New England Style IPA - Lupulin Burst
Epic Brewing Company

New England Style IPA - Lupulin BurstNew England Style IPA - Lupulin Burst
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,790
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #18,434
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.02%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
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Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
New England Style IPA - Lupulin BurstNew England Style IPA - Lupulin Burst
Notes: 3rd installment of the rotating New England IPA series. Brewed with Cashmere and Mosaic hops.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 38
Photo of BenDorigan
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Maybe unfair for me to rate this beer. This New England style IPA has the obligatory haze (albeit, a light haze) but is far too fruit-forward for my tastes. I swear I think these brewers put either orange juice or grapefruit juice in their hazy IPAs to make them more fruity. This brew has both, with some passion fruit as well, and a little something else that's more floral than fruity. The floral note was only noticeable on the 1st few sips, and maybe in a subsequent burp. It then disappeared into the fruity sweetness, which is mostly what I taste in this beer. So I don't like it. It's not for me. Bought a 6-pack of cans and I'm sure I'll drink every one. Because, hey, it's beer. It's like sex: even when it's bad, it's still pretty good!

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Photo of Jsteez
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange; little soapy head with minimal lacing on glass. I picked up some tropical fruit notes in the nose: mango and papaya. There was also a little melon, too. When I breathed a little deeper, I could get some boozy/ethanol smells.
Tasted like a full-bodied orange-juicy, nectarine, mango, melon, and papaya beverage. Quite sweet in the backend with an ever so slight touch of hops. I don't know what others have been drinking when they say this is bitter. This is definitely a solidly sweet NEIPA.
It's worth a try, but I can only drink one because it's a little too sweet.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well it looks like a NE Style, smells like a juice and hop bomb. Tastes like it too and it’s excellent. Like I could drink this all night. This is a real fine brew. Don’t pass this one up. On draft at Ron’s Corner Tavern.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White head. Lace. Hazy burnt sunset orange.

Fairly juicy and tropical, but flavor isn’t too deep. Easy drinking and tasty, but wanting a bit more. Mango and papaya.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 9/25/2018. Pours moderately hazy golden orange/amber color, with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, orange juice, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, orange juice, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, zesty, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange juice, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an outstanding NEIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Amazing soft feel. Awesome Mosaic/Cashmere showcase. Extremely juicy and lightly dank hop complexity; perfect wheat/oat/malt balance, with mild residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Best in the series so far. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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Photo of Lucular
3.12/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm getting annoyed at all the new "NEIPA" beers out there which are anything but. This one is too bitter, not juicy enough, and has a slightly abrasive mouthfeel. Not a horrible beer but also not a good NEIPA.

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Photo of huthuty
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Foamy orange juice?
Looks orange and yeasty with a nice head
Smells like orange and hops, with alcohol tickling the nose
Taste is extremely good but a bit sweet to be called an Indian pale ale I'd argue. Tastes like OJ and hops refreshing and intoxicating .
Overall extremely drinkable and interesting.

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Photo of Captain_Dalroy
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is almost a really tasty hazy New England style IPA, but the way it finishes makes it taste like they added some unusual ingredients to try to achieve a "hazy" look and feel. Unusual meaning things that aren't supposed to be in good beer. A little like flour for look and feel and some sort of added flavor to mimic a "juicy" hop flavor. It tastes like a brewery that's trying to concoct something to imitate good beer instead of making good honest beer. Just my opinion. Either way I threw out 5 of the 6 to make fridge room for something else.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 30, 2018. This hazy New-England Style IPA is packed with JUICY flavors of honeydew, guava, passion fruit and pineapple without the typical bitterness of an IPA. We use an abundance of late-addition Mosaic hops and enormous hop back of whole leaf Cashmere with even more generous dry hop additions.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 0z can poured into a pint glass.

Medium hazy yellow-orange. 1 finger head of soapy bubbles. Quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing. Sweet tropical fruits on the nose and palate. Drinks decently with low carbonation. Very little hop bitterness in the finish. The sweetness although not cloying gets tiresome. I will get through the 6 pack but won't revisit once I do. Not bad but there are much better out there for the price.

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Photo of lastconfederate2
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, cloudy orange - almost like an unfiltered wheat beer. Smells and tastes of tropical fruit with very little bitterness. Not usually a huge IPA guy, but this is delicious.

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Photo of JoeTheFranc
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new favorite IPA. Hands down. Wasn’t even in an IPA mood(burnt out) and this was suggested. Nectar of the gods level. Passion fruit and Mangoe notes. Cloudy orange color. Not much lacing. Delicious. Lupulin is the future of hoppy beers. I’m going to need this in my life going forward and I will go to great lengths to get it. Makes me think Victory Dirt Wolf but kicked up a notch. I’m gonna go on record saying this Lupulin is a game changer. It almost isn’t fair!

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New England Style IPA - Lupulin Burst from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 38 ratings