful lace and creamy head. Fit for the gods indeed!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Excellent brew. Real citrusy with a nice body. I enjoyed this fine ale and will be paying attention to it in the future.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Good floral aroma of an IPA. Copper color body with off white head tha left lot of lacing on glass. Head settled to a thin layer over top of beer. Nice citrus flavor and at the end had a good grapefruit aftertase. Crisp on the palate, a great beer.


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