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RATINGS: 2366   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Poured a medium/deep copper color with a thin white head that was much smaller than I was expecting but that still had good lacing. Great aroma with a nice amount of pine and floral coming through, not just all hops. Good balance between the malt and hops with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
7stern (388) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Bronze colour with small head but lasting laces. Peach and strawberry aroma, also grapefruit. Full bodied malt taste, fruit and soap hides much of the bitterness and alcohol at first. Long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (195) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
BOD 6/25/14. Clear amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Normal head with excellent lacing and retention. Nice nose of blended hops (pine, citrus and a bit of dank) over a caramel background with a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Below average carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The taste profile is complex, but a bit out of balance. The alcohol is quite prevalent. It begins with a caramel rush that flows into the hop flavor, but never totally recedes. The middle is a mild dank bitterness. The finish lingers with alcohol and a slight phenolic note.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (373) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Looks.. Hazy orange amber, sml white head. Smells..floral and unripe stonefruits, loads of malts..red honey, caramel. Tastes..hops v malts battle won by malts, sweet floral hops, strong caramel malts.. A little boozy too. This was bottled 1 yr ago.. So was expected to have lost some hop character..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Excellent.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cool_Bond (1408) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Incredibly bitter scent. The taste is bitter and quite obnoxious. There are no words I series uses often when I drink beer but this beer I really difficult to drink. It has a minimal fruity taste but as I said, it is taken over by a bitter taste. Bitterness is not good at all, but may still hold in the whole mouth for a long time. To me this beer svårdrucken even though I love Double IPA. Nevertheless believe that this is an defect beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (776) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
355ml bottle. Amber-ish body with a medium head. Citrus and pine dominates, along with some tropical fruits. Strong alcohol presence and a bit dryish mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (24) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Swedish SB. Pours dark amber with a slight haze. Aroma inviting with clear citric notes and a whift of pine. Taste is hoppy bitter but well balanced with a sweeter roasted malt body. Alcohol strength punches through and is a little too strong for my taste. Overall a very well composed and very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Heavy on aroma as well as Alcohol love the taste but it is not enough to hide the punch that is why for me it is a bit of a downer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SandB (22) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Kraftig humledoft, mycket citrus. Kraftig och fyllig smak med skön beska efteråt. Riktigt bra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (134) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4 finger beige head, amber body. Nose: Alcohol, fudge, raisins, grapefruit, oranges, dates, caramel and green pepper. Aroma: Resin, oranges, nuts, caramel, raisins, alcohol, pine, fudge, starfruit, grapefruit and green pepper. Long bitter ending.


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