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Lupulin Lust - Rip Current Brewing

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Lupulin Lust
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BA SCORE
89
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
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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Having seen the San Diego guys rave about Rip Current for months, a visit was mandatory. Plus points for having a kick-ass pizza food truck outside…I’ve already forgotten the name. At the tap room, four ounce sampler in the glass.

The pour is a darker yellow, low carbonation, looks like nothing special. Then I bring the glass towards my ugly face & behold! I smell the uncut weeds on the path to Heaven’s Gate. Bitterness foreshadowed, fruitiness, sharp mango. Oh god. Four ounces might be gone before I finish this sentence.

Lupulin Lust to rule them, and in the darkness, kick the asses of the rest of the San Diego IPAs. This is what I’m talkin’ about! Citrus & pine on speed bum rush the senses, followed by a never-cresting waves of bitterness. Mango? Passion fruit? Tropical stuff arrives mid-palate, & instead of stinging the bitterness, it’s perfectly complementary. Taste is just like I love my porn: thick & juicy. I almost said dripping, but strike that. Four ounces? Fuck me. Now I can’t even trying anything else on the lovely-looking menu. Time for a full pour.

This one has that Cowell-style X-factor: it’s simply marvelous. I wonder what the local policy is for one sleeping, Lust-drunk, in one’s car. Best not to find out, I suppose. But it’s tempting. Really tempting.

maximum12, Aug 23, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Lupulin Lust from Rip Current Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.