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Lupulin Lust | Rip Current Brewing

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Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Nugganooch on 02-28-2013

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of AndrewDrinksBeer
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I finally got a chance to try Lupulin Lust on draft at the Epic Beer Festival in San Diego on 3/16. Usually large venues and festivals don't provide a great environment for tastings, I made sure to hit them up first with a clear palate and a clear head. I went back to their stand for about 5-6 pours. I've been a big fan of Rip Current's previous offerings, and I've had some of their homebrews before that really hit the mark.

A: Poured nicely without a huge head. Coloration was light golden, exactly the right amount of carbonation.

S: Solid hop aroma, a little piney with citrus notes. Hit the style right on the nose.

T: Exceptional. I think my favorite thing about Rip Current's beers is their ability to balance flavors with the relative strength of the beer, and Lupulin Lust is no exception. Instead of getting boozy, or unbalanced hops, Lupulin Lust threads the eye of the needle of what separates a great beer from an amazing beer. I love IPAs, and this is probably one of the best, if not the best representation of what I want out of a San Diego IPA.

M: Like I said before, very smooth and balanced for a heavy hitting IPA. After sampling most of the breweries at the festival, I kept coming back.

O: I've been a fan of craft beer and specifically IPAs for about a decade, and this is as good as it gets. Rip Current's got a mastery of fermentation conditions, QC, water quality, and the knowledge of what works and doesn't. I'm putting this up there with Stone's "Enjoy By" series and some of the best fresh homebrew DIPAs I've had. Exceptional beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great double ipa. Extremely balanced between the resinous quality and the juicy, pithy ensemble from the hops. Honestly a big surprise. I really really enjoyed this one.

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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Having seen the San Diego guys rave about Rip Current for months, a visit was mandatory. Plus points for having a kick-ass pizza food truck outside…I’ve already forgotten the name. At the tap room, four ounce sampler in the glass.

The pour is a darker yellow, low carbonation, looks like nothing special. Then I bring the glass towards my ugly face & behold! I smell the uncut weeds on the path to Heaven’s Gate. Bitterness foreshadowed, fruitiness, sharp mango. Oh god. Four ounces might be gone before I finish this sentence.

Lupulin Lust to rule them, and in the darkness, kick the asses of the rest of the San Diego IPAs. This is what I’m talkin’ about! Citrus & pine on speed bum rush the senses, followed by a never-cresting waves of bitterness. Mango? Passion fruit? Tropical stuff arrives mid-palate, & instead of stinging the bitterness, it’s perfectly complementary. Taste is just like I love my porn: thick & juicy. I almost said dripping, but strike that. Four ounces? Fuck me. Now I can’t even trying anything else on the lovely-looking menu. Time for a full pour.

This one has that Cowell-style X-factor: it’s simply marvelous. I wonder what the local policy is for one sleeping, Lust-drunk, in one’s car. Best not to find out, I suppose. But it’s tempting. Really tempting.

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4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can from blipp. Label says Lupulin Lust Double IPA with an ABV of 9%. Aroma is tropical fruit, orange creamsicle. Pours hazy golden with a thick off-white soapy head with great retention and lace. Taste is highly bitter with lots of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Great DIPA.

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.34 (with 10 pct. ABV off)
Purchased: Jan. 6, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 12, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Can reads 9.0 pct. ABV (not 8.2 pct. like it says on Beer Advocate); No born on date on the can

First time I saw this in cans and I picked it up accordingly. Had it way back (before I was counting tasters on Untappd at Hamilton’s) and then again at their North Part tap room (giving it a 4 on June 21, 2015). Excited to finally review it.

Poured a straw-gold yellow mostly hazy color with three fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, looking like a snow globe. World-class foamy, spiderweb lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled a huge pleasant whiff of hops up front with a tropical citrus punch. Specifically got grapefruit, tangerine, mango, floral and smooth pine. Reminded me of Duet, getting Amarillo and Simcoe, but I swear there’s Mosaic in there and probably Citra as well. Just a great smelling beer. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste was not quite as awesome, but still very good. Thought I tasted pulp in the first sip, but not sure. More tropical than citrus, getting bitter tangerine rind, grapefruit, mango, some passion fruit and pine as well. First sip was not boozy, but the next few hit hard. Amarillo, spicy Simcoe, Citra and still Mosaic. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, boozy, dry finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Wow. Much better than I remember. For a DIPA, this is excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.30 | 96 | A

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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Lupulin Lust from Rip Current Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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