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El Lupulo Libre - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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El Lupulo Libre
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world-class

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: siege06nd on 03-18-2014)
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.5%

08-19-2014 14:25:52 | More by dmhurdle
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

The aroma and taste of this truly Imperial IPA are intense and overwhelming. The nose is filled with dank hops, pine, resins, oily pith, lemon, caramel malt and pure lupilin. The flavor is equally dank, oily, resiny and pithy with lemon, honey and caramel. The lupilin is is so strong that it must be an extract. My only complaint is that there is an underlining onion or chive that is slightly off putting.

08-18-2014 20:45:37 | More by KYGunner
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2014 22:12:52 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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zimm421

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-16-2014 22:39:03 | More by zimm421
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Dsg10


3.9/5  rDev -11.8%

08-16-2014 19:45:37 | More by Dsg10
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jkoch7

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%

08-16-2014 00:48:37 | More by jkoch7
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pyite

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2014 15:22:58 | More by pyite
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Kellerbj

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

08-12-2014 23:44:16 | More by Kellerbj
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-11-2014 02:33:15 | More by Matthew1788
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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2014 16:50:08 | More by Magery
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M_chav

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

08-08-2014 05:08:26 | More by M_chav
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-07-2014 02:35:02 | More by vrbulldog22
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-06-2014 03:01:39 | More by Zonian1
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JothHu

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2014 23:53:54 | More by JothHu
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dipaguy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-05-2014 23:20:21 | More by dipaguy
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BeerMeBro720

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2014 19:46:28 | More by BeerMeBro720
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2014 14:56:27 | More by Jasonchair
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muraco3

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-01-2014 04:43:19 | More by muraco3
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -5.9%

Yea, I feel the same way, Brew Kettle- If the preferred consumption of this monstrous we'll all be talkin' hops in spanish as well.

El Lupulo Libre's bronzen austere hardly suggests its bold hop dominance within. But with the nose drawing near, the ale becomes ripe with tangy citrus, lemon, herbaceous scents and the type of resinous aroma that reminds us of the close relationship of hops to cannabis.

While flavors offer a honey-dipped balance, its medium-full middle has an undercurrent of caramel and toasted grain to prop up the dripping hop character. Pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, a squeeze of lemon are opposite a mild melon and tropical grounding to put the hops in full command.

The flavors morph into a grassy and botanical bitterness as the sweetness trails and the fruity hop character turns decidedly sharp and resinous, growing into proportions of fresh-cut grass, chive, leaf and sassafras with simmering alcohol warmth.

Yea, its totally loco!

07-30-2014 17:33:14 | More by BEERchitect
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nuttermcbutter

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-30-2014 13:23:20 | More by nuttermcbutter
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-30-2014 03:50:40 | More by ortie
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 01:09:24 | More by Mesa512
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barczar

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%

Darker than I expected, with brilliant clarity and a frothy cream head. Resin dominates the aroma initially, with tropical notes of mango and candied pineapple countering. Onion is subtle, but evident. Flavor is resin dominant, with pine throughout. Tropical fruit is a wonderful contrast. Malt is subtle, more toasted and bready than sweet. Juicy, muted grapefruit, tangerine, and mango emerge. Great flavoring hop range, though I'd prefer a little less resin dominance. Bitterness is not terribly overwhelming, but a little more than I prefer. Falls a little flat in malt body, at the end of the day.

07-30-2014 00:22:08 | More by barczar
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-29-2014 22:16:39 | More by gutbuster
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-29-2014 20:04:35 | More by Ohiovania
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El Lupulo Libre from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.