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RATINGS: 2422   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).


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 26, 2005
This is a nice one! Pours hazy light brown with a big off-white head. Big time aroma of grapefruit and other citrus aspects. Taste is grapefruit hoppiness at the start with a malty alcohol kick at the end. A great, well made double IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Bottle: Excellent aroma. Tons of grapefruit hops with the malt balance creating somewhat of an orange aroma. Pours a transparent reddish-orange with a nice white head with a little yellow tinge with great retention. Excellent lacing. Initial maltiness is combined with a excellent grapefruit hop finish. Very well balanced. Not as sweet as some IIPA, but balanced extremely well. No alcohol is noticeable. Excellent beer. Have been waiting to try this for some time now.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Pours a deepcloudy amber body with an enormous white head. Aroma is huge hops of all kinds: piney, citrus, flowers. Intense hop flavors all over and just before it gets too crazy, in comes a nice blast of carmel malts to smooth things out for the finish. One awesome double!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a golden amber color, small white head. Aroma is very floral with hops dominating the profile. Flavor is incredible, smooth and mellow with a good hop kick to it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Translucent crimson pour, with a monstrous white head that bubbles into islands of cream. Hops, hops and more hops are in the aroma, which waifs up and out of the glass. Suprisingly these monster hops are met with a malty middle that balances this brew nicely. Powerful is the only way to describe this beer, which stays with you long after the last swallow. Whoa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours dirty orange copper color. Has a huge white head that lasts forever. Has a huge piney hop aroma with sweet malt present also. Taste exactly like it smells. Was even smoother as it warmed. Very fine brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Great Orange color, very pretty beer with a big white head that stuck to the glass all the way down. The commercial description is pretty acurate on this one. I really enjoyed the balance of this brew, the hops were just right, more floral and citrus than pine and oil as in the Dogfish head style. Very good mouthfeel. extremely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Poured a dark yellow amber. Had a large creamy fizzy lasting head. Body was clear, and aroma was big on hops, with some spruce and grapefruit as well. There was the hops as expected, but there was also some butterscotch/caramel to go with a smooth medium mouth feel. I seem to like double IPA’s more then straight IPA’s, This was good. Rich, try this.Got this in a trade and i forget from who, but, thanx.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Smells of huge hops, then some sweet malts. the hop assault doesnt let up. its in the taste and all over the finish, dripping hop juice down the throat. the abv wasnt even noticeable behind the bitterness. the balance of malt to hops was lacking a little; would ahve liked to have seen some more malt sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Pours a dark red with great lacing. The head is very creamy and stays that way throughout. The aroma has an alcoholic kick to it which is quite present. Very malty with a lot of citrus, graitfruit and some hard liquor as well. The taste has toffee, hard liquor, citrus, apricot, graitfruit. Strong alcohol at the start, but the alcohol becomes smoother as it goes down. Very malty finish. Excellent.


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