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500 BC Double IPA | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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3.9/5
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317 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States
humboldtbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

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.

Added by BigJYoungblood on 11-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,915
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
317
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
55
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of MPSTARR
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reno9
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oceanman907
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good looker of an IPA but not the best for flavor. Deep golden Amber with a frothy tan head with excellent lacing. Smell is also lovely with sweet grassy hops dominating. But the taste is all musty wet hay and sweet wort. Maybe this batch had passed its prime but I wasn't happy with the taste of the hops. Still it could be a good full bodied ipa when fresh.

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Delicious Nice Hoppy IPA.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 20, 2015.

Copper-amber almost mahogany pour under a long lasting cream colored head.

Aroma of resin, roasted malts, earth.

Medium body.

Not uber-hopped but there are plenty of hops in this DIPA. Just not the explosive kind. More sweet. Decent bitterness to end.

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Photo of KenFolk1269
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickrem
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CayseyW
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benesi88
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lochef81
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwiggi1
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To celebrate the life and longevity of the famous California red wood trees, some hops have to die- a lot of them! The woodsy and resiny taste packs a wallop of flavor and brings the intensity and complexity to boot.

Deep and sappy with amber, the ale pours with a heady bouquet of grapefruit, orange, apricot and pine. Its bold caramel sweetness carries a modest toastiness and a firm nutty backbone.

As the taste develops, its barleywine-esque sweetness and fullish body relaxes and the hops begin to project. Tangy and bitter with citrus peel and pith, the growing bitterness grips the throat and ushers in its assertion of leaf, stem, freshly shaven bark and intense resinous taste.

Trending maltier than most imperial IPA, its bitter-sweet finish carries a boozy bite that's stronger to taste than even its 8.3% indicates. An estery aftertaste sheds light on the beer's apricot, nectarine and mild jam character... and with a jolt of gin spiciness for extra measure.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of golfwolf
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAFoley
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - medium amber crystal clear body with bubbly tan head. Very good retention and sudsy lacing.

S - big citrus grapefruit hop

T - dank earthy grapefruit and lemongrass hops. Very nice solid smokey and sweet malt backbone. Earthy aftertaste

M - medium body with moderate bubbly carb. Sticky and resinous

O - great ipa. Hits all my favorite aspects and has a taste that remains enjoyable throughout.

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Photo of reptile3141
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ncelauro
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kennethkomentai
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mta11c
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 BC Double IPA from Humboldt Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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