Lupulin Lust | Rip Current Brewing

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Lupulin LustLupulin Lust

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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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rip Current Brewing in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a pine-like flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of nmann08
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Handsome orangey amber in the big tulip. On tap at 57 Degrees in San Diego. Not much of a head, and while carbonation is fine for a while, the sparkle goes out of this too soon. Big fruity and pitchy nose.

On the plus side, the hop flavor is deep and spicy without being excessively bitter. Flavors of melon, mango, orange peel. There is some of the grapefruit but more like pine along with the tropical fruit. I wonder if it has a dose of Mosaic?

Interesting notes of grapes, pear skins, and bitter greens. Dry finish with a bitter, mineral aftertaste. Tasty but overly alcoholic.

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Photo of billab914
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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 BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Rip Current brew pub in San Marcos during 2015 Beer Safari along 78 corridor. Excellent DIPA. Smooth with big Citra, Amarillo an Simcoe hops. Well balanced and spot on delicious.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
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 maximum12
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Lupulin Lust from Rip Current Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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