500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.08/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled on 9/27/13:
APPREARANCE: The bubbly white head on sitting on top of this beer is about a half-inch thick upon first pour. It settles relatively quickly into a very thick and fluffy cap with full lacing around the entire glass. As the beer is consumed the lacing remains very strong up top, covering about 70% of the back of the glass. Underneath it all sits a very transparent, nearly perfectly copper-penny red colored beer.
SMELL: So far, this is an appetizing Double IPA. Classic West Coast aromas; pine, citrus (with a good dose of that being orange) and a touch of grassiness. The only drawback here is that it could be a little more intense.
TASTE: A reviewer before me said “slightly hop biased”, which is a great way to put this beer. Although I would say it’s a little more than slightly, maybe a medium hop bias, yet still, the point is that despite the nice dose of hops, this is a well balanced beer. That orange from the nose is still in here, which I really enjoy. Some other fruit flavors enter the equation as well, along with a nice pine/grass combo. There is just enough malt to cover the huge hop profile and give it a slightly sweet backbone.
MOUTHFEEL: On the sticky side for a DIPA, but not overly so. There is a light tickle to the carbonation that seems to spark a bit of the hop characteristics and despite some of the sweet malts for balance, it finishes nice and dry. A pleasant hop flavor is all that’s left on the palate.
OVERALL: Humboldt/Nectar’s beers have always been a little overlooked in my opinion, at least out here in Colorado. I hope this new brew, which was very well done, can spark a little interest in what they are brewing. This is a very nice example of a classic West Coast DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 01:28:40 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The tan head fades slowly into this blood red brew. A pocked residue leeches to the sides of the glass. Looks magnificent.
To the nose we have pine, citrus and caramel goodness.
Taste not unlike biting into a caramel and hop pie, or what I can assume one tastes like, even though they don't exist outside of surreal dessert-land. Almost chewy going down with hella residual vanilla and alcohol notes. A little spicy way back and lightens up as it goes.
Creamy and delicious all the way. I'll have another slice please!
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 00:16:57 | More by stephens101
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
After a round of disc golf on a course with insane terrain changes, I was very happy to find this on draft at Cork & Cask in Cornelius, NC.
Pours darker than most IPA's, and smells and tastes much more roasty than expected. It's definitely an IPA, floral nose and taste, bitter and fruity and really well balanced by the malt. I just read this is a limited release, brewed once. That would be a shame, it's an excellent beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 14:17:54 | More by Mantooth
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.