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RATINGS: 2551   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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4.4
   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16586) - 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 (4029) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Very powerful aroma. Very nice, hoppy and malty flavor. Bordering om barley wine. Charming brew.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 rhus C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2005
Maybe I have been smoking for to many years because I had a hard time picking up the POWERFULL aromas that everyone else describes. I did sense citrus and pine in a pleasant way - but huge amounts: No. Colour is semi-cloudy amber, with a nice foam that doesnt completely go away, but clings to the inside of the glass. Mouth feel is very rich and pleasantly creamy, and the aftertaste lasts a long time. Really gives your taste buds a workout with lots of hop bitterness and refreshing citrus, pine and malt flavours. Bordering on being to extreme but doesnt cross that fine line. An excellent IPA. Ups, almost forgot to mention the alcohol. It does say 9,1% on the bottle but that is completely hidden by all the different flavours.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
(many thanks to beeryum for this brew)so i have been looking for this for a while and finally found some.i poured the hercules into a cognac snifter glass as recieved an "ice tea" like looking body with a nice tine white head.i gathered aromas of grapefruit,oranges,hay,lemons,and pne needles.the first thing i noticed was how nice and thick the mouthfeel was.giving up flavors of citurs,pine,and a nice malty backbone.this is a very fine i2pa and it was worht the wait.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Fabulously balanced Double IPA. Coppery colors, and a nice hoppy grapefruitiness balances well with the malt bill. This is a great one Ill be having again and again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Dark golden to orange color, head mostly dissipates and it leaves a little lacing. Hops and grapefruits dominate the aroma and flavor, but has a lot of malt behind it and a nice balance. Reminds me a lot of Ruination IPA and I love them both.


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