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The Bruery Humulus Lager
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Humulus Lager is an India Pale Lager brewed with 4 lbs. of hops per barrel and weighing in at 7.2% ABV. This beer is all about the hops-- the lager yeast allows the hops to be in the forefront.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 cask versions with 3 different hops (centennial, cascade, chinook) sampled at The Bruery. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin, creamy white head. All 3 versions have an abundance of citrus, the chinook being more spicy and sharp and the cascade being more mild and floral with some of the bready malt coming through. The Centennial was my favorite. Tons of orange peel with moderate bitterness and more balance than the chinook but slightly more aggressive than the cascade. All in all, a fantastic beer no matter which one. The standard version has cascade and itís equally as delicios on tap. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
A plea cloudy offering that is balanced in its flavor. There is a bit of sweetness to it. I got a lot of floral notes with mango and citrus. Specifically some grapefruit in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Clear, copperish color with a slick of white foam. Aroma is balanced hop bitterness, pine, and a clean dry malt backbone that is slighly like a pilsner. Taste is clean and fresh pine, hop bitterness, and bready malt. Clean and sharp mouthfeel. Ultra quaffable lager with excellent hop characteristics. Impressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 64 oz. growler into a tulip. Humulus Lager pours a hazy bronze color with lighter golden edges where light shines through. A full and creamy head fills up the top of my glass with a firm pour. Nice head retention, and there is a bit of lace sticking to the sides of my glass. The aroma is of sweet grains, orange and grapefruit hops, and a bit of lager yeast in the back. It smells more like a traditional IPA than it tastes, for sure. With my very first taste of this beer I can sense the difference between this and any ale IPA. The lager yeast adds another character to the flavor, accentuating the hops in such a unique way. There is a little bit of genius in doing it this way. There is a little bit of honey and straw sweetness up front, but the flavor resides in the blast of bitterness that comes next. The hops come through with grapefruit and orange citrus, including a fair amount of pith and zest, with a little bit of pine on the back end. The hop combination is not unusual, but the way it is presented is, which makes this beer that much more interesting. The dryness of the lager yeast is apparent for sure. The carbonation is bubbly and creamy, just barely on the full side. The body is right about where I expect it to be at 7.2% alcohol. Overall I was impressed with this beer. Usually I feel that Bruery beers are overhyped and underwhelming, but I enjoyed the thought that was put into this beerís design. This is the type of beer where the total is definitely greater than the sum of the parts; the interaction between the lager yeast and the hops alone makes this beer worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Huge thanks to luisc123 for this in a BIF I won. 64 oz. growler of this long time want served in a Brewery Vivant snifter. A: Pours a solid gold color, slightly hazy, with a big pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly down the glass with excellent retention. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass. S: Light hoppy bitterness with a cracker malt profile. The lager yeast is present as well on the backend to remind you itís still a pilsner at heart. T: Just like the nose. Generously hopped with a slghtl bitterness and fruitiness mixing with a sweet cracker malts. The lagery yeast is there again bring a light corny and popcorn flavor with a slight dank hop characteristic as well. M: Light bodied with an insane drinkability. Nicely carbonated with a really smooth and slightly drying finish. O: I really liked this beer a whole lot. Super drinkable with a great balance between the hops and the malt profile. The yeast profile was assertive enough to let you know itís still a pilsner which was great. Serving type: growler 05-27-2013

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allesgute (9) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
At bruery tasting room. It is an IPL and is really well done. The crispness of the lager allows formerly masked hop flavor and aroma to come forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap. Pours clear golden with a large creamy beige head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is light pine, citrus, Passionfruit, guava, musk melon. Flavor follows, light sweet and medium bitter, fruity, tropical, a bit dank. Pretty nice finish with lingering tropical bitterness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (546) - California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours a light golden amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, floral and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, floral, honey and malt flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Citrus finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had the three different versions on cask at the Bruery. Cascade Hops, Centennial, and Chinook. Chinook was the most bitter of the three. I think I liked the Centennial version the best as it had more citrus notes in the aroma as well as the taste. I will use my scoring here for the Centennial.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Draft at the Bistroís IPA Fest. Hazy yellow gold with a huge pale yellow glass lacing head. Nose of ivy and piney hops. Flavor was lightly bitter with some caramel and grainy bread.


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