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RATINGS: 2447   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (330) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Jotain salmiakkia ja aika paljon makua. Kyllä se jenkeissä taitaa IPA parasta vaan olla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (383) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Amber color with nice thick bubbling head. Aroma has grape, tropical fruits, grass and malt. Taste is bitter with nice long aftertaste. Some sweetness also in taste. Flavors of malt, citrus, fruits and also some pine in the excellent aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours fairly clear copper with a big, rocky white head, looks impressive. The aroma features not only rich American style piney and citrus hoppiness but also surprisingly lot of nutty, sweetish maltiness. Taste is heavily bitter and hoppy; a true hop explosion from start to a late, long finish. Flavours of pine and resin appear initially, later more citrusy notes and in the finish, grapefruit. Very assertive hop presence, malt character supports but takes only a secondary role as expected. A hint of alcohol in the finish. The palate is full bodied and thick, slow and heavy to drink – not indeed for everyone. Excellent stuff but perhaps a bit more tropical fruity aspects would have been in order.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Amber colour, nice fluffy head and lots of lacing. Aroma has caramel, grassy hops and pines. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, pines and grassy hops. Hint of alcohol in the end. Really full body and medium carbonation. Oily sweet Double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Poolieo (37) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Nice notes of pine and citrus. I'd like to have a few of these but at 10% be careful. I would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1706) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Mostly clear deep golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma of fruity hops and grapefruit. Bitter and sweet taste. A bit sticky feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (814) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Draft at Yard House. Pours clear amber with nice head and lacing. Nose is grapefruit rind. Taste adds some some nice sweetness. Lasting pine bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Anaranjada, con apenas espuma. Aroma fuertemente lupulado cítrico y piña, y a caramelo y malta. Poderosa en boca, tono alcoholico general y baja carbonatación, y sabor inicialmente malteado que pronto evoluciona a fuerte lupulo floral y de naranja muy muy amarga.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bomber to tulip glass. Copper color. Light tan head. Aroma of pine, earth, citrus peel, grass, sweet malts and some pepper. Taste is roasted malts, pine, citrus, spice and pepper. Big boozy finish. Moderate-heavy mouthfeel with good carb.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (264) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Huge ivory head, nice lace. Clear deep amber. Fruity and malty aroma. Strong taste with plenty of bready malts and citric hops. Not so resfreshing but filling. Very dry palate and long bitter aftertaste.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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