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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - AUG 3, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Pours a cloudy amber with lots of sediment in the second half of the bottle. Decent size head that leaves lots of layers of lacing. Aroma is citrus, and caramel. As I drink this, the caramel sweetness of the malt is the first thing that hits me followed by the slight piney bitterness from the hops which stays all the way through the end. Almost seems like you can switch back and forth between the malt and hops at will. No alcohol burn which is surprising considering its 10% abv.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 2, 2017
10%ABV. double IPA. Poured out amber. 12SRM. Nose is sweet with caramel and toffee aromas nice sweet candy, pulled sugar aroma. Nose bear the end has cat pee, bong water funk. Mouthfeel is full and soapy. Palate has an interesting full bodied umami almost savory taste feel to it, the briefly opening up to allow pie crusts, bread crusts, wheat toast flavors in. Hint of animal crackers. Hops are earthy, resinous, sappy, grassy finish. Finish is medium-long. Resinous, sappy, back of the tongue. Overall a big IPA that likely started with impressive grain bill where the brewmaster then felt that the hop lineup they started out with likely needed augmenting and ended up with a beer with a specific gravity that needed to be managed and then translated into a race to name the beer; Hercules being apropos, Gros being another. Goes on Favorites List!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (840) - - DEC 28, 2016
A deep orange-coloured beer sampled on draught at the Yardhouse at New City at Lincoln Park in Chicago. Strong aromas of malt and resinious hops and a strong white head. A powerful beer with a creamy mouthfeel, a strong sweet malt base and incredibly powerful hops with plenty of orange peel, pine resin and grapefruit in the taste. A blockbuster of an IPA. Surprisingly easy to drink considering the high ABV and the powerful flavours. An excellent Double IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (586) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
TAP. Light golden pour with small white head.. Soft sappy fruit hop nose.. Golden malt, goes to sappy hops, with lingering malt& bitterness, ABV well hidden.. sourced great divide

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1175) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 9, 2016
On tap @ Artigiano in Fiera 2016. Ramato, riflessi ambrato carico, con schiuma beige fine e persistente. Aroma intenso e complesso. Luppoli americani conferiscono il classico aroma di aghi di pino/resina, fruttato agrumato (scorza darancia e pompelmo). caramello, liquore e toffe sono anche avvertibili. Dolce quasi amabile limpatto, etereo, scompare sotto il peso di una luppolatura intensa con conseguente sensazione amara. Ci sono anche note di frutta secca (noce/mallo) e caramellato/tostato del malto. Calda, molto calda, corposa, spigolosa, poco carbonata. Incredibile equilibrio, decisamente armonica,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (166) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Delicious and bursting with bright hop character. Based on the label description, I expected more noticeable malt influence, but that was lacking. Even though that was lacking, I am not bothered at all since I dont expect that to come through in a DIPA. Definitely will get again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- bottled May 17 2016 --- Big aroma of malt and hops. Hazy dark amber color, beige head that stays at 1", lace cobwebs. Taste is caramel malt, medium carbonation, and solid citrus hops. The catch is that its all perfectly balanced and exceptionally smooth, especially considering the high abv. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rleao (3) - - NOV 13, 2016 does not count
Strong body, smooth, medium carbonation, great aroma of hops, medium high bitterness but not much persistent after taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (227) - - NOV 3, 2016
Great hoppy aroma and strong hop palate. Strong finish. On tap yard house. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2599) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle from Carmine Street Beer Shop. Must be a long standing one since it pours like a suspension of golden flakes in a copper liquid, spongy light beige head, floral hops aroma, med carbonation, bitter orange peel taste, thin body, long bitter finish. It gets much more bitter towards the end, dont know whether due to expiry date issues.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (236) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is strong hops, citrus and pine. Taste has bitter hops and malts. Bit of sweetness. Quite nice.


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