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


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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.

JoeZasada's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a thin greenish head. Some hop particles visible in the beer. Very aromatic, lots of floral and citrus aroma. Tastes very hoppy, significant but not overpowering bitterness, notes of citrus and spruce. Warming mouth feel, slightly sweet malt overtones. Finishes with a grassy hop taste. Very hoppy but still balanced. This is a pretty fantastic imp IPA for certain, one of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Very well balanced considering IBU of 100. I smelled the subtle scent of Manitoba bud a few times, must be a family connection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Burnt color, Head was nice and thick. Tasted great. Has a burnt smell. Nice heavy beer for a Saturday night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, faded hops, earthy bitterness, some funk. Disappointing based on other beers I’ve had from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; malty though. A mostly transparent burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of bitter hops and sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a bit of citrus too. Solid on the palate. A solid example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22oz bottle, tasted at Tmoney99’s 10K tasting. Labeled 100 IBU. Hazy amber color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Light, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Bigger caramel malt. Kind of resiny, caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Nice big hop aroma, but I’m not crazy about this DIPA. Tastes like it could be fresher; pretty malty and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (358) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap at Yellow Dog Tavern, Winnipeg. Pine and citrus on the nose, nice balance of bitter and sweet in the taste. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber-orange with lace. big malty nose, hoppy, old school: caramel, oranges, grass. Sweet flavor, a bit big on the caramel and toffee, with oranges and good hops. Decent but a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (933) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle to tulip I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. Caramel, citrus, huge resin. Clear reddish amber and a thin white head. This is sweet caramel, a light citrus, and resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
this is a great beer, limited release which is too bad, very complex and terrific mouth feel, layers of flavour, wonderful aroma, impossible to not sit up and pay attention at the first sip, alcohol is a touch too high, don’t miss a chance to try this

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