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
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0
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Ratings: 1,015 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rudzud
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at the dive. Poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear honey hue with a one finger head that left sticky lacing ans a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of grapefruit peel and orange. Nice light malts, gentle lager notes.

T - Taste is nicely grapefruit with light malty sweetness. Nice citus with good flesh and rind. Super drinkable.

M - Mouthfeel is very drinkable with light carbonation.

O - Overall not a bad beer. A great west coast ipa lager nut truthfully I enjoy Jack's Abby lagers a bit more.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler consumed on 9/5/2009 and poured into a snifter. I've had this on tap a few times but I've never had the chance to take proper notes while I drink it. The beer is translucent and vibrant golden. It's crowned with a gigantic frothy white head, exhibiting excellent retention and leaving lots of lacing as it recedes.

The nose is remarkable out of the snifter and warmed to room temperature. Glass after glass, the aroma was the highlight of this beer. The nose is reminiscent of Sculpin, with notes of peach, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and other tropical fruits. Resiny pine is present, and the malt is light and crackery, without a hint of sweetness.

There's a high level of clean bitterness in the taste. The succulent hops resound with pine resin and citrus. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange pith, lemon, and peach are all present. The cracker malt is faint and serves as a vehicle for the marvelous hops. The finish is dry, crisp, and bitter. The beer is light bodied with a nice upper medium level of carbonation and a crisp yet somewhat sticky mouthfeel. The hops are ripping the enamel off my tooth (I only have one).

Each time I try this beer (and this style, in general) I appreciate it more than the last. I really hope this is brewed again. Highly recommended.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jbaker67
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Raziel313
2.92/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very light and crisp. More on the hoppy side

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Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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 barleywinefiend
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear golden yellow in color with a small fluffy head that left some spotty lacing on the glass

S: Not what I was expecting...big citrus nose, a light pine and loads of fruit

T: Is this a lager? I would say an amped up IPL perhaps but not a Pils. Loads of fresh fruits(citrus), light pine, subtle bitterness. Clean, hop forward finish

M: Light-medium body with a good amount of carbonation and a lightly bittered yet pseudo dry feel

O: Great tasting beer but not sure I would rate this as a PIls by any sordove BJCP standard.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of epyon396
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tigg924
2.58/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, bright yellow in color, clear

Smell: pithy citrus rind

Taste: grain, light butter, and tropical fruit hops

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly bitter, medium carbonation

Overall: Not what I was expecting. This had a buttery grainy taste to it that was not appealing. I usually like Bruery beers, but this did not come together for me. I will be passing on this.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of barczar
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mltobin
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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