Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Humulus Nimbus Super Pale AleHumulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #354
Ranked #10,430
3.96 | pDev: 10.86%
Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Humulus Nimbus Super Pale AleHumulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 172 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of davisrin
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My can foamed up as I opened it, and the pour yielded a big, foamy head that only slowly reduced, and never went all the way away. Light golden color. Clean taste, moderately piney smell, fairly balanced taste, seems good for light summer food. Not sure I would seek it out again, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered.

 320 characters

Photo of Nephilium
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright tropical fruit aroma, with hints of mango and pineapple. Pours a clear golden with a full white head. Clean flavor, with clean hop presence, and a touch of sweet malt. Moderate body, and this works quite well for a summer sipper.

 239 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a 4pck pf this from the IGA in Williard, OH. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had bitter hop presence with tinge of pine. The taste was bitter leaning with subtle grapefruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

 326 characters

Photo of tempest
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange with a tall white head. Citrus, resin, and celery aroma. Well balanced and tasty with a touch of lightly tart strawberry mixed in, or underripe peach.

 163 characters

Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can poured into a 12 ounce snifter hand on 930 16th

A: very small light small bubble head that dissipates quickly. Body is a fairly clear amber light orange in color.

S: mango peach and apricot come out in the smell.

T: the mangoes come through with a little bit of Pineapple but then there is a lot of sharp bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Then there is an aftertaste of alcohol.

M: for 6% ABV it's a tad syrupy and has lowish carbonation.

O: not a bad beer with fruit forward in the pale ale but it drinks heavier than it suggests. I don't know that I would recommend drinking this.

 605 characters

Photo of Sabtos
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold with a soft white head supported by continual carbonation.

Smell is lemon and dank weed.

I taste cracker, ginger, orange and light pine.

Crisp moderate body.

 165 characters

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This awesome APA pours a bright golden copper color from the can with a fantastic head of white foam that settles nicely to a thick ring, nice pooling layer, and excellent sudsy lacing. Nose of grapefruit, orange zest, subtle breaded malts, and light honey. Flavors follow the taste with balanced grapefruit and orange zest flavors hitting solidly among the honey and breaded malts on the front and middle. A balanced pine note hits middle to back and fades off in the back finishing with a herbal and bittering hops note that ends clean on the palate. Very nice mouth feel, crisp, refreshing, and while full of flavor finishing clean with a light bitterness.

BALANCE BALANCE BALANCE. The three cornerstones of a great session brew.

This brewery deserves a more scrutinizing look from the locals and would generate substantial buzz if they had wider say as far as CIncy (HINT!).

One of the rock stars of the Columbus micro scene. Perfect!


 982 characters

Photo of Rawwie
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from a friend who lives in Ohio. Really great beer. Flavorful, dank, and bitter. To me this beer drinks more like an IPA. But, who cares. This beer is really good. Cheers!

 180 characters

Photo of Judgie
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4 pack while in Columbus, OH today. Very fresh and vey good. This style is becoming my go-to style , and this beer exemplifies the style. Piney and citrusy at once, incredible smell, and purely refreshing.

 220 characters

Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dominated by pine and dank resin. Notes of orange and grapefruit contrast nicely. Touch of biscuity malt.

Flavor reveals a bready malt backbone, sharp grapefruit upfront, followed by a resiny, moderately bitter, earthy finish.

 236 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While our common consensus of the American pale ale style is disappearing before our eyes, if the style is to exist, it will be because of folks like the Seventh Son brewers- those who elevate the beer's character- aroma, taste, bitterness and body to compete in the culinary-rich craft beer scenes.

Bright golden and lightly copper, the pale ale carries a gentle haze with a frothy white head and delicate lacing to trail. With a citrus and tropical mindset, the scent opens with perfume, fruit and herb. Its flavors are sweet and dryly of sweet and spicy breads that are suggestive of graham cracker, granola and caramel.

And with the middle palate opening, the flavors blossom with tangerine, pink grapefruit, apricot, mango and peach. While the sweetness relaxes slightly, the balance comes around to the hops that go from floral and citrusy toward bitter, herbal and piney late.

Medium-bodied from sip until finish, the beer is even-keel and impeccably balanced, never favoring hops nor malt and carrying a comfortable and moderate stride throughout the taste. Ideal for an array of pizzas, the ale lingers with a bitter pine, grassy and herbal grip

 1,157 characters

Photo of LAp
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid, hoppy beer somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. Thoroughly drinkable, and a good, quick, crisp hop fix. No major flaws, but also nothing that jumps out as exceptional.

 182 characters

Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes comes in a clear golden amber color.

The aroma offers resin, dank pine, a light sweet bready malt, a touch of floral, slight blueberry.

The flavor continues with a hint of blueberry, with mostly green pine needles, a crisp bready sweetness in the middle, as the finish his of a medium plus bitterness of floral along with resinous pine.

Bitter for a pale ale, almost like an IPA, but quite crisp.

 414 characters

Photo of schoolboy
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm in Columbus and having as much local product as possible. This came recommended. It is their standard. I got this in cans, by the way, and I understand that's new. The only other brew I tried from these guys was exceptional - a one of.

It is a deep yellow with just a bit of fizz. There aromas is hoppy. Very piney. The taste is that over hopped American pale ale taste with just a tad of malts. It seems very sessionable.

This was my second seventh sun, and while it is not as exceptional as my first, it is a great go to. If only I lived in Columbus.

 559 characters

Photo of zimm421
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass from the can. The color is a nice clear orange with a good white head that leaves perfect lacing. The nose is slightly sweet and bready with a touch of mango and pine. The taste follows suit but has a touch of tartness as well. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. This is very well described, as it's not as balanced as an APA, but less hoppy than an IPA.

 378 characters

Photo of SaltofOH
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No date on can. Pokal glass.

Appearance: Dark gold/light copper; 2 fingers bubbly/soapy white head. Retains a white ring around sides with a little island in the middle. Relatively little lacing.

Aroma: Very fruity/sweet and resinous. Pineapple, kiwi. Very much like Chillwave, actually. More pronounced than I was expecting.

Taste: Not so sweet on the palate, but definitely has some malt. Resinous. Slightly sweet and malty arrival. Bittering mid-palate with a familiar hoppy dankness. Turns quite bitter for the finish. Lingering hoppiness is significant piney and fruity, not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Quite actively carbonated, bordering on overly carbonated. Heavier side of mid-weight, but quite low viscosity. Doesn't have the typical pale ale feeling in the mouth. Feels more like a light IPA. Pretty astringent.

Overall: Marketed as a "Super" pale ale, it is just that; a little shy of IPA territory in terms of flavor, bitterness and ABV, but pretty darn close.

 988 characters

Photo of cosmicevan
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a - brew pours transparent orange yellow with a few fingers of frothy head that had nice staying power and left milkshake like chunks of lace on the glass.

s - nose is crisp, yet tropical hopped pale. good crystalized malt backbone compliments the hop nicely. smells ready to be drank!

t/m/o - soft topical hop washed over with a bitter blast. light bodied and easy drinking. very tasty pale ale on the hoppier side of the spectrum but there is no confusion that this could be an ipa.

 490 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a can; revisited on tap at the brewery taproom in 2018.
Clear golden with a decent head.
Flavor: Hop forward with enough malt to partially tame the bitterness (mild+).
Both hops and malt are amped up a little bit.
Body is a tad watery.

 242 characters

Photo of bigtizz123
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoy this. Nice crisp APA. Very clean and dry. Mosaic really shines through, and there's a little tart, maybe the blueberry. Would be a nice go to if I could get more often. Crushable pint can.

 205 characters

Photo of HopBomb515
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy Amber color with a thick rocky white head that laces the glass great. Nice looking beer! Vague hints of grapefruit, pine and breadiness from the malt. Grapefruit punch up front, piney, slight tobacco in the finish. Nice carbonation and a medium body and semi dry finish. Overall this is a good pale ale albeit one that doesn't bring to the table anything that's overly different or great but it's straightforward and very good.

 445 characters

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, guess this was canned within the past week or 2. It was the most recent batch they received at my local store this week. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some light tropical fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some light blueberries and sweet malt. However, this brew is all about the hops, it really is a "Super Pale Ale" like it says on the can. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. It's a good selection to be one of their first canned brews. Hopefully they'll keep canning this one, I'd buy it again. $9.99 a 4-pack.

 852 characters

Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely love this pale ale ! Clean, crisp, refreshing, juicy, hoppy and crushable ! So delicious . . . always an option for me. Hands down the best brew Seventh Son offers at the moment. Underrated and always available.

 222 characters

Photo of Maltenbach
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Seventh Son brewpub in Columbus. Medium amber color with thin head. Aroma is loads of fresh hops. Flavors are light on malt, but heavy on the hops. It’s almost too much, but not quite. Light to medium mouthfeel with a fairly dry finish. Enjoyable pale ale with a kick. If you like hops, you’ll like the Super Pale ale.

 345 characters

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color capped by a nice head that delivers some lacing

Smell: Vague hints of grapefruit and tropical tones

Taste: The malt provides a fairly neutral platform for the hops which are more tropical than grapefruity; papaya and pineapple flavors dominate through the finish with just a bit of residual sugars in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty decent pale ale with a twist in the hop profile

 488 characters

Photo of cneville
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a fresh keg into a shaker pint.

Pours a light amber color, slightly darker than expected. Quarter inch head, with good lacing throughout.

Good smell--initial citrus burst, followed by slight bittering smell. Would have though this was an IPA by smell alone.

Taste brings grapefruit, mango--simcoe or mosaic hops, maybe. Taste not as strong as the nose would indicate. Slight pepper. Very balanced--not super bitter or resiny. Doesn't attack you with flavor, and lingers wells on the palate.

Mouthfeel is light, and goes down very smooth. Easy to drink more than one of these. Flavor might not stick as long as anticipated.

Overall, a strong initial offering from Seventh Son--my favorite of what I've tried. Will return to this one.

 750 characters

Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale from Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 172 ratings