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:
#720
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
1,016
pDev:
9.11%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,016 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Mista_Carta
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dbc5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow color, a little more rich than BMC and a way better head of a full inch. More dry hopping than almost any lager I can think of. And any that compete with it came out years later.

Really nice lager/pilsner body, even solid yeast contribution, along with lots of what seems like a relatively green, vegetal hop flavor and bitterness. Amazed the alcohol is over 7%. Solid growler option on this one, probably have got this more than any other from there. Real similar to Jack's Abby. Carbonation is higher than any other Bruery beer, apropros for style. Green stuff hops, pine, onion, veggies.

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Photo of burns3y
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Slack
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden to straw colored with a finger’s worth of head.

Citrus, pine, and grass on the nose.

Taste is citrus mixed with hops and floral notes.

Mouthful is medium to light and creamy with medium carbonation. Finish is clean.

The beer exhibited more properties of an IPA than pilsner which threw me for a loop. Not really my cup of tea but the clean finish and easy drinkability are definitely strong points.

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Photo of Fuchswitme
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of 57md
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw in color with almost a finger of head. The essence of fresh hops are abundant in the nose along with piney notes. The body is substantial for the style but this offering remains eminently drinkable. The bitter hoppy finish is refreshingly dry.

I sampled this only days before Christmas but I really kept thinking that this would be an exceptional Spring seasonal.

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

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redgoatman
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mre4b
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephensinner
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nefarious
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Humulus Lager from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,016 ratings