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RATINGS: 2336   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).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber / orange color with a samll fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy and sweet malty with some notes off nuts, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Very smoth and nice IPA. Body is mediun to full, texture is oily, finish feel is moderate alcoholic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
22 fl oz bottle. Pours deep golden orange with a lacing off-white head. Pineapple and caramel malt aroma, light citrusy note. Flavour is fruity with light peach and pineapple notes, dry wooden touch and a breadish malt base. Dry bitter and yet light sweet fruity finish. Goes really dry in the far finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
A hazy amber beer with a caramel colored disappearing head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of caramel and oil. The flavor is lovely hoppy with notes of the oil from the hops before a dry hoppy end sets in. A lovely IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Dark amber, thick, creamy off-white head. Incredibly fruity nose with hints of....pineapple! Beautiful hoppy aroma with lots of fruity esters - again. An underlying sweetness almost drowned by an extreme bitterness, but also an extreme experience. 310505

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Bottled at DBF 2005. Orange coloured with a solid lacing head. Nice aroma with lots of fruits and hops. Nice sweet flavour with lots of fruits and hops. Nice long bitter finish. Not as bitter as North Bridge Extreme.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Bottled. A bit hazy orange colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma was flowery and fruity hops. Slight caramel, and nuts also. Flavour is nutty, hoppy and a bit caramellish. Hides it’s alcohol quite well, but alcohol shows in a quite warming feeling while you drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled, thanks Dr.Bill! Reddish amber. Restrained hop aroma. Hugely malty with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dominated by citric, perfumy hops. Lingering very bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of pine needles. Malty and very hoppy flavor, hints of pine needles and citrus. Long hoppy aftertaste. A very nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
12th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Fruity but amazingly bitter IPA. Double everything alright! An experience. Bitter grapefruit and orange. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 2010-02-18, bottle, 9-5-8-5-18=45
Dark amber color; generous creamy head. Wonderful aroma, the hop has fruits, resin and pine needles; also a bit sweaty. Strong and round body, massive caramel and toffee flavor, sweet as necessary, with extreme hopping, very resiny over all. It’s not a fresh bottle (maybe a couple of years old), the ageing allows to better blend the components, and it’s too hoppy to feel any change in the bitterness department.

2008-08-26, draught at Cockney Pub, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Hazy amber color, yoghurt-like head. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Strong body, supporting extreme flavors, where the toffee reigns, the resiny hops as well, and it has the required sweetness. An angry monster.

2004-11-13, bottle, 9-5-9-5-17=45
Hazy orange - light amber color; creamy head. Wonderful aroma, hops, fruits (oranges, grapefruit, ...), herbs, ... Excellent malty body, quickly overwhelmed by a crazy hopping, rising and rising... The final is strong, aromatic and very long, with more than a touch of bitter oranges fruitness. Extreme!


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