Humulus Lager | The Bruery

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4.28/5
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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
Ranking:
#693
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
1,015
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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183
Gots:
50
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Photo of silverblaze540
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Murky gold/yellow.

S- Floral and pine.

T - citrus and pine hoppiness with mild bitterness.

M - Medium light, fairly smooth.

O - Pretty similar to an IPA. Bitterness is not off-putting and, while not my style, it is very drinkable.

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Henry Street Ale House (Brooklyn,NY)

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Photo of wander4
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlvinLin
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fairly floral, pine, muddled citrus aroma. Very hoppy, but somewhat refined. Lightly sweet malt.

Flavor is extremely citrusy, with tangerine, grapefruit, and peach notes countering lightly sweet, bready malt. The finish is fairly bitter and crisp. Nuanced brew. Not overly hoppy, and the flavoring hops go so well together.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite beer.....of recent memory anyways.Came in standard pint a chill hazed lighter golden with a thinner but sticky white head atop,now the fun begins.A big slash of grassy and citric hops hit ya in the face but it's not all about that,I also got a doughy/bread quality that stood up against it.The flavor for me are near perfection,big grassy and spicy hops intertwined with pizza dough that turns into a crisp finish.The hops are not finished at the grassiness,as I drank more the citric/fruity qualities played a bigger role in the finish.I mean what a lager they have hear,the Bruery just killed it here....what a fantastic beer.Wow.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hopcat in Lexington, served in a Pilsner glass.

A: Clear gold body under a finger of fine white head. Good retention and lots of clinging lace. Lovely looking lager.

S: Clean, bright, but slightly subdued aroma. Hops dominate, with grassy, herbal notes in front and faint grapefruit and pine in the background. Complex, delicate, and inviting.

T: Fruitier hops at first, with lemon-lime as well as grapefruit. Things quickly get dryer and more herbal, with some distant biscuit malt offsetting the clean, crisp lager yeast on the back end. Long, bitter, grassy aftertaste. Quite tasty.

M: Medium-light body, with lively carbonation at first becoming smoother with a swish. Nice.

O: I'm on a quest to try as many #1 rated beers by style as possible, and this paragon of the Imperial Pilsner had long eluded me. It's a pleasure to try it at last, and while I prefer some of Jack's Abby's offerings it's a great brew. Cheers!

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brauseboof
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brbrocc
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IceAce
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdooley
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Humulus Lager from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,015 ratings
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