Lupulin River Imperial India Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Lupulin River Imperial India Pale AleLupulin River Imperial India Pale Ale
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4.28/5
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Lupulin River Imperial India Pale AleLupulin River Imperial India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Double IPA includes Mosaic and Simcoe hops, South American specialty malt, and tons of tastiness. Looks like liquid gold, smells like a bright tropical fruit pine forest, and tastes like all that and more.

Added by Leftofthedial on 02-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#764
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
825
pDev:
7.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
248
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 825 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted caramel. Fairly malty with pine notes and a citrusy bite.

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Photo of danch
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite double IPAs and it’s readily available in my region as well. Was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried this one and always stock up on multiple bottles whenever I come across it.

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Photo of Chris7482
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, a bit of haze (chill?) with a light tan head with fine bubbles that presents at least 1 inch thick.

Smell is equal parts pale malt with hop bitterness, hops are a bit muddled but still work with herbal, citrus, and light pine.

Taste is similar to aroma with a blend of malt and hop bitterness, but hops are a bit more aged; flavors are pale malt with herbal and piney hops, maybe some grass.

Mouthfeel is moderate, a bit minerally or just the aged hop but it works for a 2 year old DIPA.

Overall a good beer that has aged well for the hops, the restrained malt sweetness seems to help restrain potential off notes.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass via draft
Light yellow in color..clear
Smell is floral, grassy
Taste has a nice floral pop, light on the malt
Nice light body on this..abv is well hidden
Solid west coast ipa

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Photo of eddiefl
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ananddullabh
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilley4
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, this is just excellent...

Loaded with pine tree character, brilliantly hopped...

Big... Not too boozy... Intense with hops... That being said, its still balanced... Extremely well done...

Of all of the beers I had at the Craft Brewers Conference, this one stands out big time... Just everything I look for..

Amazing

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Photo of Tony210
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color, minimal head. Aroma is mostly malt and resins. Flavor is malty, plenty of citrusy hops: grapefruit, lemon pith, some bitterness on the finish. Fairly light for an IIPA.

5/4/18
Bomber
3.75 rating

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Photo of DrMindbender
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a fluorescent orange with a half-finger of head that leaves light traces of lacing behind. Smells tropical, pineapple and passion fruit, wildflower honey and a bit of malty yeast roll. Tastes more resinous and West Coast, making for an interesting contrast. Good hop bitterness on the tongue.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium-gold color and is very clear with a rocky white head. Big tropical fruit hop aroma with fresh pineapple and mango. The hop character shifts slightly in the flavor, offering pine and resin flavor to the mixed tropical fruit. An assertive hop bitterness emerges and lingers into the medium-dry finish. The higher alcohol is smooth, and the hop character is fresh and bright.

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Photo of reggie3025
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus, pine and hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with nice citrus, pine and hoppy flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very nicely balanced beer with a very smooth bitterness

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Photo of morrowd3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrJuengling
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewDawg1123
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Lupulin River Imperial India Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 825 ratings