Sunday, November 28, 2010

Half Pints Humulus Ludicrous



Ratebeer 3.75/5 97th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +4

I picked up this bottle at Firefly quite a while ago. The nose was a virtual hop soup. All the aromas are available for your pleasure: floral, citrus, spices and cotton candy. The taste is a massive hop assault on the bitter side. Ludicrous has all the citrus and cotton candy your palate can handle. There is barely enough bread and caramel malts to hide this hop behemoth. There was no carbonation and the mouthfeel was slightly acidic. Oddly it was not astringent but creamy and silky.

Aftertaste +2

There was a long earthy and floral bitter ending. It coated everything and left an healthy alcohol warmth.

Alcohol Content +1 8%

Value +1

This is a must for hopheads. A special mention for great wax dipped packaging.

Ingame Enhancement +1

The zombies must not like hops; whenever I burped they just fell over.

Overall 9/10

This perhaps the best object to every come out of Winnipeg. Truly a great and massive IPA.

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1 comment:

Anna said...

I can think of someone's mother who might disagree that a beer is the best thing to come from Winnipeg....