Humulo Nimbus | Sound Brewery

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4.03/5
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172 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
Ranking:
#4,807
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
172
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of zeff80
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.

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Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
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.

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Photo of gandres
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

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Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shortbox81
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smekermann
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.09/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ncherf
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
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.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of New_Northerner
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
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.

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Photo of Geobus
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
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.

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Humulo Nimbus from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 172 ratings