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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

862 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 862
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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Photo of pmarlowe
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
Photo of MikeRMII
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MikeRMII, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Wowcoolman
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
Photo of AgentZero
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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rollzroyce21, Jan 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

furthurgone, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dannyhipps, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

jlb502, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

smarcoly, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

rob9802, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Popp24, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

cLin, Dec 09, 2011
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.