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
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#1,157
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
833
pDev:
7.24%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
248
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 833 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom is canning date of '01/22/2018'.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Two finger white head, settles to bubbly cap and ring. Leaves behind partial sheets of lacing.
Big smells of heavy tropical fruit and pine hops.
Taste is bitter biting, with the pine hops, along with sweet touches of the tropical fruit hops. Produces some hop burn on the tongue and throat.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This beer is a hop presentation, with heavy doses of hops that result in bitter pine and sweeter tropical fruit aromas and flavors. This can has a bit of age on it, but the hops still present with vigor and potency. Would definitely like to try a more fresh can.

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

Photo of omahawk
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden appearance with a small head. Smells of strong pine, grass and citrus rind. Balanced to the bitter, decent malt body to support. Nice hop flavor of citrus and pine. Great clean malt profiles that lets the hops shine. This is assertive, clean, bursting with hop profile, and very drinkable.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper filtered with a half finger of white head and moderate carbonation.

Smells of dank, garlic and onion, green leaf, cat pee, caramel and orange.

The taste is extremely dank and fresh, of cat pee and green leaf.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Got this at Liquor Barn, drinking in Redding Sept 25th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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

Photo of Bluescooter
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got to give it to these guys its quite smooth and well hidden ABV but with an intense bittering hop flavor which I do not enjoy so much these days. Looking toward more mango fruit sweetness in my DIPA but I can nod to what they are doing and they seem to appease many of hop heads. Not bad!

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. The appearance is a clear yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mild hops and fruit. The taste follows the nose.

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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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Lupulin River Imperial India Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 833 ratings