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RATINGS: 2384   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a murky medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) rocky cream colored head that had decent retention, finally reducing to a thin layer of residue with some excellent sheeting of sticky lacing. The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a mildly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit / peel), toffee, caramel and a mild alcohol tinge. The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a hint of toffee early on, with the taste becoming a bit hoppier and having a strong grapefruit presence and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while with the taste of citrus and hops settling nicely on the taste buds, meanwhile a mild alcohol warming sensation just added to the enjoyment of this tantalizing brew. Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a dry oily texture and a good lively carbonation. Overall a DIPA with a well balanced blending of flavors that created a smooth sweet bitter taste, which made this a very enjoyable and drinkable brew.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (964) - 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 (423) - - 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 (1033) - 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 (2549) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
APPEARANCE - Mostly opaque orange with a 1-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, malty, fruity TASTE - Hoppy, bitter, herbaceous, not sweet at all. Bitterness lasts. ABV well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A bit of carbonation VALUE - The bar told beer menus itís 16 oz. Not true. Itís 12 oz. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very quaffable, maybe chuggable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollerton (90) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours almost no head. Malty aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste is also a lot of malt, caramel and alcohol. Good, but not my favourite Imperial IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (156) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Poured from the bottle into the pint glass, looks a majestic glowing orange. The strength of this beer lies in itís ability to taste like an IPA but pack the punch of a double or triple. I canít believe they made a 10% that can be finished in 4-5 drinks per glass. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Big, malty and bitter. Kinda chunky. Missing the punchy hop aroma I was looking for in a DIPA. Really more of a barley-wine to me. Iíll age a bottle for some more oldish flavors. Hop flavor/bitter profile is quite complex. Delish! Sip, sip sip, canít stop.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"good body, great mouthfeel. super hoppy, but maybe one of the hops used isnít quite to my liking...but the others are. i still like and recommend the beer, i just prefer a few others to this one. 8/09-still not my favorite double (see Ruination and Hop 15) but me thinks the first one i had was past itís prime. this time it was fresher, and while not huge in aroma, or even flavor for a 2ipa, itís perfectly balanced and quite tasty. "


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