Lupulin Thrill IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery
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3.41/5 rDev -8.3%
Bought a growler while out running errands and shared it with a friend later that night. Saw at the taproom that they'd bottled it and figured I'd review it.
A: Poured into an Atari "Missile Command" branded shaker pint (I do love these kitschy glasses). Poured a dark orange/brown with a cream-colored head that dissipated quickly to a few bits of foam on top of the beer.
S: Malts and a faint hit of citrus with a touch of pine to bring it together. Not a very strong aroma on this one.
T: This is the same breed of West Coast-style IPA that was popularized by Stone. A nice blast of hop flavor up front that is balanced with notes of grapefruit bitterness. Unfortunately, there's nothing really to set this apart from other West Coast IPAs. The flavor is perfect for the style, but I had my hopes up for something unexpected.
M: The hop bitterness sticks around awhile, but doesn't feel dirty or cling to the inside of my mouth. This a prime candidate to pair with a food. It'd go great with my favorite jalapeno, pepperoni, and tomato pizza,
O: Bootlegger's absolutely hit their mark in making a West Coast IPA, but it feels like it was made just for the sake of having a hoppy IPA to offer (Their core brew, Rustic Rye IPA is far, far more mellow on hop flavor). It is a fine example of the style and for all my complaints, it is a good beer, but I was hoping for something that pushed the envelope a bit more. There is something to be said for knowing exactly what you're getting though, and for that, this is a strong option for those in the mood for a nice little hopsmack.
11-26-2013 17:25:25 | More by ThatFatBeerGuy
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
22oz bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar – Escondido, CA
Notes from 01/01/14 – FW Snifter glass
A: Lupulin Thrill pours a deep caramel amber color with nice clarity and visible carbonation. Thick finger width of khaki foam adorns the top settling out to a ring in some good time. Some nice patch work of swathed lacing adheres to the glass after each sip.
S: The nose brings forth concentrated resinous pine and evergreens with some citrus zest and a touch of dirty herbals. There is some underlying pale malt sweetness that is a mix of bread with soft caramels. Fairly nice and hoppy aromas. Big on the pine and herbs.
T: Firm malty base of bready malts with a dash of caramelized sweetness. Dry flaky biscuit even. The hops are heavy on the pine and herbals with a light floral backing of citrus tangerine. There is high level of hop bitterness to the beer and the alcohol is well masked throughout. The finish is dry and resinous with a long lasting linger. Not bad but a slight step down from the nose.
M: Lighter body with only some moderate malt fullness and nice smooth consistency from the carbonation. Upper level of scrubbing bitterness with a nice dry crisp and long lasting linger on the finish.
D: More of a “no thrills” IPA with its high alphas/low flavor. More bready malt comes through on this one and I’m not a super fan of the hop selection here. Otherwise the beer is fairly well crafted and drinkable just not all that impressive however.
01-08-2014 19:18:39 | More by Nugganooch
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
On-tap at Bootlegger's
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Smells like a fairly decent IPA, but lacks the usual punch of a Bootlegger's hoppy beer. Decently fruity with some citrus and citrus peel aromas, definitely a bit of pine, too. A slight bready note to it as well. The flavor has a citric character with some grapefruit flesh and peel notes. A moderate bitterness with some pine and a dry finish.
01-29-2012 08:37:08 | More by womencantsail
3.41/5 rDev -8.3%
Poured from a bomber into a tall chalice.
A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Pineapple juice is obvious, suggestive of malic acidity but also slightly estery. Lesser coniferous foliage and light caramel candy are integrated into the rather rich but unfocused profile.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with refined pale malt and piney hops aromatics. Acidity is strong and very citric into the middle where bright mixed fruit emerges. The finish is moderately bitter like lime zest, apparently cushioned somewhat by the late presence of clean bread.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous and syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This limited release IPA from the maker of the almost peerless double IPA Knuckle Sandwich lands fairly close to the middle of the pack. It is ably executed, although not particularly memorable. When one considers the dustbin collection of hops cultivars featured in this recipe, it may serve as a more respectable display of Bootlegger's brewing skill.
12-23-2013 20:30:18 | More by beagle75
Lupulin Thrill IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
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