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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

822 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 167
Gots: 24 | 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:
India Pale Lager, but closer to Imperial Pilsner than IPA, according to the brewery.

(Beer added by: vacax on 08-02-2009)
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Reviews by Bung:
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Bung

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -15.3%

Draft at Duckworths Ballantyne. Pretty clear gold pour, thin white layer. Sticks to the glass a bit.

Aroma, some pine and citrus zest. A little bready pilsener like malt.

Taste, light biscuit, heavier pine and citrus zest again. Bitters linger quite a while. A little more caramel and grain comes though as it warms, but very little.

On the light side body wise, nice smooth carbonation. Drinks very easily.

More of an ipa than a pilsener, probably why it is rated so high. Needs more malt and grain balance. Very straight forward.

"Come on ride that train, and ride it...it's a choo choo train.."

02-18-2014 01:40:17 | More by Bung
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-09-2013 12:07:29 | More by SkiBum22
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gregmoscetti

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

The Bruery has constructed the perfect IPA. How? By making it not an IPA. This beer is an incredible wrench in the IPA hype train. I drink this over pliny and will continue to.

The nose on this beers is a hop-a-palooza of sweet, dank hops. I dont know if its the lager yeast but there is no overly aggressive, bite your face hop smell. The smell is clean. As if the hops just came out of the laundry and the snuggle bear dropped them off, still warm from the dryer.

The mouthfeel of this beer is creamier than most IPAs as well.it coasts your palate like bubbly, hoppy robatussin and wakes up your tastebuds with delicious floral and fruity notes.

The finish is as clean as it starts. It just leaves you wanting another glass to you can forget how weird your mouth feels after such a hop monster mauling.

All and all, top three hoppy beers I've tried and the best of this small small category

07-30-2010 03:28:32 | More by gregmoscetti
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freshflesh

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-07-2014 03:46:30 | More by freshflesh
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-20-2013 20:51:09 | More by warnerry
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-11-2013 00:11:36 | More by Todd
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-21-2011 05:27:52 | More by Callmecoon
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mverity

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-02-2013 04:29:40 | More by mverity
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-31-2014 03:11:42 | More by 77apm
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Beerswag

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-17-2013 01:20:45 | More by Beerswag
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ElSid

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

The Beers of California

#86

On-tap at Father's Office in Culver City

A: Yellow golden with a moderate white head of foam

S: Floral, pine, big citrus zest, and tropical fruit. There is also some cracker maltiness and honey sweetness.

T: Nice hop complexity which follows the nose: spring flowers, pine needles, grapefruit peel, and tropical fruit. The malt is light, crackers, bread and honey which adds a layer of sweetness. Refreshing but flavorful with building bitterness and faint warming alcohol in the finish.

M: On the lighter side with strong oily linger and supporting carbonation. Some chewiness is also there

O: A wonderful lager with diverse hop notes which is both refreshing and flavorful making for an easy drinking and enjoyable brew. Would reach for this ahead of some of the solid West Coast IPA's out there.

05-16-2013 00:36:28 | More by ElSid
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.54/5  rDev -41.1%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, bright yellow in color, clear

Smell: pithy citrus rind

Taste: grain, light butter, and tropical fruit hops

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly bitter, medium carbonation

Overall: Not what I was expecting. This had a buttery grainy taste to it that was not appealing. I usually like Bruery beers, but this did not come together for me. I will be passing on this.

08-08-2014 14:14:13 | More by tigg924
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Edvice04

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 15:51:19 | More by Edvice04
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-26-2013 14:30:18 | More by bpfrush
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California

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

03-10-2014 17:57:33 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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ehammond1


4.93/5  rDev +14.4%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Bright golden amber and orange with a touch of haze. Thin white head. Just a touch of spotted lacing down the glass. Not the most impressive beer to look at necessarily, but this was one of the most enjoyable beers to drink I have ever had!

If I didn't know any better, and I smelled this beer, I would say it's a DIPA, and a world-class one at that! The aromas are of citrus, melon, pineapple, guava: an overwhelming aroma of fresh and pungent hops! This is like standing in a hop field or bathing in hop juice!

This beer is smooth, easy to drink, clean and disappearing, yet bitingly hoppy, pungent and citrusy. The flavor is of a world-class DIPA! It's fruity, it's balanced, it's bitter, it's biting, it's tropical, oh my is it tropical! WOW!

Smooth, thick, creamy yet airy, heavenly mouthfeel! This beer is extraordinary.

I've never simply enjoyed drinking a beer as much as I enjoyed drinking this one.

A masterpiece.

Perfection.

05-19-2011 04:21:07 | More by ehammond1
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-16-2013 23:22:21 | More by Mantooth
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Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-11-2013 16:40:33 | More by Doc_Hops
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-24-2014 06:06:05 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-22-2013 06:24:52 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2013 15:20:35 | More by doremite
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-05-2014 00:29:23 | More by jbogner
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-03-2014 16:54:58 | More by HoppySeb
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%

Scored a growler a little early before heading over to Beachwood BBQ's sour fest, seriously, big thanks to the Bruery for hooking me up, they really cater to beer nerds like myself.

Anyways, yellow lager color, a little more dark gold than BMC stuff. Big hoppy aroma, just like you want it with something named humulus. Big dry hopping.

Taste, almost perfect, I think I like humulus session or xpa a little more, the yeast seems to just not be the same fit as an ale, but it could just be such a foreign concept to have a lager this well hopped. Have to have more to determine with greater certainty, either way, its still very good. Hides alcohol very well, a Bruery tradition. If you like the fruity yeast presence from lagers and are a hophead, this might be right up your alley.

09-20-2011 17:16:40 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.