Gulo Gulo I.P.L
Wolverine State Brewing Company

Gulo Gulo I.P.LGulo Gulo I.P.L
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Wolverine State Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #35
Ranked #21,965
3.77 | pDev: 10.08%
Jan 14, 2023
Apr 04, 2011
Very Good
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Notes: This ground-breaking style combines the essential ingredients and hopping methods used to create a world-class I.P.A. Then using our expert lagering techniques and house lager yeast we created an instant favorite among the existing and steadily growing number of “hop-heads” and craft “lager-heads” in the beer world today. Gulo Gulo I.P.L. is hopped with Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Warrior and Pilgrim hops. It is dry-hopped once in the fermenter and then a second time with whole-cone Cascade hops before packaging.
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Rated: 3.65 by shreead from Michigan

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 3.18 by TreyJ88

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Been looking forward to trying an IPL and this is local so picked one up for me to try and it's an interesting thing. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I spent most of the drink trying to figure it out.
The pour is a dark, almost murky amber and almost no head. Well, not sure what I was expecting so maybe it's right?
The aroma is compelling, perhaps the best part for me. Floral, bready, yeasts, malts - all combined into an unusual but good aroma.
The taste started confused but settled down as it warmed a bit. Hard for me to define, the closest I can get is a thinner version of an ESB.
OA, I may get some more to see if I can better define it, but as there are so many other beers out there that I already know I like more, I may not.
But hey, at least give it a shot. You never know what will flip your switches.
Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by loudmacleod from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clean, caramel color with a thin head. Earthy, floral notes on the nose. Nice hop bite that lies nicely over a malty backbone. A return to one of the first IPLs ever had four years ago.

Bottle / American pint glass / Paired with pretzels
Dec 16, 2020
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
12oz bottle received through the good offices of Whyteboar. According to the label, it was "packaged on: 1281: 1023." Hopefully, that doesn't mean it was bottled before last Halloween (I'm guessing the first set of numbers is a batch #). I suppose it could be pre-Halloween from as far back as 2018 or earlier, since no year is given. Incidentally, the label says the beer is 6.7% abv, unlike what is posted here on BA.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a cloudy, dark amber color, with an absolutely monstrous, creamy beige colored head. Needed three pours over about 15 minutes. The color makes me think it is at 5 months old, and the head screams "infected." Not at all auspicious. Hoo boy...

Musty and tea-like aromas in the nose. Smells like sweet, bready malts and dead hops. Yep, this is an old one.

Tastes like an old, malty beer that's been spiked with tea.

Fairly clean, lager-like mouthfeel. Sadly, that's not much help at this point.

I really wanted to like this one. I rather like IPLs, especially as we move into spring and summer. This one is probably excellent when fresh. Unfortunately this was fresh quite a while in the past. This could easily be from over a year or two ago, and should never have been sold this old. Were I in Ann Arbor, I'd grab a fresh one, and report on it instead, but as that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, I gotta go with this one. Can't always be winners.
Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at the Wolverine State Brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A: Pours a crystal clear, bright amber color with ochre highlights, a one and a half finger, off white head, ring and cap plus retention, but luxuriant, complex lacing.
S: Aromas are tangerine, brewing ice tea, and caramel.
T: Semidry. Flavor pallet similar to the nose. Balancing bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with strong carbonation. Drinks very smoothly and cleanly.
O: A delicious take on IPL. Mild, but fruity. Light, but flavorful. Enjoyed it.
Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by Hitchman from Michigan

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by ESchweers from Michigan

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Got this a few months ago on a vacation my wife and I went on a vacation to Michigan. This has been hiding in the back of my fridge behind a bunch of other beers until tonight. Poured into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a slightly cloudy/hazy medium copper color with a very fluffy, just slightly off-white, head that's well over an inch thick when first poured that settles to a solid inch thick with excellent lacing and good retention. Aromas of slightly toasted, bready caramel malts with a healthy dose piney, floral, and citrus hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with slightly toasted, biscuity malts with a nice slight zesty spice and resinous, floral, piney, and slightly citrusy hop bitterness. Good balance of the different flavors here. Has a somewhat crisp, slightly chewy and sticky, also fairly smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a pretty clean finish with a nice sweet and hoppy aftertaste. A very interesting beer here all around.

Apr 10, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 2.06 by metacog42 from Michigan

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Raime from Korea (North)

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Apr 10, 2017
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Reviewed by ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nose of citrus, floral, light biscuity malt, cereal, pine, grass. Taste light lemon zest, biscuity malt, citrus, foral/pine caramel, light honey, crisp clean finish.
Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.37 by JOldewurtel from Maryland

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by AdamSteve from Michigan

Nov 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a tawny color, more towards the orange side. Several fingers of honeycomb head. Big, big aroma of earthy/resinous/ floral hops. Flowers blooming on a spring forest floor. Taste is smooth, sweet, and crisp. Sharp lemon zest, slight white pepper, floral hops and a pine bite. Clean and refreshing lager finish.
Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by tyronegangsta from Canada (ON)

Sep 18, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 3 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Aug 03, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Giggy from Michigan

Jul 29, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by BLZR from Michigan

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gtg642 from Michigan

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by DanCataline from Michigan

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by nipsip from Michigan

5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My new favorite as stated on the bottle "Fiercely Hopped" the use of four different varieties of hops gives it a great hoppy flavor. Carmel, citrus, and nice malt= my #1 choice! try it you'll love it!
May 11, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by ngaron from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Johnsfolly from Michigan

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by bwarren82 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.36 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by Daktah from Illinois

Aug 02, 2015
Gulo Gulo I.P.L from Wolverine State Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 116 ratings