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RATINGS: 2512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfbeer (6) - USA - MAY 9, 2005 does not count
People make a lot of the bitterness of this beer. I think itís just right. Itís certainly not the first things I notice when tasting it. Clove spiced orange with raisins and brown sugar. The after bite stays with you sending the rich ripe aroma up into your nose for a minute after you swallow. Exceptional body, thicker than youíd expect. Beautiful lace and creamy head. Fit for the gods indeed!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Excellent brew. Real citrusy with a nice body. I enjoyed this fine ale and will be paying attention to it in the future.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Good floral aroma of an IPA. Copper color body with off white head tha left lot of lacing on glass. Head settled to a thin layer over top of beer. Nice citrus flavor and at the end had a good grapefruit aftertase. Crisp on the palate, a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This beer has just the right balance of hops and malt to really impress me. Perhaps its the particular variety of hops. Imperial/Double IPAís can be overwhelming, but as with more subtle styles, lets focus on what theyíre trying to do. This suceeds admirably, even though I havenít beenvery tempted by Great Divideís other offerings. I liked this very much- well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Draft: Darker oarnge. Very creamy,lacey,head. Even in a smokey,room this has a lovely piney,floral aroma while still being tastefully,malty as well. Aroma is just the start. Extremely smooth,creamy,but substantial,body. Although hops overtake the mouth,there is a great,malt,backbone that nicely,balances and makes this very interesting. Finish is hoppy and bready. Had a old bottle of this recently that tasted like a BW,that I would have rated lower,so Iím rating the draft sample,which I couldnít get enough of.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Thanks to beeryum for this beer.

Poured dark amber and effervescent with a creamy off-white head. Very attractive. Aroma is of piney hops with a touch of candy and a hint of grass. Taste is very bitter with a detectable (though not extremely prevalent) malt backbone with a hint of grass. Good body. A very-well crafted IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
no head, cloudy amber color. very hoopy aroma, great bitter taste. heavy brew with a slightly creamy fininsh. i liked this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
pours a dark copper color. hello hops. this is wonderful. i got no head when i poured this and very no lacing. has a malty citrusy hoppy smell. taste is hops and malt lightly sweet. truly an awsome beer will have to taste next to bell two hearted ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pleasant,distinct but not bold aroma, a quickblast of nicely blended malt hop that drys out very fast on the palate. This taste becomes sweeter as it warms,but the hop aftertaste was a little strange,oily and yeasty, good stuff, but Dogfishead, Three Floyds, Stone and Alesmith have better aftertastes

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2005
Dark toffee orange/brown colored body. Huge, thick luscious head with a tan tint. Wow the flavor is so perfect. Has a hardy aggressive hop flavor but is so well balance by sweet malts. The heavy body adds a creaminess to the flavor and the bitter sweet flavor holds on to your mouth long after you swallow. Aroma of sweet malts and apricotes. Has a netty lacing effect.


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