Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPALupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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From:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 12.31%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
220
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 25, 2020
Added:
Nov 24, 2008
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  25
SCORE
87
Very Good
Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPALupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
Notes: This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 & 2010 vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer pours a pale amber with decent head. The aroma features sweet pine, rich floral, rich caramel malts, burnt orange, resin, and plant matter. The flavor is a good blend of sweet and bitter, with burnt orange peel, mango, sweet pine and resin, cannabis, grass clippings, caramel, and dandelion. The mouthfeel us fairly full with pleasant foamy carbonation. Overall a quite tasty old school west coast IPA.
Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear orange hue.

Bright white head; strong lace.

Malt & dull mango nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Malts & booze cover the fruit; slight bitter finish. Despite all that, this is smooth & drinkable.
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by dunklevice from Wisconsin

Oct 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours copper. Short, thick, white head that fades slowly. No hop cone.

Smells pine, malt, earthy.

Tastes doughy and caramel malt. Pine, pepper and light citrus. Finish is dry with light pine linger. Medium to full body and smooth lower medium carbonation
Apr 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by eldoctorador from Chile

Oct 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by fredmugs from Indiana

Feb 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Well any bottle with a hop cone in it gets a minor boost in the appearance category, so cool. Other than that, usual copper color, small white head. The aroma would have been better if it was more diverse. Pretty much that standard bitter grapefruit thing going on.

Taste comes around, bitter citrus and grapefruit, malt bill restrained, a little sticky. Best thing it does is hide substantial alcohol.
Dec 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Wiz99 from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by Welch

Oct 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

Oct 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Aug 31, 2015
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Reviewed by SkaarBeer from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Exceptional IIPA - was surprised with the whole hop cone even after reading the disclaimer. I've had this on tap and growlers before and loved this beer! I think the hop come is a funky marketing scheme but I like it if it's consumed fresh! Love O'so!!!
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by egrace84 from Illinois

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Jun 01, 2015
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Rated by mtbrame from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fabulous beer but it is a limited edition beer. Plz rate this beer so they will keep it around!
Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by einman from Minnesota

May 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by Smconnor from Iowa

Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by kbwalters from Wisconsin

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by RJB66 from Wisconsin

Mar 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by Alto-D from Illinois

Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.62 by Atricapilla from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Feb 04, 2015
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look - have to give it a good review when it has a hop in it. Besides for that it also has a great head and a lazy Amber color.
Smell - piney citrus hop smell with a malt backbone.
Taste - bitter piney slight grapefruit taste and a toffee malt backbone.
Feel - medium body with quite a bit of carbonation and a slight bite.
Overall - pretty good beer, not worth the money. Really well balance!
Jan 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.4 by msumike89 from Colorado

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Mikexw from New York

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by TheArtOfWort from Wisconsin

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.96 by ralerwen from Illinois

Dec 13, 2014
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Reviewed by DMarlinJ from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Wow, each time I have this one it seems to grow on me more. The hop cone in the bottle seems to add a fresh dry hopped flavor that has depth (green and herbal notes) and does not linger bitter. This beer is well balanced in my opinion. Very smooth and drinkable. Yeah it may be a bit sweet for a true hop- head but it doesn't get cloying for me . I hope I can get more of this from Wisconsin. It is not sold in Michigan. Thanks to my hunting buddy from Wisconsin for trading with me and putting this in the box.
Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheRealPour from Illinois

Nov 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Troville1990 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by memphischas from Tennessee

Nov 11, 2014
Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 313 ratings