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RATINGS: 2389   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 Herculesí aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Very hoppy IIPA with a nice citrusy aroma and flavor. Malt in the finish balances it out. Excellent.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3711) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting on a yacht at the Herzliya Marina. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of caramel, honey, marmalade, flavor is bitter, with marmalade and tangerine, medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (449) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 25, 2014
355 ml bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm.
Dark amber to copper, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, white head.
Delicious, complex aroma of citrus, stone fruits, berries, tropical fruits, vanilla, caramel.
Taste is also amazing, with about the same aromas and adds pine and even more smooth malt notes of vanilla, nuts, biscuit.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, zesty, piney, with some sweet malts.

Amazing! Very very smooth, the ABV is completely hidden. The hops are very fruity, with lovely stone fruits and berries and the malt backbone is one of the smoothest and most distinctive Iíve experienced in an IPA so far! I imagine this to age very well. One of the very best IPAs Iíve ever had!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pine, citrus, and flowers in the aroma. Strong bitter flavor, with pine and fruit, and a nice underlying caramel malt. Bitter finish with some alcohol. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (187) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy amber orange, one finger head, suspended lees, lots of lacing and good retention. Aroma of dark caramel, grapefruit and flowers. Taste is mostly bitter on top of a lot a sweetness from the malt bill. Full bodied, low carbonation, thick creamy mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of yeast, tropical fruits, candied sugar, resin and aromatic bitters. This could be an old bottle which may or may not be bad. This beer is pretty damn good!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (189) - - DEC 17, 2014
This ones a no brainer for me. Itís a perfect Double IPA in my opinion. I loved it just from pouring it. Looks amazing. Dark amber with a pillowy head. Aroma isnít what I expected. It has a really nice malty sweet aroma with really floral hops. Taste is just awesome. Massive bitterness right at the front of the tongue followed by sweet tropical fruit. Tons of citrus and earthiness as well. This isnít just a run of the mill DIPA. This one is a real punch in the face in a great way. You can taste how much work went into making a beer of this quality. Really awesome stuff, a must try for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (983) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Amber with thin gamy Lacy white head; aroma is sweet hoppy blend with. Itís of pipe tobacco; feels light to medium semi fizzy nice; finishes dry hoppy spicy mildly bitter

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (194) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma is sweet hoppy caramels and the taste have a round, malty body with a resinous oil sensation. The standard notes of peach and tropical fruits is here, and there is hops doing their job, even if they are a bit tired from the trip overseas. Double the malts, double the hops, double the ABV. Whatís to dislike?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flemmingwillum (1039) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
Rating #1023, flaske fra Toft Vin. Ravfarvet, flot skum. ∆ble, pśrer og blommer i duften. Karamel og let alkohol. Smag af karamel, smÝr, blommer, bitterhumle, let frugter. Alkohol og god bitterhed i eftersmagen. Dejlig tyk og cremet. OK.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting on a yacht at the Herzliya Marina. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Hazy orange with white head. Rich fruity aroma, a little cherry and cheesecake too. Bitter, a little leafy, with hints of sweetness in the mouth. Medium body, long, bitter finish. A little old.


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