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RATINGS: 2554   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 This is where blind partiality to this style gets me. Suckered in every time by a great over-the-top no-remorse taste-bud scorcher. Ridiculously massive head that retains well beyond pour. Heck, halfway down the glass its still a good quarter-inch thick and standing. Lace is ridiculous. I had to add a bonus point onto the overall to better account for the ridiculous appearance. Heck, this is beyond ridiculous, and into ludicrous. Light speed too slow. The rest is not some mere afterthought, either. Aroma highly floral. Delivery an ace. Massive hop flavor, some stickiness but thats to be expected. Creamy finish, lingering hoppy dryness. Ive got a 8===D for this kind of beer! No apologies required!
Currently listening: John Barry movie scores. So Morricone aint the only great film composer out there . . .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2677) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2005
Big floral hop nose - fresh. Doughy and even smokey aromas. Opaque ruddy-orange color, foamy off-white head. Big chewy malt body with some sweet caramel that gets overwhelmed by an insanely powerful hop bitter. Complex and mouth drying. Bitter for sure. Gritty texture at the end. Grapefruit-like too. Alcohol is detectable after the swallow, intensifying the flavor. Not for the weak at heart. A hop-heads delight. Like a barlywine - recalls Bigfoot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours amber with a thick, creamy, off-white head that fades to a faint cover, nice lacing. The aroma is very full, pine, grapefruit, caramel and some notes of dark fruit. The flavor is pineapple, caramel and nuts with lots of piney, soapy hops, some woodyness. The finish is long, dry and bitter with lingering soapyness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Great malt citrus hop aroma, first sip thick malty great hop tang left in the mouth after sipped

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 good fresh grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. copper color. very similar to their Fresh Hop Pale Ale but with a little more noticeable alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2573) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Good sized dense and frothy head of fine bubbles. Thick sticky sheet of lacing remains. Light carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of roastyness and caramel. Little bit of citrus but the hops dissapate out of the aroma pretty quickly. Needs more big JUICY hops. Color is a dark amber. Nice hoppy flavor with a good bit of roastyness. Thick and sweet palate with loads of malt. More caramel, orange and some spruce. Hides its alcohol very well. Does warm as it goes down. Thick hoppy bitter finish. Honestly, the hops are a little on the meager side and get washed out by the thick heavy malts. This is my only gripe against this beer. Otherwise, a very good double IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
this was a very, very good IPA and at 9.1 - - its even better. I love the big beers. this was big on flavor, finish and HOPS. VERY very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Thanks Walt!!! Pours an orange/amber color with a small head and little bit of lacing. The aroma is malty and orange. The flavor is delicious, heavy with orange and hops. Some floral tones in the aftertaste really complete this beer. Feels good on the palate. Thanks again Walt, this is a great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Deep orange color with a small frothy, some legs on the glass leaving head. Medium spruce and cheese nose. Dry alcohol finish. Medium to extreme bitterness with alcohol, coffee and nutty flavors. Actually it reminded me more to a Barley Wine. I guess if you can*t take it you are a wussy - Im not a wussy :-)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 I have heard to much good about this beer, than it was able to fullfill my expectations. So I was a little dissapointed. The flavor was to bitter. The colour was not to clear


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