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


on tap

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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 16/20
thb (786) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
Oh boy. This one packs a punch. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange with good sized foamy lingering head. Big strong aromas of grapefruit and orange, balanced by caramel-y malts. Needless to say, it’s hoppy. Pretty interesting hoppiness too - they add hops at multiple stages throughout the brewing and it gives a really nice nuance to it. For such a hoppy beer I was expecting a long bitter finish, but it’s actually very sweet and malty. The alcohol gives a great warmth to this one too. Really good stuff. I don’t usually go for higher alcohol or very hoppy beers, but this has made me reconsider!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, drippy head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, tangerine, touch of pine, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing bitterness, long bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5938) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
Marmelade sweet nose. Floral hops, toffee, earthy malt notes. Pours amber with some foamy islands. Flavors of sweet caramel, some pale, light iced tea, alcohol, floral and earthy hops, hints of marmelade. Tastes almost barley winey to me with good heat. Full mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Dry bitterness lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
12oz wax dipped bottle, thanks Tom! Murky toffee golden with loose head. Big caramel malt presence, danky hops with ligh citrus, some ice tea. Creamy slightly oily and chewy mouthfeel. Piney danked citrus resin with caramel malt and tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
12 oz, wax dipped. thanks dany! pours a clear medium amber. loose thin white head. gorgeous big peachy nose with grapefruit mixed in. creamy medium body with mild carb. tons of toasty caramel on the mid palate with oranges, peaches and grapefruit. mild fruity resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
Fantastic brew. Probably the single best beer I’ve had to date. Bottle came sealed in wax. Extremely clean finish and able to appreciate the floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
341 ml bottle from a trade with boney from bar towel. pours deep reddish brown with a small tan head that lingers and laces. not much aroma. mostly crystal malt with a touch of C hop. the flavour is quite balanced between the cara malt structure and C hop citrus. the finish isnt bitter at all and is actually quite balanced. i nice beer but not a hop heads IIPA. id drink a sixer a week if it was availble locally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
330ml bottle from Volo. Wow, my favourite half pints so far!! Pours dark amber with resinous hop and caramel nose. Taste is big, lots of citrus and resinous hops. Earthy and dark berry notes. Well balanced beer, nice to have a tasty double IPA from our neighbours in Manitoba!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Aromas of vanilla bean, rich chocolate mousse and sweetgrass. A treat to the nose! Taste.....A sweet malt blanket wraps itself around well-rooted and bursting hops. This one could easily be mistaken for overly-sweet but its the sweetness that make it a gem. It works so well in tandem with the hops that it would be half the beer it is without it. There are also lingering hints of dust and salt. The finish is touched with slight smoke resistent hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Cloudy golden ale with a bubbly, white head. The nose is malty, but also presents plenty of musty, earthy hops. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Nice malt and hop flavor. Good, savory bitterness – not overwhelming. Mildly bitter, astringent finish.

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