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RATINGS: 2561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (1106) - Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
A very good all around beer. Sweet, great, flowery taste, with a decent, welcomed "bite" to it. Great.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1470) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, pine, bread, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid amber/orange beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Not that much flavour for its abv to be honest. Especially the aroma is too soft to give it a high mark. Great appearance and palate though.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwy (80) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
If you like hops and pine, this is the beer for you. If you dont, stay away! This is a beer for those who love IPAs and strong hoppy beers. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 79

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/19/2017. Pours crystal clear medium orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pear, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressively bitter/drying finish. Great juicy hop complexity with a sizable malt backbone that is never overly sweet/heavy feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4584) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle. Amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, toasted malts, resinous. Taste is toffee, toasted malts. Medium carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Fun!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2140) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is pine, resin, grass, caramel. Body is heavy, strong resin and a good backbone, a little boozy. Lingering sweet palate. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Nice to see this return to the Lowlands after several years of absence, it gives me another chance to rate it. Clear light amber color. Steady white head, with some lacing. Aromas: fruity, citrus, mango, pineapple, flowery hops. Retronasal its sweet fruits, dark fruits, malty sweet. Flavor is bitter with a malty moderate sweet backbone. Above medium bodied. Long somewhat earthy bitter finsh, a bit ashy even. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumore (437) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 28, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours intense gold, with white foam. Aroma is caramel and some citrus feeling. Nice aroma. Body is relatively dense, some stringency. Taste is intensely bitter, with a good malt base behind. Finish is long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5559) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2017
(Great Divide Hercules Double IPA) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 10%. Deep copper orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a good sized and thick white head on top, good retention. Aroma has grapefruit and resin, plenty of hops. Taste is bitter with resin, pine, grass, light caramel on the back, grapefruit, light alcohol. Medium body, good carbonation. Very good, dangerously drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3344) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2017
10 cl p En l- och Whiskymssa, Gteborg 2017. Orange med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, tr, malt och frukt. Smakinslag av karamell, grapefrukt, apelsinmarmelad, skog och alkohol. Fyllig kropp, oljig munknsla.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2017
12oz can pours light golden with small white head fruit and hop aroma taste is floral with lingering malt& bitterness.


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