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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 Hercules’ aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/15/13. Thanks to Jay for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a generic tulip. A: Pours a reddish copper color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. Definitely an attractive DIPA with a nice amount of lacing left on the glass. S: There is a lot of caramel, plummy expressions, and faint pine on the nose. Surely, this one is past its prime. T: A sweet caramel opening gives way to plenty of earthy, boozy, and piny qualities on the finish and aftertaste. Past its prime? Yeah - even still, I’m impressed by how balanced and mellow this one comes across. The boozy notes in no way ruin my moderate enjoyment of this one. M: The texture is medium, and thankfully isn’t too syrupy or boozy either way. It also lacks some of the sharpness some DIPAs develop - but to be fair, this IS an older bottle. O: Quite good, considering its advanced age. Fresh, this is one to keep an eye on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2342) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle from Carmine Street Beer Shop. Must be a long standing one since it pours like a suspension of golden flakes in a copper liquid, spongy light beige head, floral hops aroma, med carbonation, bitter orange peel taste, thin body, long bitter finish. It gets much more bitter towards the end, don’t know whether due to expiry date issues.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is strong hops, citrus and pine. Taste has bitter hops and malts. Bit of sweetness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (2443) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
(Tap) clear, bright orange colour with a small white head; creamy palate; intense aroma of citrus, honey; strong, balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (669) - Duvall, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Draft poor at the collective. Amber cloudy color pour, sweet aroma kind of malty, extremely smooth drinking little caramel roast notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (389) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours hazy light brown with finger of tan head that hangs around. Aroma is a balance of floral hop and earthy malt belying what’s to come. Flavor packs a punch of bitter citrus rind mid-sip, and finishes with some lingering bitter. While the alcohol is masked in flavor it makes its presence obvious in the brain!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RNDave (20) - Fillmore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Dark honey color with very soft yet attractive aroma filled with hops, hops, and more hops! So very, very smooth for such an unapologetic full flavored brew. Goes down smooth without any strong aftertaste. Absolutely wonderful on the palate. I think I found a beer I’ll always look for on the menu. A RaiderHead finally found something about Denver he likes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1161) - SPAIN - SEP 2, 2016
From Beergium. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 2x07. Deliciously sweet, with some between orange and pineapple that feels very refreshing. Dangerously drinkable. ABV very hidden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Great Divide. Hazy orange-amber with a fine, thick head. Big piny, juicy, resinous nose, caramel, orange. Sweet and a bit syrupy, lots o’ pine. A nice, old-school W-IPA. A bit anachronistic, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3898) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark hazy brown color with a thin white semi-foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light messy lacing The aroma starts off with some glazed orange/citrus peel/rind bitter to sweet hops with some piney bitterness. Caramel malt balances in a sweet malty way. The flavor takes the sweetness of the hops to the sweetness of the malts to enunciate a low riding overall sweetness. Light tobacco smooths into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slidingly smooth sipping quality to it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Overall, old school styled DIPA that alleviates the pain of wanting it to be modernized. So, it’s built to last malty body helps it make it the sipper that it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
33cl bottle. The beer is clear with beautiful copper/red color and a medium, creamy head. Aroma of the beer is very sweet with resinous and strong fruity syrup notes. Also some fruity jelly with alcohol. Mouth feel is thick and creamy with delicate carbonation. Which is nice. Flavor is sweet, almost cloying sweet like a barley wine. But there is a lot of hop burn and resinous/fruity character ending with medium bitterness. Like I said the hop burn and medium bitterness makes is a quite balanced and delicious. Overall a very nice beer but heavy.

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