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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 126   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light light heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, light pine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100709]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity and mild peachy. Dry bitter, fruity and mild malt base. Ends bitter and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 34,1 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Intense aroma of cirtrusy and piney hops. Solid body, very fruity with loads of pine and citrus. Hoppy and very pleasant. Thanks Alex! 090710

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Beautiful copper-amber color, with a minimal, creamy head. The aroma, mild, with toffee, lightly sweet, has moderate resiny hops, for an almost creamy concoction. Strong body, toffee and malt flavor, sweet; strong hopping, resiny but not much fruity. Strong final, hop-oily.
Solid, but nothing new under the sun, therefore also pricey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
Amber colour with a slight haze. The aroma is foresty, caramelly and earthy with a hint of citrus. The flavour is resiny, limey, with canteloupe/melon notes. Good depth of bitterness adds punch to these fun flavours. Nice work!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
cloudy brown, smooth off white head. bitter hoppy, sweet caramelly, sweet malty. very nice aroma. overall appears refreshing. flavor is very bitter hoppy, flowery hoppy, malty sweet, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of pine, grape, sweetness, flowers. Flavour of citrus, flowers, pine, caramel and light fruity sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.


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