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Humulus Lager - The Bruery

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Humulus Lager
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

875 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 875
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

smitty5245, May 29, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.3/5  rDev 0%

On tap 8/2014
Pours a clear medium dark golden, with a thin film of minuscule bubbles, foamed at the edges. Light lacing.

Smell is tropical fruit, specifically passion fruit, but also maybe some honeydew. I also get just a hint of coconut. Wonderful, but it does dissipate with some warmth.

In the taste, I get a bunch more coconut than I do in the smell. I think it's really the combination of the tropical fruit and the piney hops bitterness that come to dominate the end taste. Actually dominate might be a bit strong, but to me this taste is strong in the forefront, but the nice fruits linger in the background.

The feel is really nice, the depth of flavor doesn't kill the crispness, but the drying pine hops do reduce the refreshing nature a tad.

Definitely one of the better IPLs I've had. The style is getting some nice attention , and what I've seen recently (i.e. this and Dissenter) have me wanting the next one.

cjgiant, May 29, 2014
Photo of JulioH
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I almost don't know why they call this a lager. It tastes exactly like an IPA.

Pours a nice yellow beer. Smell is average. Taste is exactly like an IPA. Bitter, dry, light, refreshing and easy to drink. I don't know why they bother with the lager label. In any case, this is a great beer. The Bruery is got the funk.

JulioH, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zach136, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

mrkdwrds, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

wyatt13, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

QuentinCall, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

RolandBlunts, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BG718, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PA-Michigander, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

djbreezy, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Boone757, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

needMIbeerinMD, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

cdean801, May 16, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on draft at Bruery Pint night at Columbia Ale House. Outstanding beer, looked the part completely. Had the absolutely wonderful smell and the citrus taste that I love in IPAs without the bitter bang that can turn me off. Truly a great beer and one I hope to enjoy at some point in the future.

JamieDuncan, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sarmartay, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

schmidtmattsays, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Devman171, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

DIPAfiend, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BEERschlitz, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Liondiscs, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

TheEvilGenius, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

md655321, May 03, 2014
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.