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500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Kurmaraja, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lorihall1, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark orange color. Pretty transparent with a half of finger of head on the pour. Active carbonation is low for the style. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Caramel and molasses on the front. Malt sweetness is pronounced and very potent. Hops are barely noticeable, smells like an imperial pale ale.

Taste: Bright, sharp malt sweetness right away. Accents of caramel, sugar, orange rinds, and molasses. The body continues to open up with tones of malt sweetness. Hop profile is again lacking.

Mouthfeel: Sweet smooth malt runs throughout. Carbonation is light which aids to the syrupy texture.

Overall: Man this was a malt bomb. Almost no hop profile. This bottle may have been a little old but with no bottle dates there is no way of knowing. Oh well nice to try something different.

KFBR392, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

lucasj82, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Trish, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

leftoverburrito, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

gopens44, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Schwegler, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Petey_the_Quiet, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Netdogca
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Netdogca, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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!

jeffjeff1, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

thatoneguymike, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BigGingDrinker, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of BuzzG
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BuzzG, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Booner818, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mportnoy, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of dman0628
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dman0628, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ThePaleRider, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mersh, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

twelveinches, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

czillmer, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Mike_Bowling
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Mike_Bowling, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Lawl3ss, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 14, 2014
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.