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

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPALupulin Maximus Imperial IPA
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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: 309 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of SerialHiker
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy caramel brown with a touch of golden orange…a thin layer of off white head did form and remains…could be more…(3.5/5)

Smell: Tons of bitterness…strong dank, woodsy, piney hops aroma…this thing is very much a hops driven wagon…caramel malt balance out things a bit with some nice sweetness and borderline creaminess…a very strong, almost intoxicating hops explosion…(4.25/5)

Taste: Whoa, this is heavy handed with hops! Tons of fresh woodsy/dank/earthy hops up front…it’s not overly bitter, just strong (and powerful) with hops flavor…bitterness does come in after I swallow, but again, not as strong as I would expect with all this hops flavor…there is a noticeable sweet caramel presence that rounds out the overall flavor and sweetens this runaway hops freight train…robust, rich, mildly creamy and flavorful…Yum! (4.25/5)

Moutfeel: Medium to full body with tons of carbonation…fluffs up bringing woodsy/dank hops flavor and slight bitterness to the palate…it’s got a bite to it that touches the outside of my tongue and a heavy hops feel on the back of my tongue…chewy, mildly creamy and somewhat smooth for such a strong brew…(4.25/5)

Overall: This is a wonderful brew…I’ve been delving deep into the imperial india pale ales lately and this one is stands out in strength and flavor categories…it doesn’t rely on any of the citrus or floral fluff to stand on, it’s straight up robust earthy/dank hops hitting the palate…a true palate wrecker…one thing I loved about this beer is that there was a hop cone in the bottle! I’ve never seen that done before…it was floating at the top of the bottle when I bought it, a sign of freshness I presume…I have to admit, I was excited to try this brew and it hasn’t disappointed…if I see this again, I will definitely buy it again…(4.5/5)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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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%

Photo of chugalug06
3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yep, there's a whole hop cone...not sure how this makes me feel.

Murky red with 1 1/2 finger foamy off-white head.

Off scented aroma, a lot of sugary aroma present.

Bready, creamy, thick, sweet and sugary, drinkable, slightly dank, dry, lower carbonation, missing bitterness and bite..

Not sure how I feel about this brew... It's mixed on too many levels for me to quite make up my mind.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden yellow with a slightly hazy body. Outstanding frothy and dense white head, leaving considerable patchy lacing.

Pine tree and floral hop aromas with bready malt.

Resinous pine tree, tea leaf, and floral hops with a nice balance from bready and caramel malt. It's bitter, but still has great balance to it.

Mouthfeel is soft and medium body. Slight alcohol burn and a little bit astringent.

I was expecting this to be a decent IPA, but found it to be pretty damn good. I'd definitely buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA pours a dark copper color with a nice small lacing head, and the best part a whole hop cone floating in the top. Very hoppy floral aroma. The taste is very bold and strong hoppy flavors. Good full flavor, could use just a hint more carbonation. Overall a fantastic IPA, love the hop in each bottle.

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Photo of Jparker37
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Tall and tight off-white head holds beautifully. The pour goes right through a whole cone hop in the neck of the bottle resulting in a hazy amber beer. Tons of sticky lacing all the way down.

S - Splendid wet feel to these hops. I get nice citrus and pine but an underlying flower like bouquet. Toasty malts also sit in the background.

T - Malt plays an important role in this beer. It comes across as very toasty with a dry feel to it. The malt carries through nearly the entirety of the flavor. Hops show up early and are citrusy here as well. The flavor finished up with a melon/pine hop note and some spicy alcohol. The bitterness is present throughout the whole flavor and although it finishes with a strong bitterness it never becomes overly sharp.

M - Semi-dry, medium to medium-full bodied, medium carbonation.

O - Excellent looking beer and also a cool perk having a hop cone in the bottle. Great freshness to the beer. Balanced yet hop forward and spread out bitterness instead of all at the backend.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Slightly hazy dark orange color with a decent slightly off white head.

Smell is sweet and citrus with hints of dark pine.

Taste is flilled with a strong bitter grapefruit with a decent bite on the finish. Alcohol is slightly there on the finish. Some piney hops come through on the finish.

A decent DIPA but not a game changer. Not one I would seek out.

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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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 309 ratings
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