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

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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87
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%


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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Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle shared with my friend during his birthday.

A - Poured a hazy yellow body that gave off a solid finger and a half head that slowly receded. Carbonation and plenty of it is visibly racing to the top of this beer. As others have mentioned, the hop cone was present in this bottle as well and sat buried under the fluffy white head. Very impressive.

S - Hops, what else? Aside from the obvious there was a nice citrus zest that was strongly present along with the hop smell. A deeper whiff brought about a slight pinch of vanilla that seemed to be an interesting twist.

T - The taste was more subdued that i was expecting. Big hop flavor which is great along with a good citrus zest, but the flavors aren't as full as I would have hoped. Caramel malts are present along with a slight bitterness.

M - Medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation. Entering the mouth there is plenty of hops that don't seem too bitter because of the citrus zest that accompanies the hops. Carbonation arrives and provides a clean palate to work with as the hops continue and the caramel malts arrive. The finish is slightly bitter but nothing too terrible.

D - This a pretty solid IIPA, but there are few things that could be improved. I would like to see how this beer would taste after some extended cellar time, but I will have to wait until I can get my hands on another bottle next year. A very nice offering from O'so though.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 02:57:57 | More by Wisconsin
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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.