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Lupulin Thrill IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Lupulin Thrill IPALupulin Thrill IPA

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 01-29-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

t0rin0, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

zestar, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

womencantsail, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear orange-tinged light amber. Decent head in the Ommegang chalice with a quite zingy carbonation on the tongue. Actually quite lovely with the creamy lacing in the glass. Mouthfeel is just a little oily and the body is more on the robust side.

Aroma of pineapple orange. Taste is a big IPA with a toasty, bitter mouthful with a dose of marmalade. Finish is rather hot and spicy. Some resins and a touch of grapefruit peel, but not terribly bitter. Just normal bitter. Fruity and malty but not sugary. Some crazy bottom of the pond sediment I see after a few short pours.

This seems to be trying to climb into the DIPA category, though it's not so sweet. Really tangy and bubbly. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego.

mactrail, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's itself, on to the beer:

This IPA has a toasted orange color, decent lace, and fair head retention. Its nose is soft, not pungent as many of the west coast IPA style can get. Soft mangoes come to mind.

What went soft with the nose gets explosive in the taste. It's an explosion of hops, juicy hops, and that malty base isn't overwhelming that it kills off the hops. Medium full bodied, and not very bitter. Turns out to be a very good IPA, just another out of the works from Bootlegger's.

DoubleJ, Jul 13, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra bottle in a trade with? Sorry I misplaced you, but thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a decent sized creamy white head that persists for quite some time before leaving some nice lace on the sides. Aromas of floral and grassy hops with hints of pine and citrus dominate the nose. A solid hit of caramel bready malt with lots of fruity esters and a hint of ethanol. The flavor is sweet bready toffee and caramel with less hop flavor than the aroma suggested. Citrus and pine flavors are moderate and the bitterness is moderate to high. Medium body with a fairly drying finish, moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet resinous mouthfeel. Decent IPA, a bit old school, but a bit rough around the edges. I could drink this, but would probably choose something else first. No bottle dating is a turn off, I wonder about the age of this one actually.

johnnnniee, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Gobzilla, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thatoneguymike, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

CuriousMonk, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

2beerdogs, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

CelticAleMan, Aug 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

jeff1973, Mar 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

LJWalker, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

pkalix, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ralphw56, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beagle75, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lucnifter, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

FrankHammer, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

fthegiants, Nov 21, 2013
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Lupulin Thrill IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
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