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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

861 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 170
Gots: 28 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

daysinthewake, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkIntihar, Jan 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ScottO, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fox227, Jan 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

JasonFromLA, Jan 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

domtronzero, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Schmaltzy, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Rau71, Jan 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jampics2, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

VaTechHopHead, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Swervine44, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

starrdogg, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

davelag, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bnoise11, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Omer4176, Dec 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

NickT1218, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Hellyeahimdrinking, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured in a Bruery tulip glass. An ample white head floats above a clear deep golden body. Moderate head retention with gobs of sticky lacing. Eventually recedes to a ring and some film.

Lovely, fresh aromas of straw-like lager malt, pine, herbal-weed, citrus, and a little spice.

This is a strongly hoppy beer that one might confuse for an IPA except for its unmistakable lager yeast signature. Tastes of grassy, herbal and citrus hops, supported by smooth bready malts. Grapefruit bitterness builds into a long finish. The lager malts and rice adjunct that is used provides a light body but with just enough structure for the hops to really shine in this beer. I have not had a cleaner tasting hoppy beer that showcases hops so well. Hops seem of the noble variety, but there is also a strong element of west coast hops. My Citra detector is blinking, but actually the hops used are Simcoe (piney), Summit (orange and grapefruit), and Centennial (noble bittering).

The body is light and carbonation fizzy, lending to a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. There is, however, a little astringency on the tongue.

With this beer, The Bruery takes lager into a wonderfully hoppy dimension. It's really a terrific beer, especially consumed fresh. I hope The Bruery will start bottling it sooner than later.

Beerenauslese, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

ezperkins2, Nov 29, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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

tarheels86, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

g_jenkins, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jodan, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

littlebeer, Nov 15, 2012
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.