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RATINGS: 2473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maddog (474) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Tried this brew for the first time last night,and I was blown away. I purchased it at Samís Warehouse in Chicago because of the 100 rating, and I was not disappointed. The very subtle, sweet malt beginnings are completely flooded with hops. This may be one of my favorites. The dry hoppy finish lingers in the palate for a long time. Just like the bottle says the hops are present from beginning to end. And then some.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 I have to say I think this is the only perfect score I have ever given. This beer is amazing. Itís right there with dreadnaught as the best beer you can buy. The beer has a nice caramel/amber hue. The smell is of grapefruit (dry hopped!) the malt is nice and strong, then the bittering hops take over and finially the finishing hops add a wonderful citrus finish. Overall amazing beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
twin37 (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
This is my all time favorite. This is the most flavorful, well-balanced IPA Iíve ever drank. Great nose of peach, tangerine, and pine. Beautiful roundness on the palate. Better than Stone could ever dream of.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours an almost orange tinted honey color with a full creamy froth with record breaking hangtime. Let me tell you, the froth could be compared to heavy whipping cream. I could have drank a full glass of this froth and been just as happy =). Aroma is of sweet citrus rind. Flavors of crisp pine, citrus, and vanilla bean w/ a mellowing caramel creaminess on the way down. Well ballanced and the alcohol is dangerously imperceptible. This is on my list of all time favorite brews, overall. I highly recommend.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lazz (3) - Brigdton, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
most awesome. Thank you for brewing such an excellent beer, and perfectly catering to my pallet. Completely worth anyoneís while.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Glass: tulip Purchased at: Joe Canalís, Lawrenceville, NJ Price: $7.29 Size: 22 fl oz ABV: 9.1% IBU: 85 Estimated Calories: 400 C RateBeer Rating: 99 Aroma 10 out of 10 Intensity: Strong Balance: Sweet Impression: Nice Malt Flavor: Sweet Toast Nut Caramel Hops Flavor:Floral Herbal Spice Other: Syrup, maple, nuts, grapefruit Notes: One of the best aromas Iíve encountered - fills the room. Appearance 5 out of 5 Color: Copper Clarity: slightly Dull Head Retention: Persistent Notes: One of the best head retentions Iíve seen in quite some time. Lacing is remarkable. Color is deep and very good looking. Body is not perfectly clear, but I imagine thatís by design. There is no mention of bottle conditioning. Flavor 10 out of 10 Intensity: Strong Balance: well balanced between Sweet and Bitter Impression: very Nice Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Nut Caramel Hops Flavor: Floral Herbal Spice Resin Citrus Other: Grapefruit, orange peel Notes: quite spicy - could stand up to the most potent foods and flavors. Palate 5 out of 5 Mouthfeel Sensation: Creamy Slick Drying and Warming Body: Full Carbonation: Lively and visible Finish Length: Long Intensity: Strong Balance: Bitter Notes: The finish is superb. The carbonation is present and active. The mouth is affected and warmed all over. General Impression: 20 out of 20 Craftmanship: Excellent Freshness: Fresh Personal Taste: Loved Notes: One of my all time favorite beers - remarkably drinkable, smooth, bitter, sweet, and tasty. Beautiful to behold, and nicely crafted. Aroma is enticing. Price is reasonable for the product, and the finish keeps you interested. A superlative beverage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
wow i found what i believe is a 08 bottle in world liquor in durango co wow again this is the first nutty dipa i ve ever tasted amazing drank out of avery tulup in hotel shared w/ wife all i have to say about this bottle of beer is sediment age this beer if you can or can wait...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Great double ipa. Tried at Beer Geeks on tap. Absolutly love this beer. The taste is great not overwhelming in anyway. Very very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Wonderful malty, nutty aroma, with the floral hops on the back end. Some pine in there as well. Best color and one of the best pours and heads I have ever seen. Nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness. Really a super beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 This not quite orange, not quite amber but somewhere in between Double IPA pours with a super huge, creamy off white head. Aroma is a sweet mix of hops, alcohol, malt, orange, grapefruit, pine, flower shop, Christmas tree, and candy store. The flavor is incredible! This beer has a sweet and satisfying mouthfeel that I donít think Iíll ever forget. Actually, calling this stuff beer is like calling Godiva chocolate candy. Itís just too good. From the very first to the very last sip flavors of sweet floral candy, citrus, sweet malt, toffee, HOPS, pine, alcohol, sugar and caramel coated nuts ensnare the senses and titillate the tastebuds. Hell, this beer made me use the word titillate...what does that tell you? Itís just simply incredible. Honestly, if I only had one beer on earth to drink Iíd hope it would be this one. I canít say enough good things about it. Without a doubt Hercules Double IPA is my favorite beer; at least as of 10/1/05. Overall...I love this beer!!!

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