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La Lupulosa - Cerveceria Insurgente

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La LupulosaLa Lupulosa

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 48
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DeanMoriarty on 05-06-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 48
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on: 8/3/15.

Pours a murky orange- brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, pine needle, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is hoppy, but the malt and earth qualities are prominent as well.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of vitALEity
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super excited to see this in Ventura, CA.

A - Pours a dark copper/amber which kinda scares me. Head is really nice.

S - Aroma is fantastic. Complex hoppy citrusness , pineness, bitterness, spicyness, maltiness.

T - Earthy and very spicy, bitter grapefruit peel, some guava. Nice light toasty malt.

M - Medium, balanced carbonation.

O - Not a San Diego IPA but a Baja California IPA. More malt backbone (likely rye), spice, earth, dank, citrus. Its interesting and complex and very good.

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Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Attractive orangey amber color with a long-lasting foam in the St. Bernardus globe. Lovely aroma of orange peel and grilled peaches. Spritzy on the tongue and sharp with hop acidity.

Quite malty and on the sweet side. It tastes more like an Imperial IPA but the alcohol is less obvious. Some mango with a lingering fruity flavor. Quite bitter and more of it in the aftertaste along with a grapefruit peel flavor.

Overall a quite drinkable big IPA with bold hop aromatics. If they'd use some Baja-grown hops it would be even more interesting. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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Photo of FLima
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber orange color with a thick beige head with eternal retention and leaving laces.
Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, caramel, lychees, mango, pineapple and spices.
Bold and hoppy flavor with notes of pine, mango, grapefruit, lots of spices, American yeast, resin, slightly toasted and caramel malts, grass and mint. Dry aftertaste with a long insisting bitterness.
Medium bordering full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.3% is well disguised.
Very balanced American IPA, rather piney, peppery, citric and just slightly tropical (in this order) on a firm malt base. This is actually bordering a DIPA, same body and within the intensity range.

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Photo of LennyOvies
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Poured into an American pint. Copper body and beautiful creamy head. Amazing lacing.
S- Fresh floral and hops.
T- Balanced and sharp pine and hops bitterness.
F- Rich, smooth and sharp.
O- One of the best mexican IPA's I've had.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and light caramel malt, tropical fruit, citrus and lightly piney hops. Flavor is hop forward, with resinous piney and citrus hops, nicely floral; orange citrus and mild tropical fruit. Finishes with lingering grapefruit rind and resinous hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nicely made, hoppy IPA with a dynamite hop blend. The malt is very laid back, supporting the hops without adding a lot of malt flavor. I generally like IPAs better with a flavorful malt component, and to its credit, this tastes great with the light malt support. Someone has a deft touch with hops here; the floral notes are great. So glad to see an excellent IPA coming from south of the border. Well done.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Orange-bright red looks with mild foam head.

S: Smells awesome like hops and hops and hops with citric and flowery notes.

T: Tastes very good, bitter, citric, no sweetness.

F: Medium body with low carbonation.

O: I Loved this beer, might get some more.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber with a bone white head. Leaves some lacing around the glass. Smell is pretty malty. Sweet with some citrus and pine. Taste is huge grapefruit and orange with a toasty malt backbone. Resinous pine and slight tropical fruit. Some malty sweetness with a bitter finish with orange and grapefruit rind. Bitterness doesn't linger too long which gives this beer a really crisp and easy drinking feel. Mouthfeel is a little thick and maybe a bit overcarbonated, but as I said, very easy to drink. Overall, a great IPA that you wouldn't know came from across the border. I've had this once before and thought it was a bit better and less malty last time. It's only 23 days from bottling so I don't think it's an age thing.

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Photo of martini_ramos
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Has a medium copper hazy color with a white head that lasted a while, even after I'd had a few sips.

Aroma: Strong, very strong and at times can be overwhelming. It's a sweet peachy smell, with hints of citrus (specifically grapefruit).

Flavor: Intense hop flavor, the malt flavor was barely noticeable (to me). On the second sip I also noticed a peppery aftertaste, it almost stung a little.

Mouthfeel: Strong bodied with barely there carbonation.

Aftertaste: The flavors lingered in my mouth for a while, I had to eat something sweet afterwards to get rid of the bitterness.

Overall: Although I do enjoy a bitter ale once in a while, this one I will leave for special occasions as it was excessively hoppy for my taste. I will serve it to my foreigner friends that enjoy extremely hoppy beers, I'm sure they will be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of RolandoHH
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy, slightly dark copper, with a white head that doesn't last a whole lot. Very decent lacing, though.

S - Aroma is beautifully hoppy. Fresh, and citric, though there's some tropical flavor in there as well.

T - The hops certainly are on full display in this one. Citric and spicy, but there's a nice balance with the malt that keeps it from being too aggressive. As in the smell, some tropical fruit is in there in the mix, though I can't quite place it.

M - Medium, with excellent carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O - A very well balanced, flavorful beer with lots of hops. An excellent IPA.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the bottle: OG: 1.071 / IBU: 70 / Malts: Two Row, Crystal 60, Munich, Carapils, and Aromatic Malt. Mucho Lupulo.

The front of the label also warns: "Precaución extrema cantidad de lupulo aroma y sabor intenso" ...or for those who do not speak Spanish: "Caution extreme amount of hop aroma and flavor"

I picked up four 22oz bombers last night down in Tijuana at a new beer bar down there called BCB Tasting Room. They were around $6. each. The one i'm drinking now for the review was poured into a Brouwerij 't IJ branded tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper hue with a fat white head that sticks around for a few sips giving way to solid amounts of lacing in my glass from start to finish. The smell is sweet and bready, with tropical fruit and strong aromas of pine and citrus. The flavor is big and there is certainly no shortage of tasty hoppiness as the warning on the bottle stated - I can't place the hops - Cascade and Amarillo come to mind. The hop flavor is grapefruit, floral and very spicey...almost peppery. The balance of the malt (and what a great harmony of so many malt varieties) is on point and works harmoniously with the aggressive hoppiness of the beer. Tropical fruit and apricot esters are present with an earthy note that lingers a while blending well with the other flavors and balancing the hop aggression perfectly. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation for the style - the finish is crisp and clean and the hop oil coats the mouth and leaves a lingering bitterness that makes it difficult to follow up with any other type of ale - a true palate wrecker!

All around very well balanced flavors, yet still hop-forward, which makes this one a little better than a lot of the West Coast IPA's that are popping up on the shelves these days. This one is definitely a cut above your average IPA. I also like that one has to make a journey south of the border to enjoy this little Mexican gem - it's well worth the travel!

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La Lupulosa from Cerveceria Insurgente
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.