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500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Here’s a new brew coming from Humboldt Brewing Company. This beer is called 500 BC Double IPA and it celebrates the California Coastal Redwood--the oldest living species in North America. This beer will be packaged in 22oz bottles by Firestone Walker and it will come in at 8.3% ABV.

(Beer added by: BigJYoungblood on 11-18-2013)
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mactrail

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tremendous spicy hop and mango aroma. Color is a deep amber with a touch of orange in the Saxo tall tulip. Handsome and long-lasting head. Smooth and tickly mouthfeel.

Great fruity flavors, more of the mango with a deep malty sweetness that seems just right to balance the huge hops. Sweet orange marmalade with that bitter peel taste. One of the best DIPAs I've had this year, and a real surprise. Pleasingly bitter finish well within the realm of drinkability. Less acidic than a lot of these big IPAs.

This one should help Humboldt's image as a serious brewer. If Anchor had made something this good, for a change, people would go beserk. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:41:15 | More by mactrail
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500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.