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Lupulin Lust - Rip Current Brewing

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Lupulin Lust
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88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nugganooch on 02-28-2013)
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Reviews by charlzm:
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charlzm

California

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%

Consumed at the brewery tasting room, April 20th, 2014.

Clear, yellow beer: much lighter colored than expected for the ABV. Very sticky sheeting from the fine white head.

Aroma is a bit dank and earthy. Citrus rinds and pine.

Flavor starts with a touch of caramel malt before segueing into a piney, bitter finish. Not complex but well-defined.

Somewhat tingly and parching on the tongue, as is proper.

Like nearly all Rip Current beers, it is totally fine but, in the world of San Diego breweries, totally fine is not enough to stand out.

04-21-2014 22:30:44 | More by charlzm
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SudsSurfer

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-19-2013 19:50:49 | More by SudsSurfer
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ehammond1


3.98/5  rDev 0%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear dark orange and golden with a creamy near-white head. Leaves irregular lines and spots of stick on the glass. Very pretty.

Floral hops and pine character lead the way, with only mild citrus complementing. A bit of biscuit, but this is definitely hop-forward. Not quite as expressive as I've found in other Rip Current hoppy beers.

Pine and floral hop notes make up the largest flavor characteristics along with bold bitterness, but the flavors are crisp and this is an exceptionally drinkable beer. A bit of citrus as well, though I would suggest more lemon than orange character.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Very appropriate.

Bitter but very drinkable. Tasty DIPA I would happily order again.

04-02-2013 16:35:48 | More by ehammond1
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Nugganooch

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%

From SS swing top growler – 10oz taster nonic style glass
*Notes taken from 02/23/13

A: Light caramel color body that takes on a nice burnished gold when held to the light. Some fine clarity to the beer. Nice soapy white foam cap with a decent amount of retention and sticky splash left upon the glass after each sip.

S: Aromas are rather tame for a highly hopped San Diego style IPA. Has some real floral qualities to it with light pine and a distinct lemony herb note. A bit of a let down on the nose but what is present seems nice.

T: Flavor on the other hand brings a super hop fruit punch assault comprised of tangerine, mango, and juicy lemon. Has a real concentrated hop zing like whoa…supplemented with sappy pine, dank, and floral herbs. Lightly sweetened with a caramel kiss and some bready malt at the base. There is a very high level of mouth puckering bitterness to the brew which I rather enjoy. Lingers long after the drink. Alcohol is present and warming at times but well incorporated. This hits the hop spot for sure. Intense hop flavors with some very unique hop character. Really digging this.

M: Medium body brew with ample carbonation and overall lush consistency. Some lightly warming alcohol and a peppery bitterness that constricts at the palate leaving a substantial drying cottonmouth feel left in the wake. Sticky, resinous, and lingering.

D: A real nice IPA with ample hop power. Very drinkable you almost forget this is over 8% ABV. Aroma leaves some more to be desired but the flavortrain definitely delivers on the name.

Come to find out I actually had sampled this beer a few years back at the Holiday Wine Cellar Homebrew competition. I liked it then and can say that I like it now.
Wish these guys the best and looking forward to many more delicious Rip Current brews.

02-28-2013 22:09:50 | More by Nugganooch
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Lupulin Lust from Rip Current Brewing
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