Homo Erectus | Walking Man Brewing Co.

Homo ErectusHomo Erectus
BA SCORE
73.7%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 118 ratings
Homo ErectusHomo Erectus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Walking Man Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
walkingmanbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by freed on 09-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,955
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
118
Liked:
87
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
11.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Braz
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dleigh
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first IPA I really got into (shout out to Produce Row Cafe in Portland back in '08!). Recently saw it hit shelves in bottles and picked up one. There is no bottled-on date on the bottle, so who knows how fresh it was. Pretty hoppy and pretty good, but doesn't have the magic I remember from back in the day. Perhaps it's better on tap or perhaps it's been a victim of the IPA arms race of the past decade.

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Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearman13
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy coppery orange w/ a 1-finger sudsy head that settles to a thin film of sea foam

Aroma is citrusy and herbal/floral, with more tropical fruits like mango and papaya. Some cool pine in there too.

Taste is likewise a blend of grapefruit and other equatorial fruits, some pine. Gradually I get more juicy orange, and strong alpha-acid bitterness on the finish. Plenty of pale and caramel malt serve as counterbalance to the resinous hops, maybe almost too much malt? Taste seems a little unbalanced, but this could also be an older bottle. No bottle date so we will never know.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, not quite chewy.

Overall, on the one hand I'm enjoying the complexity of this imperial IPA in a world where the style seems to be trending toward more in-your-face pure hop aroma/flavor; on the other hand, it still seems a little muddled. As a more traditional Northwest take on the imperial IPA I can see what they're trying to do, so I'm scoring it at or just shy of outstanding on all counts. Glad to finally have tried this one anyway.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wumsphire
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

32 oz. growler fill from Chill and Fill in Portland, OR. Dark amber, smells of sweet malt and piney hops. Taste is caramel and pine, little or no citrus thankfully. Perhaps my favorite DIPA. 9% abv, 90 IBUs of beer goodness. Pair well with a cheese plate, smellier the better. The first DIPA I had was this 10 years ago, and I was sold then. Glad its still just as good.

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Photo of jrand2621
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a three finger light tan head with good retention and pillowy lacing, looks great. Nice aroma of caramel and bready malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, orange citrus. Flavor is rich caramel and biscuit malt, resiny citrusy and somewhat dank hops with hints of grapefruit and pine, finishes with very nice caramel mixed with hop resins. Great mouth feel, medium with a pleasant creaminess. A quite intensely hopped IPA, but with a big malt body to support the hops. For all the hop flavors and power, suprisingly little herbal hop flavors. However the balance of rich malt and strong hops works out quite nicely. I like malty IPAs and this one hits the spot. Glad I got to try this now that they are bottling it.

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Photo of bcuz7
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spencerneff
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppyalein
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hualalai
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaybeKatie
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCross
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SEP 7, 2014
Growler from ABV. Pouring a clear copper with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and very nice lacing, this looks great! The nose opens with a big blast of Cascade hops, citrus, chalky and moderately juicy. Candied grapefruit and citrus are present along with an intense pine oil aroma. Malt is moderate, caramel and bready in nature. The palate opens with an intense, pungent pinesol bitterness and flavor, massively resiny, immensely dank and hilariously over the top. Alcohol and sweetness are noticeable and add an intensity to the palate. Simple syrup, bread, caramel and a little burnt toast are noticeable. The mid palate has some of the citrus and fruit flavors with candied grapefruit, honeydew melon and orange peel. Mildly sweet and quite bitter on the finish, this beer is medium-full in body and softly carbonated. The booze, the bitterness and the sweetness make this a little difficult to drink a ton of. Decent stuff.

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Homo Erectus from Walking Man Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 73.7% out of 100 with 118 ratings
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