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RATINGS: 2447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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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1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
HonusWagner (1701) - 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.


3.5
   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. Kyllä se jenkeissä taitaa IPA parasta vaan olla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (382) - 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 (557) - 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 – 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 (1706) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (810) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Draft at Yard House. Pours clear amber with nice head and lacing. Nose is grapefruit rind. Taste adds some some nice sweetness. Lasting pine bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1144) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Anaranjada, con apenas espuma. Aroma fuertemente lupulado cítrico y piña, y a caramelo y malta. Poderosa en boca, tono alcoholico general y baja carbonatación, y sabor inicialmente malteado que pronto evoluciona a fuerte lupulo floral y de naranja muy muy amarga.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bomber to tulip glass. Copper color. Light tan head. Aroma of pine, earth, citrus peel, grass, sweet malts and some pepper. Taste is roasted malts, pine, citrus, spice and pepper. Big boozy finish. Moderate-heavy mouthfeel with good carb.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (260) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Huge ivory head, nice lace. Clear deep amber. Fruity and malty aroma. Strong taste with plenty of bready malts and citric hops. Not so resfreshing but filling. Very dry palate and long bitter aftertaste.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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