Home >

Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous

Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
The Latin name for hops is Humulus Lupulus, and when we decided to brew an ultra hoppy Double IPA to celebrate the brewery’s anniversary, Humulus Ludicrous was born. Pale two-row, crystal and Munich malts form the firm malt base with thick, nutty flavours. We add a stupid amount of Centennial and Cascade hops during the brewing process and finish with running the sweet hot wort though a hopback (stuffed with more hops) on its way to the fermenting vessel. But, we’re not done yet! Three separate dryhop additions take place as we move the brew through to the aging tanks. The result is a beer with unrivalled grapefruit and orange rind aromas with a bittersweet malt finish. 100 IBU As seen in "World’s Best Beers" Ben McFarland, and "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" by Adrian Tierney-Jones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to VanJamer, thanks Jamie! Pours a hazy copper with a thin creamy white head that sticks to the side of the glass nicely. Nose is of piny hops, resinous. There is also some slight caramel in the background. Taste is more bitter than sweet but still very well-balanced to me. Flavors of fruity hops, caramel and resin. Finish is slightly herbal and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high and drying. Overall a nice double IPA, I’d drink that again (in a smaller bottle, hopefully).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (94) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep copper amber, with small white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, resin and slight citrus. Taste is rich caramel, molasses, some maltiness. Finishes with a long, astringent bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Tap. Orange Amber, offwhite lace. Nice broad fruity and perfumed hops, grassy and light resiny on the palate. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel. Pine aftertaste. Nice, extreme but balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (471) - CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers dense beige head (that doubles in size after the pour becoming a marshmallow) and great retention, heavy lacing. Nose is moderately intense citrus and piney hops with light pale malt in the background. Taste starts moderately sweet, giving way rapidly to intense bitter. Medium body with moderate sustained carbonation and a lingering spicy bitter finish. “Ludicrous” is a good name for this beer. The head, the nose, and the finish might all be described as such. This is not a beer that believes in hiding its light under a bushel. I like it! The flavour of the Centennial and Cascade hops comes through loud and clear, and despite the colour and the initial nose, the pale malt plays very much a supporting role, rather than coming to the forefront. I like precisely this balance in a DIPA. An excellent choice to hold its own against spicy foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours an unclear copper colour with an average, frothy, off-white head that laces nicely. Fruity aroma with malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of grapefruit, pine, malt and caramel with a very dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (575) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Aroma of hops and malts. A sweet IPA with just the right amount of hop bitterness to malt ratio. I did however knock a point off for being a much deeper amber pour than I want from an IPA and for a very bitter pine note on the nose. An otherwise excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sam_rates_beer (23) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Very well balanced considering IBU of 100. I smelled the subtle scent of Manitoba bud a few times, must be a family connection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Burnt color, Head was nice and thick. Tasted great. Has a burnt smell. Nice heavy beer for a Saturday night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6098) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, faded hops, earthy bitterness, some funk. Disappointing based on other beers I’ve had from this brewery.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 14

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50