Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 84 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by emerge077:
2.53/5 rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Best by date: 12-9-12
Sadly this batch is a shell of its former self. No hop aroma, instead it smells very sweetly of caramel/pastry icing. Very solventy taste with oddly astringent off flavors. Something is very wrong here, and seemingly not intentional. I had a 4-pk. this a month or two ago and it seemed less hoppy than previously, but wasn't this bad.
Loved this beer when it first came out, but sadly will have to avoid it in the future.
What the... ? There's a whole hop cone in the bottle... is this a hophead's answer to Cave Creek Chile Beer?
Different label, fairly sure this is the fresh 2009 batch.
edit: Approximate Release Date October 14th 2009
Pours into a Bells tulip a lovely dark reddish copper, very smooth, even surface of sticky foam. After a couple sips it leaves an impressive crown of lacing all around. In goes the cone *plupe*
Huge tropical fruit nose, juicyfruit gum, mango, tangerine, cantaloupe, starfruit. Whoo! On par with Hopslam and Dreadnaught based on the aroma alone.
Catty, resiny hop flavor, some residual pale malt, but basically a hop delivery vehicle. Sweet and tropical with some traces of cantaloupe. Fairly soft feeling and mellow, despite the solid residual bitterness. Alcohol is slightly apparent in the taste, but overall its a minor issue. Supple slick feel that dries out in the end, leaving a leafy green hop bine impression in the aftertaste. I could put back a couple of these... Wish I had more than a single 12 oz. dammit.
Edit: Seems to be issues with inconsistency... unless known to be fresh, I won't take a chance on old bottles after getting burned a couple times.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 15:53:17 | More by emerge077
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4.21/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Was waiting to try this with Ralph. Bought while in Milwaukee.
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Sorry Ralph, I couldn't wait any longer. Beer has a carmel hint with bitter hoppy after taste. The hop cone is a unique touch - adds to the bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 01:51:59 | More by Trapipa
Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.