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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   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.

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Fred82 (2324) - 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.

cfrancis (3445) - 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.

mcberko (17823) - 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.

jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from presario). Cloudy dark copper color. Medium off white head. Light hop and sweet malt aroma. Earthy, light malt flavors. Avg duration. Smooth finish with light bitterness. Slick texture. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Good lacing.

Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2009
Opaque dark amber,lasting beige head.Piney hop nose.Flowery citrus hop profile,lots of malt, strong alcohol heat.Poorly blended. Long strong hop end

tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
Sweet caramel and toasty, bready, nutty malts mingle with grapefruit/lime citrus and spruce hop aromas in the nose. Opaque darkened tan coloured body is topped by a generous beige head that recedes slowly to a persistent cover and coats the sides of the glass. Flavour is less sweet than the aroma suggests with plenty of bitterness that really lives up to the beer’s name. Citrus hops linger in the aftertaste. Hop notes also take on a bit of a floral character as it warms. Medium bodied and quite dry in the mouth with lightly prickly carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Nov-09.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Resinous hops and their strawberry halo adorn this flavorful Double IPA’s toasted and biscuity malts for a very pleasant take on the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear copery amber.
-The resinous bitterness is firm and quite long.
-Carbonation is relatively soft, increasing drinkability.
-The hoppy onslaught also has quite a few citrusy angles.

Bottle. Thx Mike!

markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2009
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA via Winnipeg (traded some Bell’s Two Hearted at the brewery for it). Hazy bright orange copper colour with tantalizing smoke-like sediment mutating within the glass. Citrus and stone fruit aroma with coriander. Very smooth and not-to-syrupy. For an IPA the flavor is relatively balanced, upfront caramel that transitions to citrus and peppercorns. Long dry finish..

Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
A: Poured with an average-sized, off-white head that slowly diminished to 1-finger or so. Very hazy and a nice, dark amber color. S: Extremely strong aroma of hops, with some citrus mingled about. I kept taking whiffs of this beer, because it was damned heavenly. T: For a DIPA, this beer is quite nicely balanced. There’s a bit of malt sweetness at the beginning, ending (of course) with a medium bitterness from the hops. Not as strong as you would think from the ABV, or as hoppy from the aroma. M: Medium-bodied with an oily/creamy texture, and soft-to-average carbonation. D: A great DIPA from Half Pints... makes me want to seek out some of their other beers.

patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Rerate of fresh Bomber: I forgot how much I loved this brew. The pour is a bright orange amber with a massive whipped and frothy beige head that leaves a ton of lacing. The nose if huge on the hop with a nice toffee malt and caramel malts. the hops are citrus heavy with a nice amount of tropical notes and grapefruit. Taste is amazing with an incredible balance of toffee and biscuit malts and a massive resinous and sticky hop. A sweet and sticky taste overall with the most incredible hoppy taste. The palate is medium to full body with a sticky and resinous mouthfeel. This beer gives me recollections of tasting it in the past. An incredible brew. Original Rating: Bottle with waxed cap. Pour is a deep amber brown colour with creamy off white head. Moderate lacing and an aroma of hops and fruits as well as some sweet and spicy aspects. Flavor is ridiculously amazing. Starts with citrussy hops, grapefruits, lemon and then sweetness, finishing with a nice hoppy burn and alcohol taste. Smooth and very bitter. An awesome beer. First taste left me speechless.

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