Humulo Nimbus
Sound Brewery

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From:
Sound Brewery
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.67%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
132
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 13, 2018
Added:
Oct 15, 2011
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  22
SCORE
90
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Rated: 4 by ghasting from Washington

Sep 13, 2018
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Reviewed by vikinggary28 from California

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip glass. Nice dark copper colour with a tan head, a lot darker than some DIPA's. Nice looking beer. Smells both hoppy and malty with subtle fruits, very nice. I like the taste, much like the aroma but with a banana undertaste. Great mouthfeel. I liked this one a lot. Prost!
Aug 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz can on August 6, 2018. Brewed with Pacific Northwest hops. A nice balance of hop and clean malt flavors. Initially crisp with a slightly dry finish.
Aug 15, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a tan head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit, pine and sweet caramel. It tasted bitter and piney with sweet toasted caramel and citrus.
Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jan 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Superheatnsubcool from Washington

3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank straight from the 12 ounce can. Nose is C-hops, citrus and a little booze. Taste is firmly bitter, pithy grapefruit, crisp finish. An old-school throwback of an IPA, but it was a nice break from murky juice bombs.
Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle - 22 ounce poured to snifter
Sight: amber, hazy, cloudy, small foam, some lacing
Aroma: Very Fragrant- hoppy, malty
Tate: Bitter some sweetness
Feel: Sticky, good carbonation, good follow through, bitter finish
Overall: Very good beer
Oct 11, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by DamienI from Washington

Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by gshak from Texas

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by smekermann from Canada (BC)

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.09 by drone from Oregon

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by ncherf from Washington

Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed copper-tinted orange/amber with a lasting creamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of a burst of fresh tropical fruits with a piney spice touch. Some grain mixes in.

The taste is of tropical fruits (mango/papaya, with a touch of banana) and some citrus (orange) and a touch of pine. Caramelized grain balances it. Bitter-leaning finish. Alcohol well-hidden.

Silky. A very approachable DIPA. Smooth. Tropical fruit notes from the hops stand out and linger. Sweet malt balances the bitterness while keeping it bitter-leaning. A very nice DIPA.
Sep 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by NWHopinator from Oregon

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by socon67 from New York

Mar 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

Mar 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by New_Northerner from Vermont

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by NWer from Washington

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.81/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
A darker color for a dipa, came in light brown, no head. Caramel popcorn aroma, uh oh.

Fuck, more diacetyl. Can't get hops, malt bill is deft. I see good scores for this beer, but damn, I must have had a beat down bottle or something. Very obvious D infection on this one.
Dec 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

Nov 01, 2015
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beer pours extremely cloudy and dark in color for an IPA. Oh wait, haha, Humulo Nimbus, I get it! As the brew settles it is actually on more on the paler orange side, with a large pillowy head. Big, sweet, tropical fruit aroma. I really get mango and passionfruit in the nose here. Flavor is juicy and lush as well, with a secondary rush of alpha bitterness. Chewing this beer across my palate it never gets dry, even though it is aggressively bitter. At this point I guess it's pretty hard to push the boundaries of Double IPA, but this one is definitely not traditional.
Oct 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by Geobus from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by EdwardAbbey from Washington

Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by mabermud from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Deep amber and hazy body. Off-white head that is full, sticky, and creamy looking.
Smell: Malt backbone. Blend of sweet malt, pine, and citrus. Floral notes.
Taste: The taste follows the smell, plus throw in a handful of sweet bread, not much, just enough to make this unique, and some tropical fruit. Excellent blend of malt and hops. Short-medium finish.
Feel: Low-medium carbonation. On the heavier side of medium. Creamy-ish. Very agreeable feel on the tongue and in the mouth. Clean.

Overall - Underrated. Dangerously drinkable for an imperial IPA. Rarely do I enjoy IPAs with a malty backbone. Nicely done.
Aug 31, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great mix of citrus and tropical hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.01 by kaseydad from California

Jul 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by MickeyHops from California

Jul 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by Detective from Canada (AB)

Apr 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by jamesmk48 from Texas

Mar 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by Boozecamel from Canada (BC)

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by Kenmac19 from Canada (BC)

Feb 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by bcuz7 from Michigan

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by gc4hokies from Virginia

Feb 05, 2015
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Reviewed by LouZ from Washington

3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
I was not able to discern any aroma from this draft pour. It had decent head, but just no scent whatsoever. Taste was definitely more malty than hoppy, but the balance was done well enough where you could get both. But definitely more malty than I like my IPA's. Feel was medium-bodied and easy drinking. Overall, a drinkable beer with decent flavor.
Jan 18, 2015
Humulo Nimbus from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 175 ratings