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RATINGS: 2398   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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollerton (106) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours almost no head. Malty aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste is also a lot of malt, caramel and alcohol. Good, but not my favourite Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (178) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Poured from the bottle into the pint glass, looks a majestic glowing orange. The strength of this beer lies in it’s ability to taste like an IPA but pack the punch of a double or triple. I can’t believe they made a 10% that can be finished in 4-5 drinks per glass. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Big, malty and bitter. Kinda chunky. Missing the punchy hop aroma I was looking for in a DIPA. Really more of a barley-wine to me. I’ll age a bottle for some more oldish flavors. Hop flavor/bitter profile is quite complex. Delish! Sip, sip sip, can’t stop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"good body, great mouthfeel. super hoppy, but maybe one of the hops used isn’t quite to my liking...but the others are. i still like and recommend the beer, i just prefer a few others to this one. 8/09-still not my favorite double (see Ruination and Hop 15) but me thinks the first one i had was past it’s prime. this time it was fresher, and while not huge in aroma, or even flavor for a 2ipa, it’s perfectly balanced and quite tasty. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-30-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber color with a one finger head of off-white foam. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave nice rings of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is relatively light for a big robust 10 % abv. IPA, consisting mostly entirely of a resinous smell. Pine hops are the biggest, but are accompanied by other hop aromas of an earthy and grassy aroma as well. Rounding out these smells are some lighter smells of a caramel and bready nature. Taste – The taste begins with a huge amount of maltiness which only seems to intensity as the taste moves on. The malty flavors are a mix of a bready and doughy taste with some rather sweet tastes of a toffee and caramel nature present right from the start as well. With these initial tastes there is also some fruity flavors and a moderate amount of a grapefruit hop flavor. The fruit and grapefruit remain rather light throughout the taste, adding just a backdrop flavor. While the grapefruit hop remains light, the overall hoppiness does not, with more hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature coming to the tongue. Both really intensify as the favor profile advances forward, with the pine really taking the lead. Some of the sweetness actually increases more toward the end with the toffee becoming more pronounced as well, nicely balancing the resinous and dank hop tastes as they grow in strength. In the end, with a tiny bit of a boozy hit and with all the changes that occur throughout the taste, one if left with a very malty and dankly and resinously hopped taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thick and chewy body are perfect for all the malty and hoppy flavors of the brew really accentuating them and making for a very slow drinker indeed. Overall – Big and robust in the malt department with lots of dank and resinous hop. A very nice but slow sipping imperial IPA. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 330ml bottle poured in a pint glass. A: Pours a deep orange to amber clear color, forming a big, aired and soapy off white head. Good retention. It never disappears completely, leaving a small thin bubbled layer and lots of lacings around and in the glass. S: Strong notes of toffee-like malts and a citrusy-flowery-pine combination of hops. Grapefruit notes. A bit skunky with some hints of resin. T: Slightly sweet upfront, followed by toffee and caramel malts. Hops are citrus and grassy. Notes of pine, grapefruit and pineapple. End is deliciously bitter respecting the 85 IBUs. A bit boozy but alcohol is very well hidden. M: Full creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and pine in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Excellent IIPA. Masterpiece... [ BA Review @ 2/26/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (506) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Resin nose, grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, fruity notes. Resin taste, caramel, grapefruit, malty, heavy bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4134) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Aroma is citrus/orange, pine and spicy/dank hops. The flavor is citrus/orange, grapefruit/grapefruit peel, mild fruit sweetness and a very bitter/dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (933) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Pours clear golden-copper with a lacy off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, malts and citrusy. Taste is heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Some toffee/caramel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (818) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Slightly citrusy hoppy smell, good but mild, taste is obviously hoppy, not much more than that....not great, but not my style

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