Humulo Nimbus | Sound Brewery

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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
soundbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dirtylou on 10-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Photo of gshak
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smekermann
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ncherf
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of New_Northerner
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.81/5  rDev -53.9%
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.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
3.97/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Geobus
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaseydad
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Detective
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesmk48
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Humulo Nimbus from Sound Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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