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500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
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)
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GT1, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nrbw23, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Halluxone, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JHendu, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

watchnerd, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

djrn2, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Rick778, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

sjmad23, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Jakeminnick, Jun 18, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Floral, perfume, bready, toasted malt. Fairly sweet, with a lightly bitter finish. More floral than anything. Muted citrus. Nicely balanced. Though the sweetness is a bit overwhelming.

Malt dominant. Would be nice to try fresh, but I doubt it'd get much better.

barczar, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Gator_Nation, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

josh32219, Jun 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

LloydBobBoozehound, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

SplitsAtoms, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

fluidmotion, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bvermilion, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dudon, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bigjoe786, May 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RoyalT, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tjsmith910, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

atrocity, May 09, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darker honeyed pour with a very generous crown and sporadic lacing.

Very fruity ie. mango, papaya, apricot, guava-basically all the richer tropical fruit. Definite imperial malt whafts. Some pine cone action and earthy hop ever so subtle. I'm personally impressed with the aroma.

First big gulping reveals a lot of malt. Earthy hop spread over the tongue ever so lightly getting lost in the syrupy sweetness of the malt. Pine tree lingering in the nose.

Carbonation holding up really good thru all the malt. Sugars sticky meaning it's not a thirst quencher. I guess DIPA quality.

For what ever reason Palate Wrecker comes to mind. I only mention so, that others can relate and make their own decision. I'm not a fan of Palate Wrecker but this reminds me of a lighter version, which by the way, I do indeed like. Nonetheless it's too malty for me and could possibly be borderline into Barleywine territory. Bottom line, would I buy again-quite frankly no.

joeseppy, May 09, 2014
500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.