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RATINGS: 2451   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Very aggressive, although a lot of the intensity comes from the alcohol content rather than the hops. Donít get me wrong, itís very hoppy, but itís actually pretty well-balanced. To compare it with a Stone beer, I would say itís closer to Double Bastard than to Ruination. There are a lot of layers... the resinous, floral hops, the toasted malts with more than a hint of vanilla, and of course the extra kick from the high ABV. Impressive.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Pours a honey gold color with a large bubbly beige head. Piney grapefruit hop nose. Upfront, flavor is huge of citrus, with hints of tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. Futher sips yield a caramel malt backbone with notes of pine and more citrus. For a Double IPA at 10% ABV, this drinks very smooth and easy. Midtaste brings earthy malt with resiny hops. Spicy bitter hop finish. Big and flavorful, a nice IIPA and a must try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (4579) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
#34 for July 4th poured an amber color with aromas of floral hops and malt. Flavors are floral hops and booze with some light cardboard. Meh not that great lots of booze in this and mildly sweet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2898) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
"Accidental" target at Standard Market. Warm alcohol smell brings good tidings of much hops. Alcohol comes in cost, a bit hot, and it makes the hops taste like they might be aging out like a cellared 90-Minute. while still a great strong IPA, in this case the taste canít match up to the expectation of the nose.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmyohane (75) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma has sweetness, vanilla and grapefruit. Pours almost clear amber with a dense creamy head that leaves beautiful lacing. Quite a lot of yeasty bits floating around. Taste has medium sweetness and medium bitterness. A lot of resin and grapefruit with a nice, full malty backbone. Average carbonation. Some warmth from alcohol in the aftertaste. Almost perfect DIPA!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (330) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Jotain salmiakkia ja aika paljon makua. Kyllš se jenkeissš taitaa IPA parasta vaan olla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Amber color with nice thick bubbling head. Aroma has grape, tropical fruits, grass and malt. Taste is bitter with nice long aftertaste. Some sweetness also in taste. Flavors of malt, citrus, fruits and also some pine in the excellent aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours fairly clear copper with a big, rocky white head, looks impressive. The aroma features not only rich American style piney and citrus hoppiness but also surprisingly lot of nutty, sweetish maltiness. Taste is heavily bitter and hoppy; a true hop explosion from start to a late, long finish. Flavours of pine and resin appear initially, later more citrusy notes and in the finish, grapefruit. Very assertive hop presence, malt character supports but takes only a secondary role as expected. A hint of alcohol in the finish. The palate is full bodied and thick, slow and heavy to drink Ė not indeed for everyone. Excellent stuff but perhaps a bit more tropical fruity aspects would have been in order.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Amber colour, nice fluffy head and lots of lacing. Aroma has caramel, grassy hops and pines. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, pines and grassy hops. Hint of alcohol in the end. Really full body and medium carbonation. Oily sweet Double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Poolieo (37) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Nice notes of pine and citrus. I'd like to have a few of these but at 10% be careful. I would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1710) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Mostly clear deep golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma of fruity hops and grapefruit. Bitter and sweet taste. A bit sticky feel.

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