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RATINGS: 2507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
sandollor (48) - - MAR 24, 2009
I remember this beer being heavy and not at all like other IPA’s I’ve had. A deep flavor not afraid of the dark or deep rich stout beers this one will kick your ass.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (648) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
Pours copper with a medium white head. There’s some red berries on the nose, quite juicy. Quite a juicy start to the beer with a full on punch in the face bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (56) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
On tap in brewdog Nottingham. Excellent dipa, really surprised by the smooth taste, the label says 10 % alc. But could not feel this power at all. One of the best so far.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teamsale (37) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Copper amber with a medium brownish head. Smells of medicine, spice, pineapple, not the most appealing combination. Has a wonderful taste, extremely well balanced, sweet but not over sweet and just the right bitter. Excellent in spite of the aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2016
Tap pour into smaller than it should be 10 oz glass at City Works with commonshawn. Copper color with a more evident reddish hue. Very little head but looks like it’s an off white. Nose has some standard IPA qualities with some pine, citrus, and dankness (for lack of a better term). Taste has a healthy malty backbone more pronounced than other imperial IPAs. Hoppy bitterness is definitely present especially as it nears completing of the sip. Alcohol presence felt...strong. Kind of funny this was served up in such a small glass given the name and the alcohol hit. In general, feels a little overrated on this site. Still very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (45) - - APR 20, 2016
Brewdog Camden. Wasn’t too impressed with this. Aroma was kind of soapy even, taste showed the high alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (506) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
A bottle from the Great Divide Big Show box that I got last week.

It pours clear with a beautiful dark amber color. A three finger high, white-yellow head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, fudge, butter, syrup, pine, resin, orange and a bit of citrus.
Taste: Again the caramel - a lot of caramel! Resin, pine, citrus, lemon zest and tea.
Mouthfeel: Full body. High carbonation. A large bitterness that grows at the end and even after the beer has gone down my throat. Bitter, dry ending.
Great Divide has done a great job to hide the high ABV (10%) in the taste. I only recognize it from the warmth in my body :)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (262) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
I was excited because of how highly it is rated (3.9 at the time of this review) but disappointed. The aromas is very nice....hops with a touch of pine in the back. The initial taste is good, too....hop, bite, pine, burn, but it leaves an almost metallic taste on the palate. I've noticed that after having a few sips that the metallic taste has almost faded completely and am left with just the good. Also a nice warming of the mouth and gums. I was initially giving it a 3.3, but I'm going to bump my score up to 3.7. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/24/08. Its not for the faint of heart", Wow! they got that right, I’m glad I had another ipa before this one, otherwise my taste buds would have been decimated if this was the first beer of the day. A deep orange-amber body, minimal carbonation with tan head, all the suspended particles made it look like my glass was dirty. Aroma was very piney and floral, it remined me of canned pineapples, very sweet. It was almost to intense to enjoy the flavors of sweet nutty malts, citrus and fruit. A little too hoppy for me, but a great beer, If you enjoy a super hopped beer this one is for you

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (50) - - MAR 3, 2016
Pours golden with a white head, fine lacing. American hops, citrus fruits and malt on the nose; prefigures a powerful IPA. Medium to full body, thick texture, average carbonation. Bitter in taste, no signs of alcohol whatsoever.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
alcohol, caramel, citrus, grass, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,


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