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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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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Toronado San Diego, in a snifter

Arrived a very hazy dark golden to pale. Fizzy head that quickly dissolved, leaving a little lace.

HUGE hoppy nose, grassy (think wet hop), it was shocking since I didn't know what to expect. Wonderful aroma, some citrus and faint pine far in the background. This aroma competes with the best of the IPAs.

Surprisingly full body, I expected it to be lighter. Decent carb. Excellent balance with the malt in the background a bit, slightly bready. Hop oils abound, lingering bitterness that builds on the next few tastes. Very very slight citrus flavor, lemon I guess.

This beer goes down great! It has an odd effect, seems like it nukes the tongue as the glass gets emptier. Not a bitterness, just a...blank. Is it finishing extremely clean? Strange.
No noticeable alcohol until I am 3/4 finished with the glass, it somehow snuck up to my gray matter.

Hopheads will want to seek this beer out, and I hope Bruery can bottle it soon. This is an emerging style (not really Pilsner) and the Humulus Lager could very well be the benchmark.

mrkrispy, Aug 18, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a pint glass.

a-hazy deep golden color with slightly less than a finger of white head

s-sweet, malty and citrus with notes of pine

t-lots of hops with malt, pine and tropical fruits, distinct bitter grapefruit finish

m-refreshing lively light mouthfeel, not as crisp as regular pilsener reminds me of an IPA

o-really great beer, refreshing citrus hops, blends the line between pilsener and ale

MeneerBeerSnob, Mar 02, 2013
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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.