Humulus Lager | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Lager, but closer to Imperial Pilsner than IPA, according to the brewery.

Added by vacax on 08-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,015
Reviews:
158
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
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185
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50
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3.76/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to kyle2k10 for sending me a growler of this good-looking-lager off my wants list. 750ML of light goodness split with my wife.

Pops open with a satisfying sppoot & the pour has plenty of whitish head, always a good sign when a growler arrives. Clear, One Ring gold, real purty when held up to the light. Nose is full of straw, floral hops, touch of spice.

Humulus Lager is like having a half-orc in your party, odd & slightly uncomfortable. The light, clean lager yeast comes through like a soft pils kiss. But then there's the scratchy mustache of the herbal, floral hops &, well, this just feels weird. Citrus is strong. Minty, thatch roof, grains, with a finish of moderate bitterness. Light & spritzy, goes down nice & easy.

Lovely take on the quiet pils. A bit of a schizo of a beer, but very good nonetheless. Glad I got to try it.

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3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Local Habit. Handsome golden amber with a long-lasting head in the tulip. Plenty of carbonation and a tangy mouthfeel. The great thing about this beer is the fulsome aromatic hoppiness. Bitterness is restrained, but adds a nice note to the malty base.

Rather sharp after some sipping. Really spicy hop flavors linger invitingly, wafted up by the hottish alcohol. Some deep fruity flavors that remind me of mango and apricots. A tasty brew that seems stronger than it really is. And a good example of another homegrown style that seems to have a reason to exist. My favorite Bruery product so far.

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3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Enjoyed on tap at Mill Valley in a Unibroue hurricane glass

A - a nice deep golden color, pours with a few fingers of delicate white head. Lacing coats the glass and the head retention is ok. A nice beer to look at.

S - fantastic hop aroma. Smells like a great IPA. Does not smell like what you expect of a lager.

T - taste is good, but not quite as delectable as the aroma. Some sips seemed a little too bitter, others seemed perfectly balanced. Enjoyable, though.

M - nice smooth mouthfeel with just the right hint of astringency.

O - probably one of the best lagers I've ever had. Great aroma, good taste, and an interesting beer. Definitely recommended.

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3.82/5: Really damn easygoing and light for such a big pilsner; great C-hop character

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3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
4.32 out of 5 based on 1,015 ratings.
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