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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NORM4, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Hellyeahimdrinking, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

AngelM, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Edvice04, Apr 13, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Bruery this afternoon

A- Pours a nice dark golden yellow, with a fair sized head on it as well as a decent amount of lacing as you drank it.

S - It smelled of citrus and hops and also had a mild malty smell to it. Overall good smell.

T - Taste was similar to the smell. You got lots of hops on the front end but didn't last as long on the back end. Had a great citrus profile to it. Had a nice amount of bitterness that didn't linger for a long time after you drank it.

M - Mouthfeel was nice, very light but left a decent hop/citrus reside in your mouth which was good. Higher amounts of carbonation but it was not overwhelming.

D - I enjoyed this beer very much and hoping they make more of it. Not a beer I would have too many glasses of in one sitting but I did enjoy it quite a bit.

Krevee, Apr 12, 2010
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

thedindaniel, Nov 17, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a really great looking beer right from the pour. My pour was a touch vigorous as it was the first poured from the growler, but it looked awesome. pale yellow with some fine sediment swirling around. it also had a nice, thick and tight head that stuck around forever. the lacing was nice and thick and stayed put with every sip I took.

the nose in this beer is pretty ridiculous. TONS of crisp hops... really, really floral. reminds me of dupont foret minus the belgian yeast. I'm really expecting an extremely bitter beer from the smell of it.

ended up being not nearly as hoppy as I expected in that it's extremely well balanced. some of this beer's bready sweetness really helps to balance out the HUGE hops I was expecting.

This beer is perfectly carbonated, and while it's a bit heavier than I would have expected, it still drinks extremely smooth.

I would have scored it higher on drinkability, but I have to admit that my mouth is a bit confused. flavor and mouthfeel would have you believe that this beer is much higher in alcohol content than it actually is. I think even if it's at a sessionable abv, my mouth would call for a halt after 1 or 2.

really though, this is a great beer. I'd absolutely recommend it if you want something new.

EliottJW, Aug 11, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rockjocknroll, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

ffOpusx, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jorgemir, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

chikunwing, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PluckyDucky, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cheetsmageets, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ReddMoneyBrown, Jun 04, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-- The appearance is a beatiful gold yellow with a nice slight haze to it that appears to glow.

S-The smell is what at first made this beer so special-- lots of tropical fruits -- pineapple,orange mango are the one's i pick up. Some citrus smells come in on the back end as welll. Its so clean and fragrant in the smell of this awesome Lager.

T--The taste is what sets this apart from the other ipa's i've had. It has such a great balanced malt and hop character with a really clean crisp after taste that no ale can touch in this category.

M- A nice amount of carbonation that delivers the tropical flavors to the palate in a bright, smooth manner.

D- This is such a highly drinkable beer simply from the fact that it has such a dry, smooth after taste that is perfectly balanced and very easy to drink. I am drinking this from a growler and could take this growler down pretty quick if i didn't watch it.

Overall i simply cannot say enough about this beer and look forward to hopefully having it again sooner than later. Its such a smooth beer with one of the best fruity smells to come from a beer. I would actually put this up with hopslam as one of the best beers i have ever smelled. Nice job on the great beer Patrick!

Rampage1, May 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

cLin, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

donovanneb, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jhickman, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ambalam, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gonger19, Nov 19, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I'm not usually a lager fan so i was very skeptical when trying this beer, but i was very pleasantly surprised.

Pours pretty yellow/gold with a good amount of head/lacing. Smells pretty much like an IPA, hoppy and delicious. Taste is like a good IPA, bitter, hoppy, and still very refreshing. This is a very good tasting beer, i could drink this all night. Mouthfeel is about what you'd expect of an IPA, a little bitter, but nothing bad. If they're calling this a lager, it's the best lager i've ever had, and i would drink it non-stop.

localhost, Sep 28, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

kevboat, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

360logic, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ArbyLagers, Aug 25, 2014
Humulus Lager from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.