Blissful Ignorance | Lupulin Brewing

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4.28/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lupulin Brewing
Minnesota, United States
lupulinbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Double IPA is loaded with waves of some of the juiciest hops available. Citra, Mosaic, Columbus blend together to make this hop juice. Intentionally left hazy with yeast in suspension to create a soft mouthfeel and enhance the flavor of this wonderfully hoppy beer.

Added by TooGood on 08-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,619
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
107
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of sparx1100
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from Tavour. Milky manila pour, small soft head. Fruity, tropical aroma. Taste is bigger and brighter, much bigger hop presence. Sharp citrus flavors, even a bit of warmth. Starts off ho-hum, but finishes with a bang.

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Photo of kevindp9
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 21, 2018
Consumed: July 22, 2018
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on June 11, 2018

Thanks, Sam!

Got this with another 10 from Sam. Really liked this first Lupulin beer I had, giving Hooey IPA a 4.40. Hoping this is close as good. Online description read, “This Double IPA is loaded with waves of some of the juiciest hops available. Citra, Mosaic, Columbus blend together to make this hop juice. Intentionally left hazy to create a soft mouthfeel and enhance the flavor of this wonderfully hoppy beer.”

Poured a hazy pale color with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Slow moving bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. World-class spiderweb lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Citrus and Columbus, but not so much Mosaic initially. Also pepper, licorice, stone fruit, honeydew melon, spoiled fruit, earthy grass, garlic, dank pine, resin, bitter orange peel, mango, herbal and caramel malt. Still Citrus and Columbus heavy from the can, also trashy Mosaic and grain. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose, probably a little better. Very earthy. Got Columbus, Citrus, pepper, licorice, honeydew melon, spoiled fruit, mango, herbal, garlic, dank pine, resin, earthy grass, bitter orange peel, orange pulp, subdued trashy Mosaic and grain. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

A very good New England Style beer. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75)

3.82 | 86 | B+

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Photo of ipeters1017
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opaque orange with a thin white head. Smells tangy, citrusy with a strong hop profile. Dank, citrusy, fruity sweetness, floral with a bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied and sticky. Good but not worth the price point.

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Photo of EJJ1848
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can is just over two weeks old.
Pours from the can a turbid orange with a single-finger of pure white head that fades quickly and leaves spotty lace.
Amazing aroma. Citrus, floral, candied fruit, a touch of pine.
Lots of juice in the taste. Orange and grapefruit with a nice pithy bitter snap. A little sweet tropical fruit. As it warms, just a hint of booze.
Soft and dry on the palate. I want another sip. Dangerously drinkable.
Excellent.

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Photo of epercuoco
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I feel a little bad rating this beer low because it was an old can. (about 5-6 weeks) I could tell there was a lot of hop flavor there but unfortunately most of it had started to fade.

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Photo of KevinMc
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very dark orange in color. Almost a burnt orange with a off white/very light orange head. Hazy.
Smell is a little muted but offers some nice orange notes.
Taste is slightly orange with a malt backbone.
Feeling is stickier than most hazy IPAs, which I like.
Overall, the thing I like most about this is the stickiness. I would drink again.

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Photo of MoeZes
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty. Look is dark orange with a white frothy head. Smell is citrus and pine and a little grapefruit also. Taste is like hoppy fresh awesomeness. I will be drinking more of this. Overall, my favorite from this brewery so far.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i do not know which number of this beer we had, but assuming 4, if this is in fact the freshest and most current iteration. i did not know this was a series or an evolving recipe. its incredible stuff in this form, probably my favorite of the hoppy beers from minnesota we had on our trip, and very much a hazy new school type. its got some haze but looks brighter and less messy than a lot of these. it also has a really nice, long lasting airy white head that allows the juicy dry hopped aroma to bubble up through like magic. fresh pineapple and melon and blue bag skittles candies, its almost hard to believe this is all from hops and that there isnt actually fruit in it. cantaloupe and honey, lemongrass and limes, this is gorgeous and insanely fresh and bursting with a higher degree of hop intensity than almost any of these i have had, yet it also still feels soft, minimally bitter, and absurdly drinkable for how high alcohol it is, there isnt a trace of it here, and there is very little residual sugar to give it away either. id love to know which hops are in the mix here, its not unfamiliar, but the refined potency is special. i thought this was awesome, my favorite beer from these guys yet!

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Photo of millelacsmark
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brent_B
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_botski
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: An impressive bubble show builds a two finger head atop the cloudy amber liquid; excellent stickage and clumpy lacing

Smell: Honeydew melon, guava paste with a dank, piney aspect

Taste: Ample bitterness up front, though combined with a sweet, honeydew and guava aspect; the piney bitterness builds, through the middle, but the residual sweetness outweighs, through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Too much sweetness from the higher gravity in this beer - I much preferred Hooey

Thanks, TBach, for the opportunity

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blissful Ignorance from Lupulin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 107 ratings