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RATINGS: 2421   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).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2005
I know this sounds nuts...but I think this is perfectly balanced. Bitter-citrusy hops/sweet malt in perfect harmony. Beautiful orange pour with a thick rich foamy off-white head that lasts forever. Grapefruit and pine/caramel and tofee in a synchronous dance, rather than a battle for predominance. Very refreshing. The high ABV is all that prevents me rating this a truly great session beer. I’m keeping my eye on this brewery!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2005
Dark golden color with a beige foamy head. Aroma is floral with some sweetness. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lond dry finish. Good IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Golden-amber colour. Woody, grapefruity aroma. Flavour is rich, mainly woody and citrusy hops. Long, dry and hoppy finish. Nothing spectacular about this example.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Hazy orange-amber w/ beige foam. Big, floral, citrusy hop aroma w/ notes of woody pine & mint. Sticky, resiny feel. Ample flavour all around: lots of toffee-ish malt & lots of assertive hops. Long, dry, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Citrus hop aroma...taste is predominantly hops, very bitter, without much malt sweetness...this one is all bout the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Aroma of citrusy hops, cloudy orange, with a nice custard head. Strong hops flavour, mingled with a fine malt backbone. Well balanced, full bodied, just a treat to enjoy. Terrific!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Quite nice. Very hoppy with out being overdone. Decent balance, mild sweetness, citrusy hops. Fuller body, bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
joconnell85 (5) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
Color is a golden orange, with a consitent head that remains over the entire pint. Intense floral hops and bitterness ride over a full, rich maltiness with a nice balance of sweetness and strength. Not as complex as some, but overall an entertaining and fortifying drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. ooh, I love this. orange body. grapefruit resiny hop juice aroma. sweet hops up front, easily 80 IBU. nice balance. I enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 grapefruitiness. The malt. I could stay on this all night and there is balance and flavvour despite the bitterness. Brought by a generous Yank to Radekfest 05. I had a bottle many months later and enjoyed the bitterness, malt and nuttiness


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