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Humulus Ludicrous - Half Pints Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 31
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: trevorwideman on 08-13-2007)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a MoB teku glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to tbadiuk for the bottle!

Pours a deep orange/brown color that speaks of the malt profile to come. The nose is very malty with some nice citrus and spice coming through in the background. On the palate, this beer is still very malty with lots of caramel, light brown sugar, bread dominating. There is a decend wack of hops there with some citrus, floral notes and some spice trying to dry the finish out. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy but still nice considering the malt profile. Maybe I am a hophead, but there seemed to be too much residual sweetness in this beer for my tastes.

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2013 vintage, poured from a 650ml bottle.

A: Orange/golden, a bit cloudy off the pour but it settles clear.

S: Smelled is enticing...orange/citrus and floral hops.

T: Sweetness off the top with a slow bitter finish - very nicely balanced. Like the smell, strong citrus undertones, a bit of pine here.

M: Medium body and carbonation, and an oily mouthfeel frame the strong beer nicely.

O: This is a big beer: big on hops and and big on malts. But it is balanced in such a way that both these extremes dance across your palate and neither is overpowering. This is (one of) Half Pints' secret recipes, and is a seasonal beer to reflect fondly upon and look forward to year after year.

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A : pours a clean dark amber, 1/2 finger of small bubbled head which hangs around, very healthy lacing

S : pleasant aroma primary of floral hops and lemon citrus, pine, some iced tea sweetness

T : starts of with some sweet caramel right into intense hops and citrus, pine and somewhat herbal, deep hops, minty and slightly soapy, the finish is a resonating hop filled bitterness

M : full body, well carbonated, somewhat oily, smooth, wet end

O : A fiercely hoppy DIPA which i enjoyed every minute of. The aroma complimented the delicious flavors of this beer and at %8.0 ABV the alcohol seemed tame. Overall this was outstanding and one of my two favorite beers from Half Pints.

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Huge thanks to tdadiuk for sending us this brew. Bottled August 2013.

A: Pours an exceptionally clear deep amber with 2 fingers of off-white head leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Sweet malts notes upfront of dark honey together with toasted grains or cereal and a slight toastiness. Background notes of earthiness and hints of pine. Much, essential hoppy in the scent than I expected.

T: Here are the hops, grassy, piney and citrus pith. Middle notes of sweet malts quickly followed by a long lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A nice DIPA but slightly less balanced than what I was hoping for. While the malts were very present in the scent, the taste was much more towards straight hops. This would work better in my view if there were more hops in the scent to balance out the malts and the reverse in the taste.

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Humulus Ludicrous from Half Pints Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.