The 500 B.C. has a bouquet of citrus fruits and hops, and pours a ruddy orange into a vessel. For the pour, there is a finger’s worth of off-white head. The warmth that this DIPA provides is substantial, and provides a further indiication of the beer’s 8.3% ABV. The floral and fruit notes of the initial sip open up into a nicely-balanced blend of sweet and bite. A mild hop taste is all that remains after each sip. Humboldt has made a stellar addition to the double IPA style with this effort. A 22-ounce bottle should provide imbibers with just the amount of merry and heat through the rapidly-cooling winter months.
The eminent drinkability of the 500 B.C. ensures that a wide array of beer fans will be able to appreciate the twists and turns that Humboldt has inserted into this effort. Visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtBrewingCo for product news, comments, and reviews.
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500 B.C. Double IPA / Humboldt Brewing / 8.3% ABV / http://humboldtbrewingco.com/