Humulus Ludicrous | Half Pints Brewing Company

Humulus LudicrousHumulus Ludicrous
BA SCORE
89.2%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 102 ratings
Humulus LudicrousHumulus Ludicrous
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada
halfpintsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by trevorwideman on 08-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,396
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
102
Liked:
91
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
8.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Have a feeling this has past its best before by.. getting a strong malt flavour with little hop bitterness. No hop aroma at all

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mtomlins
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a MoB teku glass and shared with friends.
Thanks to tbadiuk for the bottle!

Pours a deep orange/brown color that speaks of the malt profile to come. The nose is very malty with some nice citrus and spice coming through in the background. On the palate, this beer is still very malty with lots of caramel, light brown sugar, bread dominating. There is a decend wack of hops there with some citrus, floral notes and some spice trying to dry the finish out. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy but still nice considering the malt profile. Maybe I am a hophead, but there seemed to be too much residual sweetness in this beer for my tastes.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DJQ
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage, poured from a 650ml bottle.

A: Orange/golden, a bit cloudy off the pour but it settles clear.

S: Smelled is enticing...orange/citrus and floral hops.

T: Sweetness off the top with a slow bitter finish - very nicely balanced. Like the smell, strong citrus undertones, a bit of pine here.

M: Medium body and carbonation, and an oily mouthfeel frame the strong beer nicely.

O: This is a big beer: big on hops and and big on malts. But it is balanced in such a way that both these extremes dance across your palate and neither is overpowering. This is (one of) Half Pints' secret recipes, and is a seasonal beer to reflect fondly upon and look forward to year after year.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge thanks to tdadiuk for sending us this brew. Bottled August 2013.

A: Pours an exceptionally clear deep amber with 2 fingers of off-white head leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Sweet malts notes upfront of dark honey together with toasted grains or cereal and a slight toastiness. Background notes of earthiness and hints of pine. Much, essential hoppy in the scent than I expected.

T: Here are the hops, grassy, piney and citrus pith. Middle notes of sweet malts quickly followed by a long lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A nice DIPA but slightly less balanced than what I was hoping for. While the malts were very present in the scent, the taste was much more towards straight hops. This would work better in my view if there were more hops in the scent to balance out the malts and the reverse in the taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of FrostyWPG
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Humulus Ludicrous from Half Pints Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.2% out of 100 with 102 ratings
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