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500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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500 BC Double IPA500 BC Double IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-19-2014 22:42:28 | More by zeff80
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

Pous into an oversized wine glass a clear full bronze with a foamy but tightly formed one finger white head that sticks like glue to the glass as it settles very slowly.Tropical fruits dominate the nose,like grilled pineapple and mangos with their sugars really coming out,some alcohol and caramel lends sweetness.Tropical boozy fruitiness dominates the palate,there is a mild grasiness that lends complexity to the hop profile.Not overly sweet for the style wich I like,it is sweet but not the main point of the beer.Wow a kick ass DIPA from Humboldt,a little surprising but in a real good way.

11-21-2013 22:17:02 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

Appearance – This is a beautiful muddy orange in color with some faint brown notes and a good, off-white, malty-looking head.

Smell – The dry-hopping here is apparent with a rich, resiny nose of big citrus and sharp pine along with a balancing malty caramel sweetness.

Taste- This DIPA delivers at the taste. The hops are very complex, smooth yet sharp at the same time, and a perfect balance of pine and orange. The grain is high-quality with the requisite sweetness needed to offset the intense hop flavors.

Mouthfeel – This is lighter than one would expect with all the intense flavors. It’s a solid medium-bodied which is cool. Often these monster DIPAs are closer to full and very filling but this is a bit thinner and very smooth. A session DIPA? LOL not quite but incredibly smooth.

Drinkability – Are you kidding me? How could any hop-loving beer-drinker not rate this at least a 4. Personally I find this one of the most quaffable DIPAs I’ve ever had. This is my first taste of a Humboldt brew but I am very impressed.

05-09-2014 23:11:20 | More by RoyalT
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-21-2013 23:49:52 | More by sabitu
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-12-2014 00:18:14 | More by Dbrulet
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lionnusmb

Iowa

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-15-2013 04:08:51 | More by lionnusmb
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-03-2014 01:16:07 | More by aquazr1
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-18-2014 02:58:08 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Lofreqwave

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-25-2013 05:05:08 | More by Lofreqwave
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-03-2014 23:32:01 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-03-2014 04:36:51 | More by mikerap100
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

07-12-2014 14:17:54 | More by Mantooth
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-02-2014 01:09:56 | More by Zonian1
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-03-2014 20:22:50 | More by Beer21
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-22-2014 23:53:12 | More by cmwilliq
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deuce9259

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-19-2013 14:16:25 | More by deuce9259
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-17-2014 02:34:58 | More by Schlafly33
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

05-09-2014 01:07:44 | More by joeseppy
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

01-04-2014 17:00:04 | More by whatname
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-20-2014 03:38:16 | More by let8it8grow
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ChrisCBeets

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-31-2013 03:33:00 | More by ChrisCBeets
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev +1%

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

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

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

08-23-2014 02:32:36 | More by BeerRunner
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Schwegler

Nevada

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-05-2014 01:09:27 | More by Schwegler
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500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.