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RATINGS: 2538   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldRuffian (3) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2005 does not count
This is exactly what I want in a double IPA. The bitterness is off the chain, but balanced well by the maltiness that I think is essential for a good, complex IPA. Iíve never had a better double IPA, though Iíve yet to try that Dogfish 120. the 90 was only exceptional, not perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2005
Pours a clear amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is pungent with piney, peppery hops, some sweet amltiness as well. Wow, this is how you do a I2PA! This is a true hop monster, unlike so many Iíve had that have fallen short. Pineyness out the ying-yang, lots of grapefruit and pepper punishing my tongue for daring to take a swig. After the initial hops assault comes the malt ass-kicking, leading into a mouth-puckering dry finish. Like getting flogged with a hop vine. Great stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2005
Awesome! My girlfirend and I split a 22 ounce bomber on a Monday night. It may not have been the wisest thing to do on a work night, but it sure provided for a freaky night in the bed room. If youíre a hop head you have to try this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
Reddish amber with a large head. Huge citrus hop aroma and taste. medium bodied and slightly sticky with a nice malt backbone balancing the hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. A well done IIPA.

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