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RATINGS: 2524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
This is the first Great Divide beer I have tried since they just became available in Georgia. I was very impressed with the flavor, aroma and appearance of this very hoppy brew. Nice work guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle. Great Divide has come big with this brew. Dark amber cloudy hue with average frothy off-white head. Heavy hop and medium malt aroma. Moderate bitter flavor with a balanced long finish. Very good full body brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2005
A hop monster. Huge whiff of hops as I was pouring the beer. Great color, great head. I’m a hop lover so this suites me. Excellent flavor, bitter, malty all well integrated, can’t tell its a whopping 9.1%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Amber with a large head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, wood, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. The first time I had this it blew my mind. The 2nd time it was still really enjoyable. This time it’s still good but nothing makes it stand out among IIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2005
22 oz. bottle. pour was a fiery orange with a frothy white head, fading to lace all the way down till the end of the glass. aroma was very piney and the flavor was rich and malty. finish was more hop bitterness and some alcohol bite. a very good DIPA, just not quite the perfect one. the search goes on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Nice coppery orange color with tall off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is very strong, typical IPA. Must admit I was somewhat skeptical of this beer at first, but the flavor is indeed one of the best balanced I’ve come across in this category. Hops to the extreme as expected, but the high malt level brings out certain flavors and combinations that are more subliminalized in many moderate-strength IPA’s: pine, alcohol and sweet orange among them. A very intense brew providing great burps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
Beau collet de mousse qui tente de persister. Arômes de houblon aromatique, d’agrumes, de sapin, de sucre. Saveurs d’orange, de sapin, de sucre. Ronde en bouche. Finale sèche. Très bonne

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
The appearance is a thick creamy looking white head atop a copper kettle colored body that has small particles in suspension. It laces better than most any other beer I’ve sampled. More sweet hops (oranges) than most other IIPA’s. The malts are much stronger in this as compared to Stone Ruination (the last beer I had). The aroma is VERY strong. You can smell it far away from the glass. The flavor is very hoppy and has much more malt than Stone Ruination. Orange peel, pine, toffee, brown sugar, and caramel malts. In my opinion, this one is too malty for an IIPA and is making me think that they were thinking of a barleywine when brewing. Not bad, but I’ve had better IIPAs. The palate is intensely bitter. This is a good, readily available beer. Thanks Jim!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Pale orange-brown color. Cream head. Very good lace. A little bit hazy. Citrus hops in the scent and very malty. Nice and bitter but not overwhelming. A delicious IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
a touch cloudy copper color w/ a big frothy white head that laces well and stays well. smells of fucking num.... a big citrus hop and a nice blend of carmel malts and maybe a little cloves or something a touch spicy in the finish of my nose. Palate is a bit creamy and coats well is a 3.5 really. Flavor is a big bitter citrus malt w/ lots of full matl backing a real good balance of the malt and hop but a bit simple. I chased a ruination w/ this and this was better in my opinon. Jim thanks for bringing this one.

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