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RATINGS: 2364   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msavage235 (90) - - OCT 5, 2012
Hmmm, so much going on here it’s hard to put a label on it. The initial contact with the tongue blasts you in the face. Hops at the forefront but the taste always ends in the caramel, malty aftertaste. Hop hater be warned, this definitely is "not for the faint of heart" as the brewer says. A very sweet IPA but also intense with lots of malts, citrus hops and a nice alcohol burn.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Looks.. Hazy orange amber, sml white head. Smells..floral and unripe stonefruits, loads of malts..red honey, caramel. Tastes..hops v malts battle won by malts, sweet floral hops, strong caramel malts.. A little boozy too. This was bottled 1 yr ago.. So was expected to have lost some hop character..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Excellent.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cool_Bond (1397) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Incredibly bitter scent. The taste is bitter and quite obnoxious. There are no words I series uses often when I drink beer but this beer I really difficult to drink. It has a minimal fruity taste but as I said, it is taken over by a bitter taste. Bitterness is not good at all, but may still hold in the whole mouth for a long time. To me this beer svårdrucken even though I love Double IPA. Nevertheless believe that this is an defect beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (774) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
355ml bottle. Amber-ish body with a medium head. Citrus and pine dominates, along with some tropical fruits. Strong alcohol presence and a bit dryish mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (22) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Swedish SB. Pours dark amber with a slight haze. Aroma inviting with clear citric notes and a whift of pine. Taste is hoppy bitter but well balanced with a sweeter roasted malt body. Alcohol strength punches through and is a little too strong for my taste. Overall a very well composed and very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Heavy on aroma as well as Alcohol love the taste but it is not enough to hide the punch that is why for me it is a bit of a downer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SandB (20) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Kraftig humledoft, mycket citrus. Kraftig och fyllig smak med skön beska efteråt. Riktigt bra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (134) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4 finger beige head, amber body. Nose: Alcohol, fudge, raisins, grapefruit, oranges, dates, caramel and green pepper. Aroma: Resin, oranges, nuts, caramel, raisins, alcohol, pine, fudge, starfruit, grapefruit and green pepper. Long bitter ending.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Unpleasant sour malt aroma, cloudy caramel colour without much head. Taste of hops, malt slightly sugary with an almost watery feel and slightly bitter malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dojken (212) - - AUG 31, 2014
Flaska. Frisk lite pepprig fruktig doft. Smaken balanserad o tydlig. Det känns att det mycket humle i ölen. Mycket trevlig o god efterbeska. Något spritig i smaken för att den skall trilla över 4 i betyg


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