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RATINGS: 2337   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Love those hops! A little too carbonated and pretty sharp with an alcohol taste...but those hops are great. Pine and grapefruit are overwhelmingly present on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Bottle: Smells of caramel and malts, with a little spice. Pours deep brown with a reddish hue. Hazy. Medium light brown head. No lacing. Tastes of malts, caramel, and some type of fruit, peach perhaps. Not as biiter as I would prefer. Easy to drink, though taste of alcohol is clearly present. One of my least fav. I2PAs, but not bad overall. Lacking bitterness and dryness of a really hoppy brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a hazy yeasty semi-transparent dark yellow brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was a welcome relief from the English IPAís we have had of late. It had much more hops in the aroma and actually smelled like an IPA! Oh wow! The mouth feel is awesome! A really strong hoppy caramel malt tingle that lingers into the finish saying, "Yes! I am an IPA!". Very strong hop content with a vinous spicy caramel malt note.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 I am sitting here sipping on this along with another bomber of Avery Eleven. I am comparing the two. Hercules pours a dark reddish brown. The head is large, dense, diminishing but does leave a very solid lace. Very spicy and enjoyable aroma. Itís very spicy (cinnamon,salt), very citrusy (lemon, grapefruit, slightly sweet (cinnamon rolls and cherry pie). Still, itís very soft and mellow and begs you to take a sip. Resinous start. Pine, floral and woody notes. Sharply acidic. Creamy and full mouthfeel. The finish is full of marijuana notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2004
dark, thick orange color with a great pour. A fair amount of carbonation. A great head that sits there like milk foam. bitter start then a lot of HOOOOOOOOOOPS. a LOT of hops , a lot of hoppy hop hop hops. Ok flavor... not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Theyíre not kidding when they say that this beer "delivers a huge amount of hops" - it is, after all, a double IPA. I had this on tap at the Grey Lodge in Phila.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Pours with a slight head very dark gold color, canít look through. Good hoppy aroma. Good sweet taste followed by the pop of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I was expecting to be bowled over by piney, grapefruity hops but this beer opens up with a malt assault instead- big, chewy breads, toast, and crackers and hints of caramel back up the earthy, bitter (but not overwhelming) hops bill. The body is soapy and full. Semi-astringent finish with lingering resins. Iíve sampled several I2PAs and this isnít exactly unique, but it is a step up from Great Divideís very average Titan IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Sweet aroma of pineapple, apricot and hops. Hazy orange appearance with good carbonation and a thin, oily beige head. Bracing hop assault on the palate, but the mild malt flavors donít quite meld right. Interesting spicy finish with some unpleasant cardboard and astringent tones. Good bitterness and small alcohol burn. Amazing lacing. Flavors come together as the ale warms.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Very Cloudy amber and creamy, hoppy traces of pepper and floral bitterness, its extremely grassy "and so good when it hits the lips"<<from Old School. Its a little less complex than others. Nice choice for a warm fall night on the deck with a cuban Romeo & Julieta Cigar. Purchased at Kahns in Indy. I would buy more of these and they are recommended! Finally I made Beer Geek of the Day so I say cheers to all !


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