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RATINGS: 2431   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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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1693) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jon3s (2) - - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
Bread, nuts, toast, floral, pine, citrus, herbs, alcohol, resin and alcohol. Alcohol comes through too evidently. Would be interesting to taste this with 7-8%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (7) - - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Medium amber beer pours with off-white medium frothy head. Malty aroma with cookie and straw, very fruity hops with grass, sweet orange and peach. Notes of pineapple, toffee and banana. Taste is sweet combined with great heavy hops with licorice long aftertaste. Nice rounded combination. Very well balanced. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat alcohol in taste. One of the nicest dipas I’ve had.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaTuJa (12) - 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!!!

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yonny (42) - - MAY 4, 2015
Tap pour at Upstairs (Mtc) of cloudy orange amber with 1/2 inch white head. Hint of citrus & pine scents. Rough initial taste of grapefruit with hint of tar. Unlike other double IPAs, bitterness does not fade much. Taste is very much "in you face", but not overly complex. Interesting to try, but not my mug of ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (411) - - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1280) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Market Street. Pours a cloudy orange amber with medium white head. The aromas are pine, grapefruit, citrus, The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (733) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PlinyDad1952 (57) - - MAY 16, 2015
WHAT THE H@LL! LET ME TELL YOU EVERYBODY NOW THAT A DUBEL IPA CAN NOT HAVE ONLY 85 IBU; THIS ONE HAS NO HOPS SMELL OR FLAVER. THEY’RE SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT A LITE BEER. PROBLY NOT DO THEY’RE OWN HOPS NETHER. SINCE OBAMA STOLE THE ELECTION IN 2006 THESE HOPS AND GET STUFF LIKE HERCULEES AND HOOCH MAKERS LAGUNITAS. BUTT LET ME TELL YOU PLINY GETS IT (DO YOU GET ME NOW!) A CONIESEURE CAN TASTE IF BEERS HAS LESS THAN 200++ IBU WHICH IS WHY ITS THE STRAW BROKE THE CAMELS BACK FOR PLINY. SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT PLINY COSTS TO MUCH MONEY BUT IF YOU DO THE MATH PER IBU ITS PROBLY THE BEST DEAL. IDIOTS.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2015
335 ml bottle
Copper-orange clear beer with dense off-white head leaving big lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, resin, caramel, tropical fruits and slight alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty and bitter with alcohol. Palate is quite full and soft with heavy bitterness. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has alcohol, resin, pine and grapefruit. Too much alcohol taste to me. Could work as a slow sipper with more interesting malt base, or as an IPA with less alcohol, but this way it’s worst of both worlds.


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