Lupulin Lust | Rip Current Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing
California, United States
ripcurrentbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Nugganooch on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from the taproom in North Park, San Diego. Light orange color. Hoppy aroma, mild pine, thick citrus like pineapple juice. Juicy flavors with a decent malt backbone. Nice West Coast double.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mashak87
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a crystal clear medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patchs, leaving light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, tropical fruit, orange citrus, a little pine. Flavor is similar: caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, mixed orange citrus and light tropical fruit, grapefruit and lemon rind develop into a citrusy, hoppy finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nicely made citrus and tropical fruit oriented IPA. The malt seems mild, but does have a nice light caramel base. Starts with big fruit and finishes with almost resinous citrus rind and pine hops. Enjoyable and balanced.

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Photo of user785335
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of msumike89
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of lanedlr
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mrchato
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunny289
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mecmd
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brown120
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Bronze with a ring. 3.75
Big Sunkist nose. 4
Slight toffee then juicy orange, resin, and a bit of mango pulp. 4
White pine finish and a touch of aspirin.
Light-medium, slight chew, oily. 3.75

Very SD - barely any malts and super juicy. If I’m finding flaws, there’s a bit too much tropical fruit sticky sweetness - I guess I expect a bit more sandpaper. But has all the flavors. 4.25

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nmann08
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raynmoon
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Lupulin Lust from Rip Current Brewing
4.09 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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