500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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Reviews by joeseppy:
3.94/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Darker honeyed pour with a very generous crown and sporadic lacing.
Very fruity ie. mango, papaya, apricot, guava-basically all the richer tropical fruit. Definite imperial malt whafts. Some pine cone action and earthy hop ever so subtle. I'm personally impressed with the aroma.
First big gulping reveals a lot of malt. Earthy hop spread over the tongue ever so lightly getting lost in the syrupy sweetness of the malt. Pine tree lingering in the nose.
Carbonation holding up really good thru all the malt. Sugars sticky meaning it's not a thirst quencher. I guess DIPA quality.
For what ever reason Palate Wrecker comes to mind. I only mention so, that others can relate and make their own decision. I'm not a fan of Palate Wrecker but this reminds me of a lighter version, which by the way, I do indeed like. Nonetheless it's too malty for me and could possibly be borderline into Barleywine territory. Bottom line, would I buy again-quite frankly no.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 01:07:44 | More by joeseppy
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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 169 ratings.