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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 133   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1844) - 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 (1900) - 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 (6961) - 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 (4368) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours hazy with a deep amber colour and a creamy head which slowly dissipates. Scent has the strong floral and citrus notes that you would expect from a fine IPA. Taste is incredibly hoppy, but well-balanced with toasted malts. Bitter, sweet with a thick texture. Long satisfying finish. Big props to a Winnipeg brewery for creating such a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2011
12oz. Bottle: GUSHER! Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, malt, light caramel, slight diacetyl, grapefruit, and light citrus. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, hops, pine, slight citrus, resin, and a hint of diacetyl. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Caramel, malt, hop, resin, citrus finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2304) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Dark amber colour with nice white head. Aroma of pine, honey, sweet malts. Taste is nicely bitter, well balanced with honey and citrus notes. Excellent double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
11.5 oz bottle at a tasting at Chris’ place, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white head. The head fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of lemon, biscuit and caramel, with a touch of pine. The flavour is balanced between toasty malts and a sharp, piney bitterness. It evolves to a long, resinous bitter finish. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a balanced IPA with nice toasty malts and a nice hop aroma. 2011-05-22

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3353) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2011 (From Vertical Bacon Strips. Quite a nice beer Jeff. Thanks a lot!) Le liquide a une robe orangée qui est traversée par de fins sédiments. La petite tête mousseuse s’évapore tout doucement en laissant quelques pointes qui s’éparpillent autour du verre. Le nez est frappé par des fruits tropicaux et des petites baies, enrobé par du caramel et des notes grillées et piqué par des parfums résineux. Très intéressant. Les saveurs sont aussi surprenantes avec des houblons aromatiques et amérisants qui prennent légèrement le dessus sur le sucré du malt qui demeure néanmoins enrobant et juste. Au fil des gorgées, l’alcool vient souligner les flaveurs. Un délice. En bouche, le liquide a une rondeur agréable avec une effervescence posée et une texture à la limite huileuse. Ravissante sensation. La finale est bien longue de fins agrumes et de résine goûteuse avec un retour assuré des malts sucrés.


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