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RATINGS: 2465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
Clear amber/red pour with a barely controllable and frothy eggshell head. BIG citrus hop aroma. Taste is pure bliss if you like hops. They come right at you, tingling on the palette and finishing somewhat sticky. Malt holds it together and this one is a strong challenger to my reigning favorite hopped beer the rogue 2IPA. Alcohol is beat down by the hops but be careful this stuff goes down rather easy and packs a wollop!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2005
22 oz. bomber: Brownish/reddish amber. Mostly lasting, frothy, off-white head. Nose of grapefruit, slight pine resin, wood, flowers. Caramel, bread, stable malt backbone supports a medium bodied, all out hop onslaught through a crisp, sticky, bitter ending. Quite drinkable for the weight, which was hidden quite well. This must be delicious on draught!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - APR 11, 2005
clear amber pour, with a frothy white head, laces well. aroma is sweet resin, citrusy hops. taste is a lot of pine/citrus hops, but balanced some with malt in there. mouthfeel is how a double IPA should be. a very enjoyable double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
Poured a hazy amber color. Big grapefruit hop aroma and other citrus notes. Big hoppy flavor with maltiness burried underneath. Medium body with a sweet bitter finish.

   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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13594) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

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