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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
341ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas caramel, earthy, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, floral, citrus, and earthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a hazy deeper amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit hop notes quickly complimented with sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is a great example of aggressive hops meet malts, tea pine, hop bitterness is there but not over the top which helps smooth it out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Aroma is an inviting orange/pine and some good malt, deep amber, pours a tiny custard head. Taste is rich malt, lots of orange/pine notes from those hops. Medium bodied, very well balanced, beautifully bitter. Terrific! Thanks for sharing midlife crisis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, resin, increasing hints of limey and grapefruit hop notes. Flavor again starts off with sweeter malty notes and lets the juicy hop character creep up and ultimately flourish. Seemed like an old bottle to me at first, which it may have been, but it also may have just been the beer, which was quite good either way.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Opened the bottle and nice strong orange aroma right away. Pours a nice copper colour with a light head which leaves a light lacing. Taste light sweet hoppy and leaves a dry feeling on the palate little or no acl. flavour. Great beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to DalzAle. Pours a deep tawny orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, prunes. Flavor of caramel malt with a citrusy, bitter finish. Decent but this might be a bit aged. I’d like to try this again as a fresh sample. 6/4/6/4/13 [3.3/5]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
In short: An oily, resinous, piney, caramelized and boozy IIPAA. Very good.
How: Bottle 341ml. Consumed fresh, one week after receiving it from presario, thanks a lot Trevor.
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The hoppy nose is half-coniferous half-resinous. Taste has a lot of oily caramel, some wild berries and other red fruits, wood sap, all that followed by highly resinous hops with a slight piney character. Sticky bitter finish of medium intensity. Alcohol brings a little too much warmth and feels more than 8%. Smooth carbonation and oily body. Something I found interesting is that “fresh green” hops sensation that I usually get from so-called fresh-hop ales. All in all this is a good imperial IPA. What? A great Double IPA from Manitoba!?! It is Ludicrous. Really. It is.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium sized creamy head. Nose is very hoppy with some malt. Hops are resinous and floral. Some spices also. Taste is quite hoppy. Again quite resinous. Lots of sweet malt also. Finish is quite bitter but sweet at the same time. Quite warm also. Lots of hops, lots of malt and some fruity hints too. Quite a lot of lacing on the glass. Nice looking. Palate is really creamy and oily. Carbonation is very soft. I think it goes well with this beer. Quite well balanced and rich. Not my favorite hop types but really good overall and enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
Big props to presario for this!! God damn if this isn’t the best DIPA that I’ve had. Everything about this beer is awesome. Pours a gorgeous brown colour, aroma is great hops. Taste is just a beautiful palate pleasing hop flavour and bitterness. Just cherish this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
341mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is hops and sweet malt. Flavour follows suit, with more hop-pronounced. Lingering citrus-y and mildly bitter aftertaste. Great IPA.


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