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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
Pours a clear reddish copper color with a thick, creamy, lasting white head. Strong and appealing aroma of citrusy hops. Excellent flavor of typical west coast citrusy hops with carame. The finish is bitter, strong and lasting. The palate is medium and creamy and the carbonation is soft. Excellent, after having the Titan IPA I was looking forward to try this one and its definitely not a let down, now I look forward to try Great Divides other beers !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Big Grapefruit presense, very nicely done sweet tea undertone. Huge head out of the bottle. Deserves every bit of its ranking and more. I enjoyed this one very much.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Unbelievable aroma - perfect hop profile. Delicious hops in the taste - fresh, fruity and slightly sweet to begin, dry, firm, bitter and crisp to finish. Long aftertaste, which suits me just fine. Almost perfect - I could drink this all day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Sampled at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana Beer Club alongside Dreadnaught, 90 Minute, and a few other impressive IPAs. Theres quite of bit of blue spruce and citrus on the nose that come across strongly on the palate. I found the palate to be a bit thinner than I had expected, not thick and rich as some here have described. Theres some subtle notes of honey, candied ginger, and hazelnut. A solid IIPA, but not as well balanced as some others. Perhaps some time in the cellar will help it out.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermanjoey (11) - USA - AUG 18, 2005
You want to get you juice on while drinking a really flavorful brew ... this is the beer for that. Wow!! You dont even taste the 9.1% until it is too late. Nice hop bomb.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Nice thick, chewy, greasy, hoppy beast of an ale. Its what you expect from a highly rated imperial IPA. Its got a monster aroma the instant its opened, and the flavor doesnt dissapoint. Even with all the hops there is still a nice amount of sweet malt flavor to keep it very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Tasted in Keystone Colorado. Obtained from a liquor store in Dillon/Silverthorne. Appearance is deep rust / orange colour, clear with little or no apparent carbonation. Head is thick and sustained in the glass. Aroma has elements of spicy and floral hoppiness, as well as a cheesecake like sweetness. Very rich aroma. Flavour is well balanced for a Double IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
Amber colour with a thick sparkling white head. Extreme hoppy nose. It almost knocks me to the floor. A little nuttyness is sensible too. Great bitter flavour. Flowery and herbal. Extreme bitterness in finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG05
Hazy copper brown, small white head. Hoppy nose to extreme for hopheads. Sweet malty background in the extreme hoppy flavor, Great double IPA. A bit similar to Norrebros North Bridge Extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (4011) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours deep amber with a fair head. Very sweet flavor in the beginning a bit nutty, but soon the very full and bitter flavor kicks in. Very bitter finish. Difficult to rate other beers for a while after this one.


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