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

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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 13 | 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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UCLABrewN84

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to burnheartsMKE for sending me this one.

Interesting concept off the bat with a whole hop cone floating around in the beer. Reminds me of the infamous and despised chili beer that has the same concept.

Pours a murky dark honey orange color with a 1/2 white head that fades to an oily cap. Thin legs of lacing form on the glass on the drink down. Smells strongly of citrus zest and pine. There are also some tropical fruit notes I am picking up. Taste is of citrus zest and pine tree hops with a sweet malt finish. Very little hop bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. Good carbonation makes for a smooth mouthfeel but there is a coating aspect to this beer. Perhaps it's because of the hop cone floating around in there for who knows how long? I also got a "leaf" in my mouth that broke off the cone that caused me a bit of a gag. There is also an acidic bite with each sip that I can only imagine is from the hops. Both of these elements are not too good in my book. Overall however, this beer is pretty good for what it is. Like I said before the whole hop cone in the beer is an interesting idea but I would have liked less residue and floating debris in my beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 04:17:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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