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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

841 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 169
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of Chico1985
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprise find at McLadden's in Northampton.

Served in a pint glass, the pour is a darkish copper/brown with an off-white head. It retains pretty well throughout, just about dissipated by the end, with good lacing.

Smell is nice, big potent hops - definitely lots of citrus, grapefruit, earthiness. Some sweet and bready lager scent to it.

The taste is more well-rounded with more of a pilsner presence for sure. Good mix of sweet, almost buttery malts with some crackery malts, grain and bready tones. Hops are nice, not overpowering, and have decent complexity. A bit of a grassy tropical feel with citrus, grapefruit, lemon, earthy and some piny hops.

Mouthfeel feels a bit slick, could use more carbonation. Not much alcohol presence here, good balance of bitter hops and lager-y finish.

A nice beer that is an OG hoppy lager if I remember correctly. Enjoyable to drink, and one of the more balanced+interesting 'IPL's I've had. Hops are very flavorful but not overpowering.

Chico1985, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Lucnifter, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

derkfromwi, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

smartassboiler, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

kapkenobi, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

h2k2c, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cwelsh55, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

bouncepass, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

brez8791, Jun 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Adamostella, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of bcheng
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best imperial pils I have ever tasted. The amount of hops is just right, and brings out the freshness, citrus, and crispness of this brew, it strikes an excellent balance that just works for me. Not as strong as DIPA, which can easily be too hoppy or boozy. I suspect it must be tasted on tap.

I can drink this all summer long, if I can get my hands on it.

bcheng, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

thewimperoo, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bigfnjoe, Jun 10, 2013
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.