hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber colour with a thick sparkling white head. Extreme hoppy nose. It almost knocks me to the floor. A little nuttyness is sensible too. Great bitter flavour. Flowery and herbal. Extreme bitterness in finish.
TBone (16091) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper brown, small white head. Hoppy nose to extreme for hopheads. Sweet malty background in the extreme hoppy flavor, Great double IPA. A bit similar to Norrebro’s North Bridge Extreme.
sunevdj (3938) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours deep amber with a fair head. Very sweet flavor in the beginning a bit nutty, but soon the very full and bitter flavor kicks in. Very bitter finish. Difficult to rate other beers for a while after this one.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle RBESG. Very powerful aroma. Very nice, hoppy and malty flavor. Bordering om barley wine. Charming brew.
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe I have been smoking for to many years because I had a hard time picking up the POWERFULL aromas that everyone else describes. I did sense citrus and pine in a pleasant way - but huge amounts: No. Colour is semi-cloudy amber, with a nice foam that doesn’t completely go away, but clings to the inside of the glass. Mouth feel is very rich and pleasantly creamy, and the aftertaste lasts a long time. Really gives your taste buds a workout with lots of hop bitterness and refreshing citrus, pine and malt flavours. Bordering on being to extreme but doesn’t cross that fine line. An excellent IPA.
Ups, almost forgot to mention the alcohol. It does say 9,1% on the bottle but that is completely hidden by all the different flavours.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(many thanks to beeryum for this brew)so i have been looking for this for a while and finally found some.i poured the hercules into a cognac snifter glass as recieved an "ice tea" like looking body with a nice tine white head.i gathered aromas of grapefruit,oranges,hay,lemons,and pne needles.the first thing i noticed was how nice and thick the mouthfeel was.giving up flavors of citurs,pine,and a nice malty backbone.this is a very fine i2pa and it was worht the wait.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Fabulously balanced Double IPA. Coppery colors, and a nice hoppy grapefruitiness balances well with the malt bill. This is a great one I’ll be having again and again.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden to orange color, head mostly dissipates and it leaves a little lacing. Hops and grapefruits dominate the aroma and flavor, but has a lot of malt behind it and a nice balance. Reminds me a lot of Ruination IPA and I love them both.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Dark copper color with a nice medium head. Good earthy hops aroma with some dark malt notes. Serious malt character with good bitterness and not sweet. Hops character is well supported by a deep malt profile and well-balanced alcohol. Along bitter finish follows the multi-layered malt and hops profiles.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Deep amber color. Huge piney and citrusy hop aroma flating away from this beer. Extremely well balanced, with great malt backbone. Very hoppy and dry mouthfeel. A bit of alcohol warming in the finish.