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RATINGS: 2336   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).


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Great citrusy, c-hop aroma. Hazy orange appearance with a small head. The hops are right there again to greet you after you get past the bouquet. But then, the balancing power of the toffee flavored malts kicked in, with the hops still lingering in the background. Nicely carbonated with a long, resinous, slightly floral finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Pretty. A much stronger head than I’ve ever seen before on an IIPA. Body is almost ruby. Big, resiny aroma with plenty of sweet malt. If I walked through a field of hops I would hope it would smell like this. This beer is really rich, almost a barleywine. Sweet malt w. well balanced hops. Sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2004
Amber orange beer with a thick light tan head. Surprisingly sweet fruity aroma with some hoppy tones but not a lot. Fresh and nice. Dry and bitter hoppy flavor with a sweet fruity middle. Flavorfull and very well balanced. Soft and smooth and really tasty. Thanks Jacob Lövenlund and MartinKubert for sharing!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Bottle - Big grassy hops and a touch of malt. One of the best smelling brews that I’ve found. An amber color with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Big and malty and full of grassy hops with a touch of pine in the finish. A big assertive brew with plenty of alcohol, this is a really big beer. It does taste of the 9%, but I like the extra alcohol in an IPA. Drink it as young as possible for the biggest hop kick. A beautiful beer and my current favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Light amber color with big, thick, creamy off white head. Aroma has a ton of piney and slightly citrusy hops, with just a hint of caramel malts. FLavor is slightly malty, with fair amount of piney hops, and a very significant sharp bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
This is one of the strongest and smoothest IPAs I’ve tasted. The malt smoothes it out, without deterring from the yummy hoppiness. Smells of grapefruit, tastes bittersweet. I didn’t know I could get this kind of flavor in a double IPA. It’s very attractive, retains the head well, begs to be enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Light copper color, pours with a big white fluffy head. Hops permeates the air around me, one of my fav aromas. Slight flowered citrusy aroma peeks through as well. The taste of slight malt balances the beer well, but the first and last thing you taste is the hops. The alcohol burn is minimalized by the slight sweet in the malt. Very nice double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Bottle scored on a Tejas trip. Nice deep, clear amber. Head is huge, tan-orange in color, long lasting. Aroma is maltish, subdued hop. Taste is an slow start of malt and subtle hopping that finishes in a long, up-front hop assault. Really tasty. Would definitely have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
A hazy amber beer with a caramel colored disappearing head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of caramel and oil. The flavor is lovely hoppy with notes of the oil from the hops before a dry hoppy end sets in. A lovely IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige medium head. Chocolate, hopyus and a light sweetness in the aroma. Is citric in the flavour. Loads of hops and fruit. Surprisingly smooth and crisp. Is very very bitter in the end. Yummy. This is a wild beer. Love it. Thanks Jacob and Martin for sharing.


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