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Gulo Gulo I.P.L - Wolverine State Brewing Company

Gulo Gulo I.P.LGulo Gulo I.P.L

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BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%


Brewed by:
Wolverine State Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: schmidtn on 04-04-2011)
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-05-2013 02:02:47 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/earthy hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Imperial Pilsner. All around nice complexity of bright hop and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:58:15 | More by superspak
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Copper in color and slightly hazy. A one finger head develops with a heavy pour but dissipates quickly. A light halo

S- Sweet mango, tropical fruit, bready malts, lemon, tangerine. Citrus in grass. Smells wonderful.

T- This is definitely a hop forward brew. A floral, piney hop presence hits the senses first. A earthy malt bill balances the flavors nicely. The middle sees more sweet malts, but the hops make an encore appearance in the end to my satisfaction. Pine, citrus, lemon, bread. Delicious.

M- A lager with balls. Hard to tell its a lager, and I like it. Drinkable as hell per the feel. Fantastic.

O- Well balanced and extremely drinkable. Clean crisp citrus flavors with a keen balancing malt backbone. I have never heard of this brewery before but I need to check them out a little more because this brew is something else. An IPA with a light feel. Freaking sweet!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:32:43 | More by Emnmarko
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber wih a one-finger white head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Mostly sweet malts with a ligh amount of citrus.

T - Start off sweet wih a good amount of tropical fruit. The malt backbone is strong balancing everything. Finish has a strong bite of hops with a bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice dry crisp mouthfeel.

O - My first experience with this style and it was better than expected. Very nice clean flavors. Overall very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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RaulMondesi

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alright now... A lil random in a trade and Raul is feeling it quite well. Clean, crisp...has a slight bite like your girl at midnight... yeah, it's ok. Now, Raul ain't feelin' it like a bowl of soba noodles in Kioto, but it's ok and it does the job well enough.

A notch above average and that is ok with me.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 04:56:58 | More by RaulMondesi
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Took home a sixer of this after visiting Wolverine State's brewery in Ann Arbor. It pours out a light-ish iteration of copper with really good clarity; essentially no haze at all, it appears the lagering has clear the beer up quite nicely. The soapy, eggshell colored head fades quickly, but has the ability to grow to gigantic proportions by swirling the glass... give it a try!

Earthy, deep-rooted and grassy hops line the aroma; there's a light pungency that comes with the hops, too, as they push the profile towards "piney" but don't quite enter that territory all the way. Biscuity malts are pretty heavy, but not as heavy as the sweet caramel malts that get stronger with each degree of warmth the beer receives. The hefty malt bill backs the hops up quite nicely, though the hops definitely "win out" and dominate in the end.

The flavor also shows good balance - nice, fruity and raw hops converge with a handful of sweet malts; deep oranges, pungent and leafy hops, fresh, herbal grass... there are some other pretty juicy fruits lying around in there, but they're a bit harder to identify. I'll just call it "citrus and pine" and call it a day. The solid malty base contains heavily toasted crackers and a big zip of caramel sweetness, though it never overshadows the hops, which are zesty and spicy in the finish. Crisp, snappy mouth feel, light bodied and slightly sticky.

Very good beer, although I fear that this one falls victim to the "IPL syndrome" that I've come to find with many beers of this style - the heavy hoppage of IPL's covers up the lager yeast flavors a bit too much, and you've gotta wonder, why not an IPA? I will say, though, that the lagering gives this beer a nice, refreshing, clean and crisp finish. Very good overall, and I'm glad that I picked up a sixer to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

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HisBoyElroy

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Gulo Gulo I.P.L from Wolverine State Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.