La Lupulosa | Cerveceria Insurgente

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Insurgente
Mexico
insurgentebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DeanMoriarty on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
7.82%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of richdeneault
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a wine and meat bar Romea in Guadalajara. Served in the bottle - I'm suprised by its alcohol content. Quite nice, refreshing aroma - not a west coast IPA by taste (at least to me) but very smooth floral taste.

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Photo of deereless
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidperez
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before 12 20 16

Served in a nonic pint, it pours a hazy yellow, opaque and amber-like.
It forms a three-finger ecru head, creamy and frothy with excellent retention.
Some very strong lacing becomes visible as soon as the head starts to give in, which never actually withers completely, rather, a permanent bubblery froth crowns the beer.

The bouquet is quite nice.
Slightly toasted malts. Caramel, honey-like sweetness, pine resin, subtle citrus zest, fruits as in mango, guayaba, tropical fruit, pineapple, and mild spices
It lacks the strength of some prime examples of the style, though.

Very nice flavor.
Moderate yet pleasing carbonation.
The malty backbone is very strong, it lurks constantly beneath all the hoppy flavors, balancing them and providing a freshening sweetness. Such malty flavors are perfectly intertwined with the pine and fruity flavors, which are mango, tropical fruit, lychees and pineapple. Very complex and freshening.
Afterwards, the bitterness becomes overly strong, and some earthy notes are perceptible.
The finish is long and semi-dry.
Medium to light body, smooth and silky.

Very good beer.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeff1973
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle
Best before: Dec-20-2016


Clear light amber color with two fingers of off-white airy head that sticks around well enough, finally drops to healthy thin cap. Stone fruit and pine aroma. Flavor doesn't quite pop like some but is good regardless with sappy bitterness with some light citrus sweetness, peach, and a dirty almost coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, soda-like carbonation, lingering bitter aftertaste, fairly drinkable. The aftertaste really starts to remind me of coffee bitterness after a while, which was an interesting touch. Good beer. I would have it again, little over carbonated for my taste. But solid otherwise. I would love to have it super fresh.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber draught pour with thick off white head, quick cap and some lacing. Grapefruit nose. Dull earthy hops flavor followed by lightly bitter citrus. Medium lite mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Dull, lightly bitter linger. Overall, just ok.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbattey
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raul-Cohan
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WotanmexSLP
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Mexican IPA

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Photo of jebrew
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bjouan
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Puesto (La Jolla, CA)

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on: 8/3/15.

Pours a murky orange- brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, pine needle, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is hoppy, but the malt and earth qualities are prominent as well.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of vitALEity
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super excited to see this in Ventura, CA.

A - Pours a dark copper/amber which kinda scares me. Head is really nice.

S - Aroma is fantastic. Complex hoppy citrusness , pineness, bitterness, spicyness, maltiness.

T - Earthy and very spicy, bitter grapefruit peel, some guava. Nice light toasty malt.

M - Medium, balanced carbonation.

O - Not a San Diego IPA but a Baja California IPA. More malt backbone (likely rye), spice, earth, dank, citrus. Its interesting and complex and very good.

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Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Attractive orangey amber color with a long-lasting foam in the St. Bernardus globe. Lovely aroma of orange peel and grilled peaches. Spritzy on the tongue and sharp with hop acidity.

Quite malty and on the sweet side. It tastes more like an Imperial IPA but the alcohol is less obvious. Some mango with a lingering fruity flavor. Quite bitter and more of it in the aftertaste along with a grapefruit peel flavor.

Overall a quite drinkable big IPA with bold hop aromatics. If they'd use some Baja-grown hops it would be even more interesting. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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