La Lupulosa - Cerveceria Insurgente
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4.29/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
03-19-2014 01:52:38 | More by martini_ramos
4.56/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
12-16-2013 01:04:11 | More by RolandoHH
4.54/5 rDev +7.1%
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!
05-06-2013 02:12:19 | More by DeanMoriarty
La Lupulosa from Cerveceria Insurgente
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.