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500 BC Double IPA - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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very good

232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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:
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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2.88/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
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).

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a round of disc golf on a course with insane terrain changes, I was very happy to find this on draft at Cork & Cask in Cornelius, NC.

Pours darker than most IPA's, and smells and tastes much more roasty than expected. It's definitely an IPA, floral nose and taste, bitter and fruity and really well balanced by the malt. I just read this is a limited release, brewed once. That would be a shame, it's an excellent beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.