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%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Bung
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Duckworths Ballantyne. Pretty clear gold pour, thin white layer. Sticks to the glass a bit.

Aroma, some pine and citrus zest. A little bready pilsener like malt.

Taste, light biscuit, heavier pine and citrus zest again. Bitters linger quite a while. A little more caramel and grain comes though as it warms, but very little.

On the light side body wise, nice smooth carbonation. Drinks very easily.

More of an ipa than a pilsener, probably why it is rated so high. Needs more malt and grain balance. Very straight forward.

"Come on ride that train, and ride it...it's a choo choo train.."

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urbancaver
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the bruery
Was not impressed and my notes reflected that until I got back and read the description... I am reviewing this with the consideration that it is more an IPL than an imperial pilsner

Pours a pale hazy yellow golden colour. A nice foamy white head. Looks pretty solid.

Smells hoppy and earthy. Some nice light grassiness on the nose. There is a wheaty yeastiness on the nose that I am not a fan of.

Tastes light and hopy. The earthy, grassy undertones are nice but the hops don't meld well with the beer. There is an awkwardness to this beer that I'm not pleased with. Lagery yeast flavours. Orange, lemon, maybe some other citrus on the tongue. The flavour profile is interesting but unbalanced

Solid mouthfeel. Well carbonated.
Overall the beer has a lot of potential it just feels really rough around the edges to me

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3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draught at the Bistro IPA fest. Hazy blond with a lasting head. Resinous grapefruit peel aroma with some sweetness and flowers. Clean and dry with a bitter finish and low fruitiness. Medium bodied and smooth. Good stuff, but not a standout. The lager yeast is nice because it lets the hops come through very cleanly, though I think they could have finessed the bitterness a little more and given the aroma a little push.

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3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop hop hop hop hop

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3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery, poured into taster. Hazy yellow in appearance with thin white head that settles to a persistent film. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is hop-forward with citrus, floral, and pine. There is a little grain, too. Hops carry the day in taste, too, with a moderate bitterness that is less than expected based on the nose. A thin ribbon of sweet malts is perceptible in the background. Nothing shocking in the palate: medium body, crisp texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jlira
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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