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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

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 35
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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Gstolas

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-26-2014 05:54:56 | More by Gstolas
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wstitzel

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-26-2014 02:33:27 | More by wstitzel
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-08-2014 03:04:07 | More by Matthewpakula
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Trapipa

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

03-06-2014 01:51:59 | More by Trapipa
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-05-2014 01:22:47 | More by jongullotti
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-04-2014 22:13:42 | More by JohnnyNicks
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slavall

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-28-2014 19:36:29 | More by slavall
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-28-2014 12:45:45 | More by bigaltemple
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Malone47

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-26-2014 19:02:27 | More by Malone47
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 22:01:18 | More by jegross2
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-30-2014 06:25:41 | More by PA-Michigander
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ronin926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-29-2014 16:01:43 | More by ronin926
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-27-2014 00:57:17 | More by BrownAleMale
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-24-2014 21:32:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

01-19-2014 22:37:39 | More by Hendrick24
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Gregafree

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-12-2014 01:01:39 | More by Gregafree
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-10-2014 03:03:33 | More by Eaglefan344
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dunlap926

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-04-2014 21:52:11 | More by dunlap926
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amalahow

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

12-28-2013 03:48:33 | More by amalahow
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-27-2013 03:48:43 | More by sprucetip
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2013 23:19:20 | More by Tiburon
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%

From a bottle into a tulip glass, it pours a hazy amber, w/ a thin white head.

A reserved aroma. Sweet and grainy, rye bread, molasses. Pine needles, nuts, black pepper, and leather, all overlaying the sweetness. Plus some citrus--lime, actually.

Sweet and bready up front. Some will call this cloying; I love it. It's an adamant sweetness that tugs against the grassy hops all the way through this long, complex ride through flavor land. Brown sugar and biscuit, absolutely, plus some diacetyl that makes for a butterscotch candy delight. Wood and grass shake hands with the sweet notes and introduce the hop bitterness. The sweetness becomes tropical fruit in the presence of the hops, mango, I'd say. Finishes dry and salty, a long finish of simple syrup and oak aging mellowness. The alcohol says hello before it's done. And, yet, there's something not quite great about this flavor. Too busy, perhaps? Still, totally impressive.

Wonderful in the mouth, viscous, syrupy, creamy, despite the moderate, cleansing carbonation. Mouthfeel is the raison d'etre, here.

Massively complex. So many star turns for the various profiles. Will definitely divide audiences due to its uncompromising flavors.

12-10-2013 17:11:46 | More by martyl1000
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-03-2013 14:05:44 | More by Le_HopHead
Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.