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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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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | 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: Rotating

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Beer added by: siege06nd on 03-18-2014

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A: dark copper I thought this would have been lighter, good clarity, not much head low carbonation

S: pure tropical fruits just explodes with mango pineapple even peach little malt there too

T: very very boozy nice tropical flavors like the nose but harshly boozy 

M: lowish carbonation the alcohol really coats your tongue lingering bitterness

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Served in a teku glass

It pours amber, borderline copper, in color. A modest beige head tops this beverage. The head didn't stick around long and left little lacing.

The smell is fantastic, tropical and citrus fruits galore. Mango and pineapple come to mind. There is a little pine as well.

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