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RATINGS: 2437   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).


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonycaviar (76) - - JAN 17, 2012
A Hercules DIPA narancsos, vöröses részszínnel csorog a pohárba, titokzatos aranyszínű gyöngyözéssel, ami lassan tömör sárgás habbá konvertálódik, ami ha nem is nagyon tartós, teljesen sosem múlik el. Az illata egyrészt csalafinta, amerikai komlós, de egyre jobban érzem, hogy itt van egy ilyen behízelgő vajassüteményes illat, talán a skótkockás Walkers süteményhez is hasonlító illat, ami csakis a gyönyörű malátahasználatból fakad, és az amerikai komlóval együtt egészen fülledt édeskéd hangulatot eredményez. Krémessüti és injekcióstű a budoárban. Amit itt érzünk az nem az amerikai IPA ikonikus Cascadia-illata (Cascadia – Amerika legnevesebb komlótermő régiója, komoly függetlenségi mozgalommal – képzeletbeli Komlókirályság) , ami grépfrútos és viharos, ez egy másik irány. Illetve lehet, hogy végül is a komló ugyanaz, de ebben a vastag malátasütis testben, amit 10%-os alkohol tart össze, egészen máshogy érvényesül, nem tud mérges felhőként kiugrani az üvegből, hogy lecsavarja az orrod, inkább megül és a sütit ízesíti, és segít a duplaipák fura boros, mazsolás, fás, aztán egészen kávés, földes, kakaóporszáraz ízeit átvilágítani túlvilági fénnyel.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 24 Nov 2015. Near clear orange body with lots of bits floating around. The head’s creamy white and retains nicely, leaving dense lacing. On the nose it’s warming, resiny, marmalady, even jammy, citrusy (oranges, tangerines). Taste, well, not much babytalk upfront - it’s straight hop madness. Resin and grapefruit (seed) bitterness. It’s quite untamed I’d say - the bitterness is very pronounced and I wouldn’t exactly say the malt backbone is ’hefty’, but there is some soothing marmalady and biscuity sweetness that kinda coats the palate. It finishes - apart from damn bitter - also a bit alcoholic, let’s say hintingly. Oily slick in the mouth, pretty active carbonation, body mediumish. Overall? Not as impressive as I’d hoped for. Pretty rough I’d say. Though luckily it kinda mellows (or my palate ’numbens’) down the stretch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (151) - - MAY 30, 2015
Pours clear amber with strong head. Nose has citrus, raisins and grass. A harmonious balance of bitterness and sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (535) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Alko Atomi. Strong alcohol presence. Nuts and fruits and alcohol. Strong!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (712) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle 35,5 CL. Pours copper with small white creamy lacing head. Yumm. Malty hoppy blend of goodness. Notes of toffee, citrus, grass, some alcohol, nuts, fruits. Pretty good stuff. Slightly too bitter at start tho.

- beerbasher

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle 0.355l from local Alko, Vantaa. BBE 24 NOV 2015. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, caramel, pine, hints of alcohol, hops and malts. Very caramellish, lacks fruits profile.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1246) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden color, frothy white head. Steely hop aroma. Full flavor with bitter hops and molasses. Lingering, resiny finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Lots of everything, but maybe sometimes less is more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (415) - - MAY 27, 2015
Deep amber almost red. Sweet caramel malty nose. Deep caramel malty flavour backed by by a long bitter finish. An awesome beer (more like a Barleywine?). Rated by BrewTom

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 355 ml, bottled. Pours hazy orange with a large beige head. Aroma: Spruces, slight fruitiness. Mild malty background. Lots of hops. Taste: Medium sweet, strong bitterness. Hoppy flavours, pines. Palate: Medium body, strong bitterness. Dry. Very balanced taste profile, but needs more (imho) flavour. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1700) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is citrusy, somewhat sweet, currant, light passionfruit, lime. Taste is a lot of caramel, citrus, some lime, blackcurrant, passionfruit, gooseberry. Tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaTuJa (16) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Mikä olut! Todellakin ansainnut paikkansa sijalla 48 Beeravocaten top 100 beers on planet Earth-listalla. Olut on kauniin kuparinen ja muodostaa paksun ja tasaisen vaahdon, joka laskeutuessaan jättää jäljet lasin reunoille. Tuoksu on runsas ja siitä löytyy voimakasta kypsää hedelmää, hieman pippuria ja muuta mausteisuutta, pähkinää ja jonkun verran leipämäistä maltaisuutta. Suutuntuma on eräs parhaista, joita olen ikinä maistanut! Todella runsas ja pehmeä. Maussa pähkinää, yrttiä, hedelmää, karamellia ja pehmeää, lämmittävää alkoholia taka-alalla. Jälkimaku on todella pitkä ja runsas, kuiva ja myöskin mausteinen. Kokonaisuutena todella tuhti ja voimakas olut. Mielettömän mukava ja nautittava. Olisin ehkä kaivannut sitrushedelmien aromeita ja hieman enemmän hedelmää makuun. Mutta silti, yksi parhaimmista oluista maailmalla! Huippua että sai tätä :) jos pidät vahvoista oluista, niin osta!!!


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