1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Humala Summer IPA - Humala Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Humala Summer IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Humala Brewing Co. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-01-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow-tinged amber with steady, lumpy, sandy, fine head.
Tinny grain and sour caramel on the nose.
Wheat cracker, toffee and peaches with only mild tangerine and grass hops.
Orange rind finish and bitter leafy linger. Light to medium, some cling, round.

I don’t get it – why so afraid to use hops? Too malty and a bit cloying, even though it says “lots of hops” right on the label. There is some bitterness and hints of citrus, but with US-style branding (in English!) this is nothing approaching even an APA. Shouldn’t be called “summer” anything.

Edit: OK, little taste with some olives and chips reveals all sorts of lemon peel, lemongrass and almost Lagunitas-like tangerine hops notes, like this is a natural match. And it makes sense that sweet caramel would pair with salty cuisine. So the question is: Do Catalans ever have beer without food? Is this beer brewed with the local drinking culture in mind?
+.5% to Taste and Overall, anyway.

StJamesGate, Nov 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -12.5%

olradetbalder, Today at 09:36 AM
Photo of nico_freespirit
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

nico_freespirit, Dec 02, 2012
Humala Summer IPA from Humala Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.