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RATINGS: 2537   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 Hercules’ aggressive, punchy hop profile. 85 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3403) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry - courtesy of him. Slightly hazy orange-amber colour with a medium sized beige head. BIG, juicy, hoppy aroma with notes of iced tea and blood orange juice. Flavour is solid as hell - bracing hops, some faint sweetness, enough woody malt to stop things from getting too out of control. Yum.


3.8
HourGlass13 (1187) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2018
Pours up a dark gold color with a nice tan foam head. Lots of booze in the aroma along with plenty of hops. Taste is lots of hops, and huge alcohol presence. Bitter burning booze finish. This is one bad mother of a beer.

4
freekyp (2563) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2018 Great Divide unleashes a Herculean onslaught of earthy bitter hops and alcohol burn. This beer is big, brash, and unashamedly butter through the long woody resinous fade. Pours deep hazy amber with an off white ring of small bubbled head. Nice roasted caramel nose. Not very fruity. Earthy and sticky. Heavy and hot.

4.3
briancavalier (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: APR 28, 2018 I really like this double. Found it in cans at the local grocery. It pours a lovely copper / dark amber with a medium dense off white head. It’s earthy and slightly pungent with a subtle citrus finish, and just the right amount of bitterness for my taste.

4.1
Jabah (939) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2018
Bottled on 01/22/09....sampled on 06/26/09 (10.0 ABV%):- This could be the hoppiest beer that I've had. This bottle read 10%. Has an amber color, minimal head, thick lacing. Lots of floral, piney, citrusy smell and flavor. Tastes like grapefruit juice. I wan't sure what I would expect going into this experience, but am sastified....who wouldn't be for this ABV% @ 22 oz.?? and I still have about 6-8 ounces to go!! Maybe expected the flavor to be a little less hoppy and a tad sweeter, but I am comparing it to Bell's Two Hearted Ale which I just sampled, and they are different in many ways. I might prefer the Two Hearted Ale (which is 7% and a little sweeter), or even DFH 90-minute over this. Worth the price though for sure... given the kick, and that it's a super-hop-bomb and all.

4.5
julesxxl (983) - FRANCE - FEB 14, 2018
(jam citron/orange/yeast, bouche bien construite, clever-fruitée, triple-belge-rondosité, super-hop collant, easy (85))

4.2
blackisle (3069) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle 12fl.oz (35.5cl.) @home poured into a shaker. Clear medium amber, tall frothy off-white head, good retention, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, orange, tangerine; smooth taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, light caramel, pine resin; malty bittersweet aftertaste, earthy touch, fruity notes, warming alcohol, dry bitter end; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation; excellent, a joy to drink but beware for the abv, a fine and sturdy IPA.

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (8610) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2018
355ml bottle. Cloudy, darkest amber colour with average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, off-white head. Piney, citrusy and minimally floral, hoppy aroma, hints of lemon, orange, a touch of chamomile, caramel malty background with an almond and toffee touch. Taste is sweet, caramel malty and bitter, citrusy and piney hoppy, hints of lemon, orange, floral overtones, some almond, a touch of toffee; full body, smooth, soft, silky palate, lingering bitter hoppy finish.

3.8
labeerinthum (1579) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 20, 2018
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso viene catturato da luppolo e lievito. L'intensità olfattiva è molto elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma resiste abbastanza. La grandezza delle bollicine è a grana media. La carbonazione è bassa. Il liquido è di consistenza limpida. Bollicine fini costituiscono la forma del perlage e salgono verso l'alto con velocità di ascesa morbida. Il colore è ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato. La struttura è di spessore. L'amaro è carico. L'intensità gustativa è elevata. La costanza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali sfociano in un finale luppolato. Il finale è amarognolo. Il retrogusto è intenso. Al gusto vengono donati toni di miele, frutta secca, luppolo, resina, fiori, agrumi, pompelmo, arancia e alcol invadente.

3.9
hauxe (1205) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2018
Pours dark bronze from the bottle. Aroma is a citrus, pine, and caramel mix. Taste is bittersweet up front, full of white bread and toffee, but turns rapidly bitter. Bitter to acrid at the finish. Despite the bitterness the strong malty backbone is never quite overwhelmed and the sweet hints of caramel remain as a consistent undertone. Body is rich and full. The alcohol stays hidden. A potent and bitter brew. While I’m generally not much of a hops head, the malts just manage to keep this one in balance for me.

3.9
dorain (896) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2018
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2018-01 getrunken. Für mich ein perfektes Imperial IPA denn dieses Ale ist sehr harmonisch gebraut. Hopfen und Citrusfrucht passen sich dem gut eingebunden hohen Alkoholgehalt gut an. Lecker!


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