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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution, hazy dark-amber hue, with a thick white-beige head, nice floral leafy, piney, grassy, citrus hoppy, toasted, caramel malt nose with some lemon, grapefruit peel, light toffee, resinous accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet toasted, biscuity, caramelized. pale malt, flowery citrus, grassy, leafy hoppy character, with some cedary, piney, resiny, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, lemon marmalade flavours, leading towards a warming, sweet caramelized, toasted maltiness, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, lingering leafy, grassy, cedary, piney hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle - Earthy pine hops with a strong malty backbone. Clear copper with a foamy beige head. Resinous earthy hops, orange and lots of caramel malts. Nice bit of bitterness and a bit of alcohol heat. I used to really like this and either it’s not a great batch or maybe my tastes have. Still pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma of evergreen needles. Beautiful rich red colour with a snowy lacy head that lasts surprisingly long. Tastes like forest honey, which is something I guess I just made up. I like it better than the last time I tried it, which was when I didn’t really like IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Couleur ambre profonde avec un col blanc moyenne stable. L’arôme est fortement d’agrumes, d’orange et d’ananas surtout, avec un peu de malt et une légère douceur. La saveur est houblon et agrumes avec une présence solide malt et une légère douceur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours a nice dark copper colour with a bit of dry hop pellets left settling to the bottom. Nice big white head settling down to a sticky lace. Smells of pine and some alcohol tingle finishing with some nutty maltiness which becomes more prominent as the beer warms up. Taste is initially bitterness and booze that complement each other with a perfect carbonation letting the malt profile to show through at the end with notes of nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours a clear orangish amber color with a big off white head that lasts the duration of the beer and leaves lots of lace. Smell’s of bready citrusy and nutty notes. Taste is sweet on the tongue right away and then the hops kick in and you’re left with a big bitterness and some nuts to balance it out. Faint hint of booze on the finish as well. Great imperial ipa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark copper-brown with thick creamy beige head and nice lacing. Very light citrus in the aroma, hops lean more toward eath and pine. Malt is definitly present, some nuts and caramel. Flavors are once again malty: maple and nuts.. It remains very bitter and dry with a decent pine presence. This is a big IPA, heavy and sticky palate. I would classified this one as an American strong ale, it reminds me of a dryer version of American Bastard. Good for what it is, not necessarily my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7876) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
bottle from david paquet, shared also with tom10101 and minderbinder. many thanks! almost clear light amber, red hue, with a very nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. tons of fruity esters, leafiness, floralness, hint of resin, nice toasted malts, few dry caramel malts. average carbonation, medium body, very nice citrusy and herbal medium long finish. well balanced brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle 650ml. Pours copper with low off-white head. High lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits, malt. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruits, malt, pine? Bitter finish. Palate: Body is medium-high. Overall: Very good. A tad too bitter for me, but very good otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks David for sharing this one! Clear dark amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of malt/caramel with lots of citrus and pine hops. Taste is also of malt/caramel and hops (mostly resinous). Sweet and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. I’m not usually a big fan of these malty DIPA but this one is quite good. There’s good balance between malt and hops and it’s still drinkable despite the heavy body for this type of beer.

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