Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous

Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Company

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Style:  Imperial IPA

8% Alcohol by Volume

100 International Bittering Units

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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

ID: 28442 Last updated 6 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank318
Overall Percentile99.4
Style Rank27 of 2049
Style Percentile98.7
Lowest Score4.0
Highest Score4.7
Average Score4.213
Weighted Score3.882
Standard Deviation0.236

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    From Brewery Creek, in 2009. Body of cloudy dark orange under a rocky, off-white head. Slight lacing remained. Big hop aroma evident even from a distance, along with pine and grapefruit notes. Tastes rather more like a barleywine than a DIPA, but not to complain. Flavour was really good, repeating all the elements in the aroma, and well-balanced. Mouthfeel very smooth and rich. Excellent beer.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Kinda cool to be the first American rater of this beer on BP. First, thanks to Brad (mmmBeer) for sending this down my way. Bottle dipped in green wax. Beer pours out a medium amber color, crystal clear with a creamy dingy white cap with decent lacing. Aroma is spicy, piney (even a bit pine woody) with a nice sweet note to it. Not as agressive as some CA IIPA’s but very nice. Flavor has all the wonderful qualities I look for in an IIPA. Assertive grapefruit hops on the tongue, sweet juicy pit fruits, caramel, alcohol, and a huge lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is sliky and quite smooth. I think fresh, this might even get a few points more. Really a damn good beer.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep amber color ale with a rather larger frothy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops with nice caramel malt backbone. Taste is not bitter at all but more dominated by citrus and grapefruit notes with some light piney notes as well with a huge caramel malt backbone. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very good execution of a West Coast style IIPA.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Ya! beer! Pours out a less than medium sized off white cap that is quite thick and has decent retention and ropy lacing. Dark amber or further down the line. The aroma is massive and in my face big time. Huge sweet fruits (ruby red grapefruit, nectarine, lemon, lychee, all hell just type them all in), quite floral (non pungent), background caramel that I had to search for just to discover that it is right there and tied in quietly to the hops, spearmint that peeks out... man, this is making me drool. Very thick nose indeed. The taste is also very good and very very bitter which has wiped out my donair breath nicely. Taste isn’t quite as good as the aroma. The bitterness is almost absolute. Pine, spice bite associated with the alcohol I think.. then again, maybe it’s just the massive shit load of hops punching my taste buds into submission. The citrus take a back seat to the pine here, even though the pine is not totally overwhelming. Large, thick dose of caramel with grapefruit, hard nectarine skin, slight white pepper (maybe), this is a huge beer. Full bodied with a viscous drinking effect. Super huge beer, this is a mouthful without question. When too warm it loses its depth so keep a bit of cold in your glass. A no holds barred sludge-like IIPA (% is a bit weak) that is packed with a so many hops that it resembles that old Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam cartoon where Sam goes insane and stuffs apx 5600lbs of dynamite into the rabbit hole in his house floor... and as he is jumping up and down to get get the last massive kegs in and there is so much explosives packed in that the wooden floor boards of his entire house flex and reveal enough explosives to decimate the entire planet. I like this beer a lot but it is not a fast drink at all - it’s to damn thick! I’m clearly drunk on beer, wine and whiskey tonight... Hail Mike Comrie’s return to Edmonton! Half Pints pumps out another excellent beer - all hail those mysterious provinces between Alberta & Ontario for producing wonderful beer. In the end, despite the high marks, I wish that this beer had more depth, but that is just me being a selfish douchebag cuz this is an excellent brew. Time to chase this sucker with Scotch just because it’s still so damn early!

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A very dark brown body that appears deep red when held to light complete with a thick cap and roapy lacing, nothing wrong so far. Sweet candy hops with more of a peach flavor then a grape fruit in the mouth watering good aroma. This be peachy hop bitter awesomeness in a glass say’s I to you, but really when compared to others this isn’t that bitter it has tons of hop flavor without being overly bitter. Brew is thick and will carbonated. Don’t taste the alcohol but my stomach can sure feel its warming affects. Nice smooth caramel and wood flavored malts come through stronger the warmer the beer gets. This is highly drinkable due to its not so intense bitterness but still packs tons of flavor, this is a beer that could get me in trouble.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 7

    Wow! This is a bitter beer. Far more hops in this one than you can shake a stick at. As soon as the cap is popped, the citrusy hop aroma smashes you in the face with a sharp jab. In the glass, it's a nice dark orange-red colour. The flavour is a wallop of sweet tones finished off with grapefruit-like bitterness. Yum Yum.

  • ALCOHOLIC 220 reviews
    rated 4.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Another great beer from this brewer. It poured a dark orange color and had a strong slightly sweet aroma. The flavor is smooth and largely dominated by the hops. I would recommend this beer to anyone.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    fresh bottle from the brewery: poured a luscious orange amber lightly clouded ale in the tumbler...nice rocky, sticky 2 finger cap laces up the glass as it’s drained. Rich aromas of floral-citrus hops over sweet toffee malts....very lush. Rich body, lush juicy citrus character, great balance, warming and satisfying. The front side is thick in malts...you get toasty bready- toffee tastes, rich toffee smothered biscuits...just for a moment...then the flood of juicy citrus cone hops hit and balance this off...some resiny pine and earthy tones develop mid palate and some complexity evolves as these 2 tidal forces of massive malt and infused hops balance off...musty sweetness, woody peach tones, honey- pine resins.....finish is long, rich wet and has a gradual bittering that pierces the tongue with metallic after tastes....a warming satisfaction ensues. A wonderful big IPA in the Pacific NW style but with some unique characteristics...best brew from this brewer so far.

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