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RATINGS: 2522   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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4.1
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"IPAs are growing on me for sure. Poured with a nice head and lacing was great, hung to the glass the entire drink. Smelled of pine and citrus. Tasted much the same."

3.9
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Handsome orange amber, tanned creamy head. Agressive hoppy aroma - pine, citrus, grass. Light butter, amazing hops - nice broad profile. Medium body. Herbal finish, grassy aftertaste.

3.7
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Poured muddy orange with a fluffy off white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma was malty, caramel, and sweet grassy hops. Had a thick malty caramel body. The malt flavor dominated this one. Lots of hops in this beast and bitter to boot. Can taste the alcohol burn in the finish. Dry with a bitter aftertaste.

4.1
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Hoppity Hop Hop. Hoppy nose, hoppy full bodied mouth, and strong dank bitterness. A very high alpha beer even for a double IPA. Hope floral elements are not piney, more grapefruity. Yum!

3.4
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Somewhat strong IPA, with a nice malty finish. Somewhat hoppy, with a good head, I had this in Bomber form, and got pretty bombed myself!

4.2
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Thanks to chilehead for sharing this bottle during our homebrewing session. A copper pour with decent white head, aroma of is primarily pine-citrus hops. A very nice caramel toffee malt profile, of course hop flavors abound. Full bodied, somewhat syrupy sweet mouthfeel and excellent bite on the back end. Delicous.

3.9
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 From the bottle

Pours a big soft orange with a foamy head and a huge nose of fresh apple, grapefruit, and floral hops; the mouthfeel is rich and oily and the flavor slightly sweet before giving way to the lovely hop bitterness. The flavor is not an in-your-face bitter IIPA like Stone Ruinition, but rather a rich, complex beer driven by the citrus hops. Plenty of alcohol and warmth on the long end of the palate,

Strikingly good!

3.7
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
This was not as good as I thought it would be. Almost barley wine like in its taste, it was almost overly hoppy and I am a true hop head. Indeed, I would only be able to have one of these without it being too much.

4.5
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 Perfect IPA! Aroma is subtle and hops don’t overpower. Copper color with good tan head. Flavor is strong, hops bold yet leaves the palate clean (unlike many IPAs).

4.3
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
An orange red with a translucent haze. Bold head with a nice glaze. Sweet, carmel, and hoppy smell. This is a great full bodied beer.


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