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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

817 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 168
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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Bartos

Florida

2/5  rDev -53.6%

08-04-2014 10:09:02 | More by Bartos
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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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Hellyeahimdrinking

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

12-09-2012 07:16:20 | More by Hellyeahimdrinking
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

06-27-2013 00:10:50 | More by smartassboiler
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.4%

06-20-2013 20:53:28 | More by brez8791
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.4%

08-11-2013 18:19:05 | More by ScottStache
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Liondiscs

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

05-06-2014 10:32:36 | More by Liondiscs
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-12-2013 01:59:11 | More by CityofBals
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3/5  rDev -30.4%

05-23-2014 05:12:35 | More by QuentinCall
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neorunner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-12-2013 16:51:20 | More by neorunner
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rpjordan

Virginia

3/5  rDev -30.4%

03-15-2012 03:30:43 | More by rpjordan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -29.2%

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear golden-yellow color with a good-sized white head that retained well and laced the glass. For a lager, this had a very nice nose, crisp, resinous hops, balanced with biscuity pils malts. The taste fell quite short of the aroma, dry and bland, cork-like malts, grainy, and though some of that nice resinous/citrusy hop profile found its way through, it quickly faded to a stale, metallic bitterness. Light-bodied, moderately carbonated, and fairly decent overall, but not something I'd ever want to have again.

I admit I haven't had many "IPLs," but this was no champ among them.

03-28-2013 20:35:00 | More by Rifugium
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tarheels86

California

3.15/5  rDev -26.9%

Tap at PP Old Town. Pours a chill haze light orange. Sheety white lacing. Nose is hoppy, citrusy, pithy melon, sweat. Taste is dry, very nutty, meaty, lots of paper on the finish. Moving to extremely soapy. Hard to finish. My rating: 3.2 Fiancé rating: 3.6

11-21-2012 03:35:22 | More by tarheels86
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

03-10-2014 17:57:33 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

08-03-2014 02:19:30 | More by Nichols33
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -21.1%

On tap at the Reservoir. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden amber. Small white head. Wispy surface with nice lacing.

Smell - Herbal and grassy. Some grapefruit. Pungent and sweet. A little grainy. Smells like wheat.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Sweet. Some caramel. Grainy wheat. Sweetness builds along with bitterness. Grassy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little sweet for me.

Overall - The more I drink it, the less I like it. I guess it's good for a Pilsner, but that doesn't say a whole lot.

12-27-2013 02:57:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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kojevergas

Texas

3.41/5  rDev -20.9%

Served on-draught into New Belgium stemware last week at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high given this beer's reputation.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head. Decent cream. Decent thickness. Pretty good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a cloudy nontransparent translucent orange-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing. Pretty nice vibrance.

Sm: Surprisingly hoppy for a lager. Floral hops, nectary hops. Lovely oily hop character. Pale malts. Vague orange fruit. Some restrained grapefruit. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Very fresh and evocative. Quite inviting.

T: Very full bodied. Heavy hop character throughout, with floral and oily hops dominating. Some nectary character. Soapy - it spent a bit too long in primary methinks. A bit overwhelming hop-wise, eclipsing the otherwise refreshing pale malt foundation. No yeast character comes through. Some noticeable alcohol. Most of the flavour is up front, leaving little for later. Grapefruit here is unwelcome and heavy-handed .

I like the malty side of it. Balance is troublesome, but it's interesting for the style. Good complexity. Lacks any subtlety whatsoever. Lacks a clear direction or focus. Scattershot. Tangerine. Somewhat fruity. Luckily, in spite of its blatant overhopping, no hop bitterness comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Far too thick. Too full-bodied. Overbearing. Lightly oily. A biteen buttery. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing. Suits the flavour profile decently, overall, but it needs work.

Dr: Hoppy for hop's sake. This approach doesn't serve the style or the beer as a whole. I like the experimentation, but to an extent it misses the mark. I'd like to revisit it with a full growler to really go more in-depth (not reviewing standing up at a crowded bar), but I'm not impressed. How did this make the top 250? Another overrated, overpriced beer from The Bruery. Doesn't hide its ABV well. Unrefreshing.

B-

06-04-2013 20:44:12 | More by kojevergas
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

10-09-2012 21:34:08 | More by JosephThompson
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bouncepass

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-22-2013 00:46:19 | More by bouncepass
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Sisky

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-07-2013 02:31:09 | More by Sisky
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

11-20-2012 09:09:07 | More by g_jenkins
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-17-2014 23:43:13 | More by dcisco44
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

04-06-2014 02:41:25 | More by IdrinkGas
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

04-30-2013 09:11:50 | More by jhillwastaken
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-24-2014 01:48:02 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.