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Humboldt Brewing Company 500 BC - Humboldt Brewing Co.

Humboldt Brewing Company 500 BCHumboldt Brewing Company 500 BC

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BA SCORE
88
very good

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%


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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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of eggshell white head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Pineapple & grapefruit & leafy hops

T: Follows the nose, pears, a touch of breadyness & orange rind up front. Grapefruit pith, a touch of tangerine & pear, plus a little boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with tons of tropical fruit & a bit of toffee sweetness & dryness

MF: Fairly chewy, soft carbonation, nicely balanced

Solid DIPA, not hoppy enough for hard core hopheads I'm sure, easy drinker more or less

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 23:16:37 | More by russpowell
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-20-2014 18:18:39 | More by lucasj82
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Trish

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-19-2014 02:35:05 | More by Trish
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-11-2014 22:27:52 | More by leftoverburrito
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-06-2014 17:57:53 | More by gopens44
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Schwegler

Nevada

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-05-2014 01:09:27 | More by Schwegler
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-03-2014 21:46:19 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Netdogca

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-01-2014 00:02:52 | More by Netdogca
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jeffjeff1

California

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- amber color, thin head

Smell- mostly citrus hops

Taste- citrus hops, well balanced, nice bitterness

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. I would love to have more of it. Just the right amount of bitterness! Very good!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:08:55 | More by jeffjeff1
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-23-2014 20:30:45 | More by thatoneguymike
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-21-2014 03:38:45 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-14-2014 17:40:56 | More by BuzzG
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-03-2014 04:28:21 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-02-2014 20:49:46 | More by Booner818
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-02-2014 08:31:21 | More by mportnoy
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dman0628

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-01-2014 20:53:35 | More by dman0628
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ThePaleRider

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-27-2014 21:43:31 | More by ThePaleRider
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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2014 00:15:32 | More by Mersh
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-23-2014 18:20:42 | More by twelveinches
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czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-23-2014 04:25:05 | More by czillmer
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Mike_Bowling

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish gold with thick amber head. Nice resinous sweet DIPA with well controlled alcohol flavors. Particularly good with roast beef sandwich. Greatest strength is aftertaste. A minute or more of sweet pine with touch of citrus. Definitely a solid DIPA that I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 18:20:54 | More by Mike_Bowling
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chilled 22 oz. bottle into 33 cl tulips.

Look- Nice pour, capped with three fingers of frothy off-white head that falls slowly. Deep amber body, crystal clear.

Smell- Apricot, spruce, wintergreen, bubblegum, honey, bing cherry. A little toasted character- overall pretty nice, a little on the sweet side.

Taste- A little plain after the aroma, vaguely reminiscent of a toned-down Nugget Nectar or maybe Pizza Port's Mongo. Lemon-lime, moderate sage-pine bittering, a little honeylike sweetness. Herbal finish, lingering mint and lemon rind.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, crisp carbonation. Pretty clean, a touch of astringent booziness. Somewhere in the nowhereland between watery and substantial, leaning towards watery. Carbonation is prickly and not really fitting. Not bad, but I wouldn't want more than 12 oz. or so.

Overall- Decent. Nothing stands out in particular in the flavor or aroma department, but it is pretty. I wouldn't really recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 07:28:34 | More by Lawl3ss
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden amber color with apricot edges and a frothy, two finger white had that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little darker than expected but otherwise looks pretty good.

Earthy, floral hop aroma with grassy pine and oily resins countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. The hop profile is lacking in balance and could use a touch of sweetness to counter the earthier, piney notes. Strong caramel malt presence with hints of toast, toffee, roasted nut and subtle dark fruit character.

On the lighter end of medium body with some dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the prominent malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Sticky and resinous with some straw and soil-y grass flavor along with some pine needle and spruce tip but overall, the hop presence is one dimensional and pretty weak. The malt presence is much stronger than expected/preferred making this beer taste more like a tame American barleywine. Slightly toasted with some leathery malt, caramel sweetness, toffee and toasted bread. Subtle alcohol and dark fruit sweetness in the finish. The high ABV is decently masked but the lack of balance and strong malt flavors hurt the drinkability of this beer. Not bad but disappointing for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 07:52:15 | More by corby112
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TubaDan

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-13-2014 03:28:31 | More by TubaDan
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