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

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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BA SCORE
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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charlzm

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed on January 23rd, 2013 in a standard pint glass.

Beer pours a fairly clear deep honey color. That is, until I turn the bottle upside down at the end of the pour. I was trying to get every drop out of the bottle, but the whole hop cone in the bottle neck was partially obstructing the pour. Resulted in a somewhat cloudy beer. Head is off-white and two fingers tall, subsiding very slowly and leaving a sticky, nearly-uniform sheet of foam on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is... (wait for it)... hoppy! Mainly minty with herbal and fruity (mango, peach, pear) notes.

Sweeter than expected and not as bitter as I would have thought. The taste up front is sweet and indistinct malt. The midtaste is essentially the aroma, dominated by an oily, minty note. The finish is a long, lingering, oily mint note with only a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick, oily (are you getting the idea yet?) and enhanced by creamy carbonation.

This is one hop bomb I can wholeheartedly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 02:18:55 | More by charlzm
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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.