1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
500 BC Double IPA500 BC Double IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

251 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | 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.
View: Beers (5) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 45
Photo of chrismattlin
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of baklo
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

Photo of BuzzFee
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of MikesnoHSL
3.84/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of clausm76
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of IRISHFAN951
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerRunner
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mychalg9
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Jdotswizz
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of yuenglingade
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jbierling
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of scotorum
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House tulip pint.

a; Clear amber with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Caramel malt and resin.

t; Caramel malt balanced by considerable hop resin. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. Bitterish finish.

m: Medium with great body and carbonation tingle.

o; Outstanding DIPA, somewhat reminiscent of Green Flash's Palate Wrecker in that the tasty caramel malt backbone is strong and beautifully balances the hi-powered hops (or vice-versa).

Photo of themind
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of richard_stanton
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thereal_adam
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.