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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

900 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 900
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 173
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vacax on 08-02-2009

India Pale Lager, but closer to Imperial Pilsner than IPA, according to the brewery.
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Photo of SierraFlight
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery, poured into taster. Hazy yellow in appearance with thin white head that settles to a persistent film. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is hop-forward with citrus, floral, and pine. There is a little grain, too. Hops carry the day in taste, too, with a moderate bitterness that is less than expected based on the nose. A thin ribbon of sweet malts is perceptible in the background. Nothing shocking in the palate: medium body, crisp texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish.

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolfhead
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qcghost
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
2.92/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very light and crisp. More on the hoppy side

Photo of breadwinner
3.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One of the first beers to help me identify the infamous "cat piss" note some hops apparently evince. Combined with a noteworthy sulfuric note (not uncommon in lagers, but amped up to an overbearing level here), I just couldn't get into this brew. I admit that the Double IPL has historically been a touchy style for me, but Humulus was one I just couldn't abide.

Photo of Stillyman11
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sillyhed8
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KimenTshom
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amaeda27
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trio2shine
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kduf
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of little_star
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop hop hop hop hop

Photo of dwagner003
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noproduction
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aoampm
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.