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RATINGS: 2336   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, - OCT 4, 2008
Thanks to rsamayoa. Bottle: @ informal ratebeerian gathering. spicy, herbal, medicanal, sweet, malty, well crafted.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a dark copper color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, quite floral with malt sweetness in the background. Taste of pine, bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a finish that is quite dry. Medium body, crisp and well balanced. Very enjoyable beer for the style as the hops and 10% ABV are not over powering. Worth checking out.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Probably my least favorite well-regarded DIPA in the world. Nose of chemical pine cleaner, hints of sweet maltiness. Taste follows in kind with a strange sharp note of berries, but I cannot really wrap my head around what it is that makes this beer so off-putting to me. It just is. I hadn’t tried it in years and thought maybe I was just imagining my dislike back in ye olden days, but I still just cannot abide this beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, resin, maybe spruce, some alcohol. Appearance: dark gold, medium white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters intensifying, floral hops, very dry in the average-long finish. Overall: fantastic IIPA, great bitters in palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear amber, juicy pine, chewy, sweet, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (501) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Color cobre algo utpido, espuma color crema densa. aromas herbales y ligeramente afrutados, cítricos. Cuerpo medio-alto, inicio dulce que recuerda ligeramente al azúcar moreno, final amargo complejo, con toques herbales y cítricos pero que sale de la boca con un intenso sabor resinoso y seco.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Lots of citrus and malt. Comes together well with good floral essence. Orange with good head and lacing. Finishes pretty bitter. Hoppy and boozy on top. Tap at some bar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2163) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Orange yellow bit hazy pour from bottle. White head. Sweet resin and malt smell. Malty citrus piney but sweeter rather than bitter. Really quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Ridiculously drinkable for 10% ABV. Very nice pine and citrus hop profile with a nice malt backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (290) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bomber to a tall pils glass. Copper gold with fizzy white head and lacing. Lots of floral, citrus and pine aroma. Chewy, smooth, solid malt backbone... Dry bitter finish... Outstanding DIPA!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
A big old chewy Double IPA. The Titan was great, but Hercules defeated it with his big hop muscles of tropical fruits, pine and resin. I never really noticed the strong alcohol in this one due to all the hop kick and punches hitting my tongue. Finishes of juicy with a big thick hop body. A real demi god of beers.


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