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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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BA SCORE
96
world-class

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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DeFaz

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-03-2014 21:42:48 | More by DeFaz
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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barczar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Ohio

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El Lupulo Libre from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.