500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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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
4.44/5 rDev +12.4%
22oz. Bomber poured w/ standard vigor into pint glass.
A - Pours a clear amber with a 2-3 finger off white head. Retention decent, leaves whispering sticky lacing as it declines. Nice appearance, in my opinion similar to 90 minute, maybe a bit lighter.
S - One of the best smelling beers I have had of late I think. Fruity citrus hops dominate the nose with a bit of clove. Smells like a darn good DIPA, has a tropical, lively smell.
T - Balance. In the exact, slightly hop biased way I like it. Slightly sweet with hop bitterness following right after, the malt returns and dukes it out but the hops are what lingers. Malt is certainly no pushover here, but the fruity hops come through and the taste pretty much follows the nose. I can never seem to get a malt smell out of beers, especially not an IPA of any sort. I don't agree with previous reviews that this beer is "boozy", I think the hops and malt are so strong and balanced theres hardly any alc on the palate. It just warms in your stomach a bit at 8.3% ABV.
M - Carbonation is not incredibly strong, but a wet mouthfeel is honestly a bit preferred for a DIPA in my opinion, and I would not call it anywhere near flat.
O - Overall, a really solid DIPA, I think this will have a lot more reviews if it gets produced in high enough volume to reach a mass amount of hop heads like myself. If it wasn't $9 I would probably stock up on it, but I might still grab one with my regular Hop Stoopids!
11-26-2013 01:07:44 | More by laglocal
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
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!
07-15-2014 00:16:57 | More by stephens101
4.36/5 rDev +10.4%
This is a straight forward dipa. Its excellent. It does change as it opens, going from just hops to the separate hop profiles. Equal citrus and resin components with a slight pepper sizzle on the tounge. I will go after this again if given the chance. I directly compare it to dreadnought. Both delicious.
Consistent down the board but I think the taste shines.
12-22-2013 22:48:44 | More by macher0
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.