Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 & 2010 vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 11-24-2008)
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Wow, each time I have this one it seems to grow on me more. The hop cone in the bottle seems to add a fresh dry hopped flavor that has depth (green and herbal notes) and does not linger bitter. This beer is well balanced in my opinion. Very smooth and drinkable. Yeah it may be a bit sweet for a true hop- head but it doesn't get cloying for me . I hope I can get more of this from Wisconsin. It is not sold in Michigan. Thanks to my hunting buddy from Wisconsin for trading with me and putting this in the box.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. No bottling date. Poured into an O'so snifter 11/10/2014. And yes, there is an actual hop cone in the bottle..

A- Murky, hazy mud-brown-copper body, one finger offwhite head, good retention- drops into a thick collar, some lacing. The muddy nature of the beer kind of throws me off here. And the hop cone... yeah. [3.25]

S- Sweet toffee, a bit of grapefruit, lots of resinous pine. Certainly nothing complicated, but it smells fairly sweet. [3.25]

F- Toffee, pine, caramel, a bit of grapefruit. One of the more slick, resinous IPAs I've had. That's about it. [3.5]

M- Medium bodied, resinous, sticky with a piney, herbal finish that has a bit of an alcohol burn to it. [3.5]

O- Decent DIPA, nothing too surprising or tasty aside from the hop cone. Malt heavy, pine heavy. The hop cone is kind of a novelty, but perhaps it adds a bit to the resin-forward nature of the beer. [3.5]

Final score: 3.44

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Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky golden amber with a thick, foamy head. Lacing sticks. Two hop cones float it in. The floating, soggy hop cones detract from the appearance, in my opinion.

The smell is of pine and caramel. Robust.

The taste is piney, spicy, citric. Caramel backing balances it. Some alcohol shows in the potent finish.

On the thin side for an imperial, but it holds together well enough for a long, hoppy finish.

Overall, a good Imperial IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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