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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (845) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
Reddish brown with a frothy head that laces well. Fruity smelling. Taste is caramel malt with lots of pine and fruit. Nicely bitter

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Clear reddish pour with a 2 finger white head. Straight pine hops in the aroma. Pleasantly hoppy. Sweet balance, not just a hop bomb. Very enjoyable IPA. Lacing is epic. 090412

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at the GCBF. Amber, spiderwebs. Aroma of mango, tangerine, apricot. Taste is bitter, yes, but the crystal comes out mightily. A well crafted DIPA... I’d heard this was overhopped but it’s not too bitter at all, it’s "well balanced" (which is almost absurd to say for this most extreme of styles) with the malt base.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
Pint at St. Augustine's. Clear amber. Fruity malt aroma. Fruity hop bitterness. Nice. Don't expect a punch of either. Well balanced though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a pretty amber with off white head and nice lacing. Citrus, pine, mango and soap in the aromas. Some initial fruit flavour, and some caramel maltiness..but it’s mostly a bracing bitterness that has you think you’re eating pine needles. Long lasting sappy bitterness that stays on the palate. Delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 650ml bottle (absolutely love this size; don’t have to feel guilty about having "just one beer") Found this seasonal brew hiding deep within the confines of my beer fridge; not sure how it went unnoticed. Nice deep amber colour. Beautiful hop aroma. Thick white head lasts with nice lacing. Thick with Excellent malty feel and hop flavour that lingers. This is fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
December 20, 2011 bottle from Bvery. Semi-opaque brownpour. Caramel and citrus in aroma and taste. Amazingly balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Really nice dense orange pour with a small creamy head. Nice citrus and caramel nose. Good solid palate on this. Assertive hop bite that finishes well balanced. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
341ml bottle pours a cloudy pale amber color with a small white head which settles with some spotted lacing. Aroma is caramel and some citrusy and earthy hops. Taste is citrusy and nutty bitterness with a light malty sweetness underneath. Medium to heavy body and light carbontion. This beer has plenty of character with a big hop profile and enough malts to balance things out. Very well done.


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