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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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very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigJYoungblood on 11-18-2013

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.
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2.89/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. D47 D-1 1D1B appears to be the code. Haven't a clue what it means.

Pours pretty darn hazy with a medium sized white head, fades moderately quickly (at least halfway) and seems to be leaving thick, porous sheets of lacing along the side of my mug. Smell is very characteristic of what I'm starting to describe as "old hops". I can't really smell much else.

Taste is strong on lemon, more old hops in the flavor, straw/hay.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy. Overall...not a great introduction to a brewery I hadn't heard of before.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Not bad but not what I expected. Strong malt flavor makes this one more closely resemble an east coast ipa. I would not buy again

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Omnium
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Rich amber color with a big thick foamy two fingers of off white head, thick lacing.
S - Tons of tropical fruits, mango, papaya, apple, sweet candy like malts.
T - Lots of tropical flavor in here, pineapple, mango, papaya, and there's a ton of malt that follows it, first its a very sweet caramel malt then it finishes with this toasted kinda flavor.
M - Very sticky, chewy and thick.
O - This actually tastes best when cold. As it warmed up it got less impressive, because the malt started to overpower everything.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.35/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.44/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

This one is pretty good but not my cup of tea- pours a clear amber color with a good two fingers of off white head and good retention and lacing.

The nose is a little fruity and floral- definitely smells like a higher alcohol beer.

Tastes pretty good- big malt thing going on and a little bit of jasmine tea, a little peach and lemon.

Mouthfeel is fine- medium full bodied and minimal carbonation. This is a pretty well balanced beer and if you like a malty IPA this is for you but I like things pretty bitter so I won't get it again.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.