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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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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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jwinship83

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a different label traded to me by some guy at dark lord day. he offered this bottle to me after i gave him a pour of something. details are a bit fuzzy. if this was you, thanks! drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- just as the bottle would indicate, there is a hop cone floating in here! pretty gimmicky, but pretty cool also. as far as i know this is the only beer out there like this. the beer itself pours a hazy glowing golden colored body with a small bright white head on top. the head has decent retention and leaves behind small marks of lacing.

S- very hoppy. lots of pine notes coming from my glass. a lesser amount of grapefruit, but it still makes itself known. an even lesser amount of tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango. some caramel malts sneak through towards the end of my whiff and try to offer up some sweetness and a little bit of balance. alcohol is pretty strong also.

T- the taste starts out with some of those sweet caramel malts that i could smell, but theyre no match for the hops this beer has. lots of pine and grapefruit. very fresh tasting. the pineapple i could smell comes through a little, but the mango seems to have vanished. the alcohol isnt as well hidden as i would have liked.

M- the body is full and syrupy. palate coating. the carbonation is very low. a nice level of bitterness. there is moderate warming from the alcohol.

O- too strong to have more than one of in a sitting. the hop cone in the bottle was a nice touch. this is an under appreciated DIPA from a brewery that no one really talks about. check it out if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:03:59 | More by jwinship83
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Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.