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RATINGS: 2520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Enthused to pour this top-rated bomber driven up from San Diego & brought to market by our local bottle shop. Looks tremendous in pint glass: apricot colored with moussy white head and champagne-like cascading. A showy malt aroma, yet disappointingly little by way of hop aroma-- only scant piny notes. This beer offers a lot to the senses when sipped, as itís gushing with caramel sweet crystal malty core and plenty of piney hop flavors, then leaves a a resiny hop bitterness on the lips. Nearly-full bodied, a bit sweet, but does dry out some in finish. Alcohol notes become more prominent when I worked my way through it, but not distracting. As it warmed, it came to have some fruity, and heavy qualities I associate more with barleywine. So glad for bottle-dating. This one was two months old, plus itíd done some traveling from Colorado to NorCal via San Diego; Iím quessing this quashed some volatile hop compounds. Iíd like to try again with original aroma intact.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bassbug66 (1) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gentle_Ben (39) - Rutland, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
A little underwhelmed to be honest. A heavily floral nose which was pleasant. The body is thin and hides the alcohol relatively well, but to taste the excessive hops give a bitter and icing sugar type bite but there is no malt in the body to counterbalance. Finish is long on the bitterness. A basic hop bomb and nothing really to rave about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1402) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 20, 2016
Very mild for IMP IPA and 10 ABV. Decent smooth maltiness, vanilla aspect, citrus, pineapple, light pine. Bitter all the way with light hint of sweetness. Lovely but not remarkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (440) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: sabiedriska toalete, piena karamele, kanelis, miza. Garsa: salda loti, rutums neiztur balansu, iesals + viss kas aomaa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nie (95) - - JUN 14, 2016
Pint glass from tap. Pine and pineapple aroma. Golden, thin white foam, good lacing. Sour pine, citrus pith, super bitter finish. Drinks like a 7%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (989) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 10, 2016
Amber color with off-white head. Aroma has really resiny and earthy hops with a solid malt backbone. Taste starts malty and bitter at first but in the middle I get a really weird, stale flavor and it lingers for a while. Medium body and carbonation. I donít know if I got a bad bottle but the stale/stinky flavor kind of ruins it for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (493) - - JUN 3, 2016
12oz bottle. Hazy Amber gold color with an off white head. Resin hops aroma. Resin grapefruit up front with a strong hops finish. Heavy oily body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (469) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2016
At Howells and Hood in Chicago. In a snifter. Malty hop up front with a lingering long hop finish. The hop taste changes from concentrated orangey to a mild pine finish. Not for the weak of heart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (1019) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Hazy, dark amber beer with a smooth, off-white head and a sharp, aroma of hoppy grapefruit. Taste is grapefruity as well, though thereís a bit of a citrus blend in there. Itís not all bitter and hoppy though. Thereís a good, grounded maltiness there too and an airy, floral feel to the backtaste. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (402) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Clear, copper brown colour with some tan frothing on top. Rich, malty aroma, sweetness, brown sugar. Complex taste, with not too overpowering hops. Slightly bitter finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very good and well-rounded double ipa.


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