1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
500 BC Double IPA500 BC Double IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lionnusmb
lionnusmb

Iowa

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-15-2013 04:08:51 | More by lionnusmb
Photo of Oliversarmy1085
Oliversarmy1085

Florida

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-07-2013 18:43:59 | More by Oliversarmy1085
Photo of LloydBobBoozehound
LloydBobBoozehound

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

06-01-2014 04:13:11 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
Photo of mychalg9
mychalg9

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.6%

08-22-2014 23:35:29 | More by mychalg9
Photo of BeerasaurusRex1085
BeerasaurusRex1085

Florida

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-09-2013 04:37:31 | More by BeerasaurusRex1085
Photo of MJSJr
MJSJr

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

01-08-2014 05:57:46 | More by MJSJr
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-20-2013 16:27:06 | More by Guitars_and_beer
Photo of BigJYoungblood
BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-18-2013 21:28:35 | More by BigJYoungblood
Photo of mikerap100
mikerap100

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-03-2014 04:36:51 | More by mikerap100
Photo of Netdogca
Netdogca

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-01-2014 00:02:52 | More by Netdogca
Photo of czillmer
czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-23-2014 04:25:05 | More by czillmer
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-23-2014 20:30:45 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of bcuz7
bcuz7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-07-2013 03:58:42 | More by bcuz7
Photo of Jakeminnick
Jakeminnick


4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-18-2014 05:14:00 | More by Jakeminnick
Photo of WuBByG999
WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-05-2014 04:49:03 | More by WuBByG999
Photo of midnitesun11
midnitesun11

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-01-2014 01:38:21 | More by midnitesun11
Photo of Erice78
Erice78

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-30-2013 21:06:50 | More by Erice78
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-27-2014 19:09:51 | More by sammyg832
Photo of Domvan
Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-28-2014 16:28:22 | More by Domvan
Photo of jak
jak

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-12-2013 01:52:47 | More by jak
Photo of GT1
GT1

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-29-2014 06:20:09 | More by GT1
Photo of RoyalT
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
Photo of laglocal
laglocal

California

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
Photo of stephens101
stephens101

Oklahoma

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
Photo of macher0
macher0

Kentucky

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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.