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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

876 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 173
Gots: 29 | 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  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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

tjfinkle, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

DeezGunz14, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

d3c, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Rjhami, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

crob3888, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of vince4953529
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz poured on tap in Provisions unto pint glass on a lazy Tuesday noon.

Cloudy golden color with a little head. Taste is hoppy and quite bitter akin to a west-coast IPA. Supremely drinkable with a potentially potent 7.2 IBA. Excellent beer, very quaffable, easily to get drunk to.

vince4953529, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mthomas84, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

drummermattie02, Mar 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Dan25D, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Mar 19, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, citrus zest, and some tropical fruit aromas. Taste is of grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some subtle tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good lager with some very nice aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 18, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Whole Foods Pasadena. Pint glass.

A: Pours a medium golden color with a half inch of very fine, sand colored head. Leads a wall of lacing on the glass. Looks beautiful.

S: Nice hoppy citrus and tropical notes, with caramel and crystal malt backbone. Slight sweetness. Almost a honey like aroma coming from the glass.

T: Lager yeast is offset with a nice hop kick, citrus and some herbal and floral notes, a little caramel and crystal malt underneath gives a hint of sweetness, finishing on the palate with moderate bitterness and not much flavor.

M: Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation with a nice bite.

O: A very good hoppy lager. Glad to see the Bruery with something approaching an IPA, but why don't they just brew this as an ale?

pmarlowe, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MikeRMII, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Wowcoolman, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

rpjordan, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

2beerdogs, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jorgemir, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

amrozga, Mar 05, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Sean for supplying this quite unexpectedly.

A - Golden yellow beer with a couple of fingers of puffy head that had very nice retention and left some moderate stick on the sides.

S - Very well integrated hop bitterness breaking up some of the more traditional lager yeast and sweeter malts. Smells quite inviting.

T - Some good grain malts and lager yeast. The hops bring a good bit of bitterness with the lager flavors. It's pretty nice, and the hops break up some of the sweetness and boringness of a traditional lager. Great hop finish.

M - Light, crisp, good carbonation.

O - Not a traditional lager, but this is really what I'd be looking for in one. Great beer, refreshing, can drink this all day.

AgentZero, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rydev24, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Cinderbike, Jan 28, 2012
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.