papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017 WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the GCBF. Amber, spiderwebs. Aroma of mango, tangerine, apricot. Taste is bitter, yes, but the crystal comes out mightily. A well crafted DIPA... I’d heard this was overhopped but it’s not too bitter at all, it’s "well balanced" (which is almost absurd to say for this most extreme of styles) with the malt base.
Appearance: A deep-orange brown body with a healthy 2-3 finger head. Body is quite hazy with a dark brown cloud right in the middle of it that slowly goes upward. Lots of lacing left on the side of the glass. Digging the look of this brew.
Smell: Not as strong as i would have liked but a good resinous hoppy aroma with a dose of malt. A bit of orange & pine thrown into the mix.
Taste: Malt hits me first mixed in with a nice edge to it. Slowly leaves the place to a surprisingly sweet taste. Good dollop of hops but not overdone. Has a sugary aspect to it. Finishes with a spice-like bite and a good piney aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth with an medium body. Good balance but i found it ended just a little bit thin for my taste. Bitterness isn’t quite up there for a 100 IBU beer. It’s still quite good in the palate though. silvorgold (40) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
I haven’t had Humulus Ludicrous in 3 or more years and this year Half Pints brought it back to their new taproom. It was delicious, a citrusy, grapefruit and piney Double IPA that was actually too easy to drink. This year’s batch certainly wasn’t as harsh yet still full on flavour on bitterness as most years, which I liked. Brettsky06 (445) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Dark amber pour with some nice tan head. Aromas are citrus and grapefruit. Taste is also grapefruit but tastes more tropical. Taste is nicely balanced. Dry hoppy finish. Amazing DIPA bulldogops (2493) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Rating #1274 - 12 oz on draught at Beer Revolution 8.5%. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Superbly done. Patrickctenchi (6590) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Dark, brownish-amber with a small, off-white head.
Orange, spicy, lactic scent.
Taste is creamy, orange malt, resin, berry....a little breadheel.
Very fruity...sweet....solid pine/peel hopping....
Really good....big hopping, but not just a tossed together bomb.
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus peel, hint of pine, honey. Medium-full bodied, bittersweet on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Taste is cooked pineapple, pine, citrus peel. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Lactic orange malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with large off white head. Sweet ripe orange malt and strongly bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to VanJamer, thanks Jamie! Pours a hazy copper with a thin creamy white head that sticks to the side of the glass nicely. Nose is of piny hops, resinous. There is also some slight caramel in the background. Taste is more bitter than sweet but still very well-balanced to me. Flavors of fruity hops, caramel and resin. Finish is slightly herbal and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high and drying. Overall a nice double IPA, I’d drink that again (in a smaller bottle, hopefully). RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep copper amber, with small white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, resin and slight citrus. Taste is rich caramel, molasses, some maltiness. Finishes with a long, astringent bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent. jonas (7579) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Tap. Orange Amber, offwhite lace. Nice broad fruity and perfumed hops, grassy and light resiny on the palate. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel. Pine aftertaste. Nice, extreme but balanced.