Lupulin Thrill IPA | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Lupulin Thrill IPALupulin Thrill IPA

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 01-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear orange-tinged light amber. Decent head in the Ommegang chalice with a quite zingy carbonation on the tongue. Actually quite lovely with the creamy lacing in the glass. Mouthfeel is just a little oily and the body is more on the robust side.

Aroma of pineapple orange. Taste is a big IPA with a toasty, bitter mouthful with a dose of marmalade. Finish is rather hot and spicy. Some resins and a touch of grapefruit peel, but not terribly bitter. Just normal bitter. Fruity and malty but not sugary. Some crazy bottom of the pond sediment I see after a few short pours.

This seems to be trying to climb into the DIPA category, though it's not so sweet. Really tangy and bubbly. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's

Pours a light amber color with a white head. Smells like a fairly decent IPA, but lacks the usual punch of a Bootlegger's hoppy beer. Decently fruity with some citrus and citrus peel aromas, definitely a bit of pine, too. A slight bready note to it as well. The flavor has a citric character with some grapefruit flesh and peel notes. A moderate bitterness with some pine and a dry finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra bottle in a trade with? Sorry I misplaced you, but thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a decent sized creamy white head that persists for quite some time before leaving some nice lace on the sides. Aromas of floral and grassy hops with hints of pine and citrus dominate the nose. A solid hit of caramel bready malt with lots of fruity esters and a hint of ethanol. The flavor is sweet bready toffee and caramel with less hop flavor than the aroma suggested. Citrus and pine flavors are moderate and the bitterness is moderate to high. Medium body with a fairly drying finish, moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet resinous mouthfeel. Decent IPA, a bit old school, but a bit rough around the edges. I could drink this, but would probably choose something else first. No bottle dating is a turn off, I wonder about the age of this one actually.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's itself, on to the beer:

This IPA has a toasted orange color, decent lace, and fair head retention. Its nose is soft, not pungent as many of the west coast IPA style can get. Soft mangoes come to mind.

What went soft with the nose gets explosive in the taste. It's an explosion of hops, juicy hops, and that malty base isn't overwhelming that it kills off the hops. Medium full bodied, and not very bitter. Turns out to be a very good IPA, just another out of the works from Bootlegger's.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Lupulin Thrill IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
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