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RATINGS: 2546   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
22 oz bomber. Pours a gold copperish color with a medium sized beige head. Smells of intense pine needles. Has that west coast ipa taste to it. Excellent !! Citrus, pine, floral hops, and a hint of vanilla best describe the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
On tap at a funky little place in Bostons Back Bay but I dont remember the name. Deep amber pour supporting a thick white head with a ton of lacing. Huge hoppy aroma with citrus, vanilla, pine and some malt in the background. Flavors very much in line with the aroma with the hop profile cranked up another few notches. Very rich and almost chalky maouthfeel and a bracingly bitter finish. Overall, this is one of the most aggressive Imperial IPAs Ive tasted and at 9+%, it carries a ton of firepower.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aussie12 (14) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Great hop flavor, definitely not for the kolsch or cream ale lovers out there. I liked it at about 50 degrees, seemed to get the max aroma and flavor balance. Good stuff, not to mention the 9.1% weight, pow!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours almost orange, with a big white head. Aroma is very hoppy, Notes of pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malty, and hoppy. Lovely hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Very hoppy! Lots of pine, lychee citrus. Lots of floral hops in the aroma dn the flavour. It is quite sweet, and leans way towards the hops, but this seems to be more balanced than other Double IPAs ive had. Lots of flavour, beautiful stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 draft @ redlight redlight 2nd rating. Strong piney resinous aroma, with bitter grapefruit peel Pours orange amber with a solid white head. Strong pine flavors upfront, with toffee and caramel malts following, with citrusy hops finishing it out. Bitter with a strong sweet background, for a double ipa it is pretty balanced! excellent beer. Fresh hop aroma, a little spiciness, a little sweetness. Poured amber orange. Very well balanced it has great hop character and still a big malt beer lives in there somewhere too. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2005
A pretty, amber body with an off-white head. My first reaction was uh oh, too sweet. Then the hops hit providing great balance and departing with a slightly bitter aftertaste. 85 IBUs, it needed all of them. I drank this slowly, it put sweat on my forehead. This allowed me to admire the sip lines, many of them, to the bottom of the glass. Subsequent swallows let me identify the heavy malt, almost nut-like, character of the sweetness. This is big stuff, the name does it justice. This is a session beer, one 22 ounce bottle lasted an hour. I was full, I was satisfied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Pours a medium to light amber with a nice tight sticky head that lasts through the whole beer. Aroma is loaded with citrus and piney hops, along with some pine and a good slightly sweet malt backbone. Flavor is dominated by hops, and balanced very nicely with malt. Alcohol is pretty much non-existant as far as perception. Mouthfeel and finish were exceptionaly smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
An extremely enjoyable beer. A wave of citrus-y acidic bitterness washes over my mouth with the first sip, but its not overpowering...very smooth. The thing that really sets this IPA apart is a superior mouthfeel...for a double IPA this is an extremely drinkable beer. One of my favorites

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Odd...the original post wasnt mine... Anyways, the hops deliver a stinging, citric burst, a very intense initial taste. The hops quickly fade against a solid backdrop of tangy caramel and bread. Hoppiness seems low for a double IPA, and the same goes for an trace of alcohol flavor. A fairly weak Hercules.


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