El Lupulo Libre | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by siege06nd on 03-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice IPA from Brew Kettle. Easy to drink and would like another. Came in their assorted 6 pack.

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Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pda22
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durwood64
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drbenderdo
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of searsclone
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle had a little age on it, but still a solid imperial IPA and a massive 8.8%.

Appearance: Deep semi-cloudy amber, with a nice full head of off-white suds.

Aroma: Crisp citrus and tropical hops, strong and forcefully heavy!

Taste: Strong! Super-syrupy hoppy overload, with a tinge of heat at the finish. The corn and malts come forward pretty well, too, making this one a bit over-the-top and intense, but a fine drink overall, and probably killer fresh!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber orange, slight haze, thin white head fades slowly leaving soapy lace. Aroma and taste are candy sweet bread and dark fruit n melon. Grapefruit peel bitterness, super dry finish. Good sweet IPA.

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Photo of Yogidaddy
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of echris
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent west coast IPA with a fruity flavor upon first taste. The fruity flavor subsides to a slightly bitter hoppiness that is expected from an IPA. I need to compare this with Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin since that is what this beer reminded me of. Very good IPA.

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Photo of Nittanylion1991
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper orange with a small white head but nice lacing. Aromas are pronounced but I detect alcohol. Notes of ruby red grapefruit flesh, citrus zest, toasted sweet bread, light tropical fruit, dank, pith, and pine sap. Medium body, drinkable but noticeable alcohol presence, clean finish with a linger that lasts. Solid DIPA, complex and flavorful.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NMA
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTailor
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brewski
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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