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

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPALupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
310 Ratings
Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPALupulin Maximus Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by cdkrenz on 11-24-2008

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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 91
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big IBU yet still not a palate eraser. Fear and trepidation as I pour the bottle, examining for the pine cone. Liquid hop pellet level of IBU, very craftily malted down and therefore drinkable. Cloudy appearance. Fresh bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours a hazy, rusty-tangerine color with a frothy, off-white head that holds good retention, and leaves nice, thick lacing on the glass. Aromas are fresh pine & citric hops, earthy, sweet bread; caramel malt noticeable on the nose as well. Huge bready malt backbone with loads of caramel, followed by fresh, dank, piny hops with pungent grapefruit pith. Super creamy, maybe a little too full, but the creaminess is nice. Finishes bitter with lingering pine. Overall, it's a nice unique DIPA. Not sure that I'd get it again, but I did enjoy it.

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4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, frothy off-white head oozing in hop resin that has insane persistence and clings desperately to my glass. A WHOLE HOP CONE IS IN MY GLASS! Nice, resiny hop aroma blends with the sweet malt to make for a candied citrus rind aroma (but not that sweet). Straw and a slight burnt sienna color. Starts off bitter and bright with HUGE notes of hop resin. As the bitterness builds, it becomes dry and notes of grapefruit and citrus rind. The bitterness lingers and lingers. This almost tastes sticky it is so resiny.

Overall, I like this. It's very hop-resiny, which I don't typically like, but this works pretty well.
If you like your hops RESINY and sappy, then this is for you!

EDIT: I wanted to updated this review because this really has become my go-to hoppy drink. Fresh, it's wonderfully aromatic and slightly overly bitter, but if I let it sit for a few weeks or months, it subdues things to an absolutely wonderful, beautiful place.
Overall, I just really, really like this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 310 ratings
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