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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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oberon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a becker a clear rich copper/bronze with a fluffy full one finger white head atop that leaves two broken rings of lace as it settles.Wow great fresh hops aromas that really hit ya,grassy and herbal with some pineapple also being detected,just big and fresh,some sweet dough and booze is there as well.The hops hit up front on the palate with some grass and citrusy notes,the malt base is bigger in the flavors than aromas with some caramel and sweet dough being rather large,some more sweetness comes from sugary alcohol as well.Really liked this beer,just a great hop profile in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 19:59:49 | More by oberon
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-01-2014 01:32:52 | More by duceswild
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-18-2011 02:34:41 | More by TurdFurgison
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This growler is courtesy of a coworker who picked it up early this week. The growler was labeled as "IPL", India Pale Lager. Very interesting. It pours a light bodied, bright bronze in color with a slight white lacing around the glass. The aromas are slightly hoppy, with a piney presence. It has the soft malt characteristics of a lager but the stickiness and pine resin of an IPA show through. It's interesting. It tastes of sticky, piny hops with a slight hoppy, yet this lager-esque bitterness. It's interesting. It drinks pretty light and is somewhat sessionable. It drinks fine and is an interesting hybrid. Overall it's a fine beer, yet a tweener and in between styles.

Serving type: growler

09-04-2011 18:30:19 | More by aasher
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -1%
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

07-15-2013 03:35:54 | More by tectactoe
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2013 12:25:17 | More by tommy5
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-19-2014 02:38:44 | More by StoutHunter
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

64 ounce growler
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is a nice amber color and crystal clear. The first pour yielded me three quarters of a glass of off-white to beige head.

S - I get lots of citrus and tropical fruit. There is a little caramel malt in there to balance it.

T - The taste has some of the tropical fruit and citrus that I noticed in the smell. I also get a little pine. It has a pretty clean finish.

M - Moderate

O - This beer is listed as an India Pale Lager. I think we need a new category here on BA. It was a nice variation of a lager. It is not a flavorful as an IPA, but this is quite a good lager. I have had it a couple times and is a nice change of pace.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2013 23:52:29 | More by buschbeer
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 01:57:19 | More by mrebeka
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-05-2014 01:45:43 | More by Kerrie
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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-18-2013 00:50:20 | More by dfillius
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-14-2013 15:59:29 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-15-2013 13:31:21 | More by Gotti311
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2014 02:05:23 | More by drbenderdo
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2014 00:59:10 | More by jroberts8811
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-11-2014 10:09:00 | More by midlifec
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akttr

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-25-2014 01:22:07 | More by akttr
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2013 14:32:36 | More by SportsandJorts
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RaulMondesi

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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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amalburg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-01-2014 22:40:14 | More by amalburg
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-02-2014 21:32:01 | More by JVoyager
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2013 02:02:47 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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NJB145

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-19-2013 01:42:24 | More by NJB145
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2013 02:05:17 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Gulo Gulo I.P.L from Wolverine State Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.