Lupulin Brewing

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IPA - New England
Ranked #329
Ranked #1,360
4.3 | pDev: 6.74%
Lupulin Brewing
Minnesota, United States
Notes: This IPA is hopped with a ridiculous amount of the juiciest hops available. In order to bring you the most hop flavor possible, we intentionally leave yeast and hop oils in the beer by not filtering them out. Some say that's a lot of Hooey! What the hell do they know anyway...Crazy, Juicy, Hazy, Hooey!
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with soft, soapy head.

Smell is intense and juicy, the kind of smell that fills the room. Notes of mango, orange, grapefruit, nectarine and hints of grapes and melon.

Taste is juicy and a bit dank, ith notes of oranges, mango, melon and a soft, grassy bitterness. Very well balanced, with no hop burn to speak of.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a phenomenal NE IPA, well made and intense, but not overbearing.

Jul 05, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has some slight bits of amber hues. It poured with a quarter finger white head that died down but left a short head covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of hop oils are present in the nose.
T: The taste has dank flavors of citrus along with hints of herbs in the finish. Only a slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I can't recall ever having an IPA with hop oils but I particularly liked the aroma of them in the taste of this beer.

Serving type: can

Jun 27, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice head production, but retention is OK at best. Nice lacing. Body is a rich, hazy orange, almost perfectly opaque without appearing pulpy.

Lovely nose! It's dank, but complements the pungent earthiness with some bright leafy green herbal notes. Light citrus and lemon; moderate tropical fruit. Absolutely bursting.

Decent amount of light crackery malt on the palate; good hop tones, with juice up front, and a moderate-to-strong pungent dankness on the back third, complemented by tropical juice tones. Lacks punch; it's got the flavor aspirations of an imperial, but the watery backbone of an APA. The flavor profile is very good, though, and someone looking for a danker IPA will likely be quite happy here.

Despite the haze, this isn't a soft, creamy IPA; close your eyes, and it has the same mouthfeel as any APA or low-ABV IPA, although it is relatively low in bitterness.

May 31, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Hooey pours a hazy bright yellow color, with a long lasting, massively lacing head. Aroma is filled with citrus and juicy hops. Flavor is very juicy, sweet, lots of citrus. Just a slight flat. Overall, amazing, packed with flavor, very juicy, a bit on the sweeter side.

May 04, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster flight at Republic. Even though it was saved until last, head retention is superb. Aroma is a melange of pine and citrus, pungent and attention grabbing. Nice sweet caramelly base to this as the hops flow above, blending into a spectacular whole. Smooth and creamy with a nice kick to the palate. Exquisite.

Mar 24, 2020
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, cloudy, amber/golden hued, with a long-lasting lather of snowy white foam atop.

In the nose: aw, yeah, it's going on here, all the goods are in plentiful supply. Piney, citrusy, pineapple, vibrant, fresh and beautiful. Everything a hophead wants in the aroma is all present and accounted for.

In the mouth: Hops aplenty on the palate, but not a trace of harsh or bitter. Smooth as can be. Juicy malts. Easy-drinker, and ever-delightful. Just flat out scrumptious. Hooray for Hooey. I can drink this one, and then again drink again.

Is this supposed to be in the New England-style IPA, with all it's juicy and hazy and not so bitter? I think maybe, and I think it succeeds very well.

Feb 04, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Whoa, amazing NE style IPA from a brewery that’s new to me. This is one of their signature beers. 11/21/19 date printed on can. Looks nice, slightly hazy yellow-orange color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing that slowly faded. Very nice aromas of ripe mango, guava, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and papaya. Also some malt, vanilla creaminess, bread and weaker floral hops. Taste follows the nose, extremely well balanced and flavorful. Good juiciness and very nice muted hoppy bite at the finish. Smooth, slightly sticky, soft mouthfeel with good carbonation. Excellent!

Jan 07, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tall can into a tulip.

Pours a shimmering not quite cloudy medium-gold with a nice two-fingered foamy head and good lacing.

The aromas are tropical fruit forward (mango, tangelo, pineapple), but other fruit notes including peach, nectarine, pear, and grapefruit are present as well. Hints of dank chive and zesty yeast show up too.

The brew is as juicy as promised. The tropical dominance gives way to a more balanced and complex melange of mango, citrus (mandarin orange and grapefruit) pineapple, peach, nectarine, white grape, pear, and faint cucumber/melon. That's just for starters on the tip of the tongue. As the brew crosses into midstream, grain and spicy yeast arrive with a white pepper and biscuit huzzah. The brew finishes with a variety of non-fruit hop notes. Hints of chive, grass, pine and a touch of booze.

The brew is pleasantly medium-bodied with some solid carbonation that keeps the juicy train from taking over.

This is the definition of a "juicy" NEIPA. Although there are better versions of the style out there, this brew really doesn't have a single thing "wrong" with it, and it isn't resorting to anything gimmicky. It's just a very solid and "true" representation of the style.

Oct 27, 2019
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Straw colored with thick head clinging to the side of the glass. Unmistakably hazy. Foamy and malty how you'd expect a hazy to be.

S: Can you smell lupulin oil? Because I can smell lupulin oil.

T: Oily and delicious. Mellow, but flavorful. Simple, focused, efficient. I love hops.

F: Herbal hop start on the front palate, malty in the middle, with an oily hoppy finish on the back.

O: High quality brew. NE IPA can hold lots of flavor in it's heavy unfiltered body--Lupulin Brewing uses that space to add hops.

Oct 09, 2019
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Blogjackets from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 6.2% juicy bomb of a New England style IPA by Lupulin Brewing. Made for NE fans with its tell tale hoppy taste with no bitterness. Would love to try this one on tap. Good call to ship in pint cans as it’s an easy drinker. Good for a warm summer day.

Aug 19, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can
Yakima Valley Hops glass

Hazy light gold with a creamy head of 2 fingers

An aroma of straw and grass, slight tangerine and grapefruit, potpourri, and hop oils.

Flavor brings slight vanilla and some grapefruit, some tangerine, and some onion.

Feel is creamy and moderately carbonated, with lots of hop resins.

Overall, not really impressed by this one. Tons of juicy NE IPAs that fare much better.

Aug 12, 2019
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KraftBeer from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lupulin Brewing is new to my area in NJ and this beer is incredible. I got a 4-pack (16 oz cans) after a recommendation from an employee at my local beer spot. The smell when you open the can is INTENSE. My wife could smell the hops from 5-feet away on the couch! It’s one of those beers that you take a sip and just swish it around a bit because the complexity and mouthfeel is so delightful.
I’ll definitely be getting this beer again in the near future.

May 27, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. It's orange juice in appearance, no head. Huge orange, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, honey, and buttery lemon in the nose, hops are present but mild. Taste is so juicy it is sweet, with resinous hops faint in comparison, basically take all of those buttery fruits and dip them in honey and orange juice, don't hate it. Feel is juicy, cool, sweet, could use more balance, but hey it tastes good!

May 23, 2019
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful darkly hazy yellow-orange hue with 1/2 inch bubbly white head with good retention. Nice lacing too.
S: Wow! Love the fresh and juicy hop aroma! Orange, mango, clementine, lemon, peach, pineapple, and hints of sweet grapefruit and lime.
T: Orange and grapefruit hits first followed by mango, pine, and lemon. With warming, peach and pineapple emerge. Not quite up to the high bar the aroma tossed out there, but still excellent.
M: Light-medium body. Loads of juicy, sweet citrus. Coats the palate well with a lightly oily feel. Mild pine and grapefruit bitterness. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Well done, Lupulin! Had this yesterday at the MNUFC game on tap and was blown away. (Yes, even better on tap!) There are many, many hazy IPAs out there, but this one is a superb example of style.

Apr 15, 2019
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ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours opaque, the color of a ripe lemon, with tons of leftover yeast in the can. Smells strongly of dank hops, grapefruit, and melon. Taste follows, mostly an acrid hop presence with fruity sweetness. Smooth and slightly sticky texture, medium bodied. Solid NEIPA, though could use more malt background. Slightly heavy handed on the hops and the yeast is consistent in cans.

Jan 04, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into IPA glass. Date 11/19/18.
Look is nice cloudy golden orange.Smell is light tropical fruit with citrus/orange. Taste follows nose with nice melon mixed in. Feel is light and creamy. Overall a wonderful NE style IPA that doesn't over do anything and works very well.

Dec 23, 2018
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow. Foamy, thick, medium Whitehead that lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells grapefruit, Orange Peel, doughy, fruity and Peach.

Taste citrus peel, grapefruit, light mango, peach, doughy malt and a hint of pineapple. Finishes dry with a citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

Oct 09, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Looks like a typical NEIPA with a hazy/turbid yellow color, but brighter than most. A nice, robust white head as well. The aroma was fantastic, especially for a beer canned 9 weeks ago. Tropical mango and berries, along with some dank resin. The taste followed with no surprises. Big fruity notes, a nice dank presence, and soft bitterness. The feel was somewhere between old-school and pillowy. Overall a great representation of the style.

Aug 12, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-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 21, 2018
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on May 31, 2018

Thanks, Sam!

Got this with another 10 from Sam. Was looking forward to this one for many reasons, one because of the can. Can read, “This IPA is hopped with a ridiculous amount of the juiciest hops available. In order to bring you the most hop flavor possible, we intentionally leave yeast and hop oils in the beer by not filtering them out. Some say that’s a lot of Hooey! What the hell do they know anyway… Crazy, Juicy, Hazy, Hooey!” Was going to be a good one.

Poured a hazy gold color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Some bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Mosaic, floral, rose petals, Juicy Fruit, tangerine, berry, passion fruit and pineapple. Tough to get any more out of the can as it was a bit of a mess where you are supposed to snap off the lid. Either way, this was great on the nose. (Smell - 4.50)

Tasted almost as good as the nose. Got Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, floral, rose petals, Juicy Fruit, tangerine, mixed berry, passion fruit, grass, guava, mango and pineapple. Delicious. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Juicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just a fantastic beer. Would love to have this fresh. Wow. (Overall - 4.50)

4.40 | 98 | A

Jul 31, 2018
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a decent amount of white head.
Citrus notes dominate the nose, some pineapple as well.
Taste follows, orange and grapefruit, pineapple on a nice maly backbone.
Medium bodied.
Overall a tasty beer I'd gladly grab if it were in distro here.

May 08, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a perfect two fingers worth of head that is off white/very light orange. The beer itself is hazy and a very nice shade of orange.
The smell is citrus. Oranges, mango, pineapple. Good but a little underwhelming.
The taste is that citrus mix too with a slight bitterness and a detectable but not out of balance malt backbone.
Feeling is thinner for the style but still soft. Wet but doesn't stick around long.
Overall, a solid brew.

Mar 06, 2018
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

2.82/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Look: orange, small head, almost no lacing, very hazy. Aroma: passion fruit, mango, kiwi, nothing in the realm of perceived bitterness which is odd for a beer the brewery calls an IPA. Taste: very sweet, under attenuated, as fruity as the aroma, and again there is no perceived bitterness. Finish: quick off the palate. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, chewy texture.

Comments: the can calls this beer "Hooey IPA" so I'm reviewing it as an IPA. As such, it is awful. Under attenuation is a brewing flaw, and it should have had bittering hops added to the boil. Its sweetness is off putting. If the brewery had labelled it a New England Ale, or a New England IPA I would haved gone into it expecting something along the lines of a hop flavored wine cooler, and it would have scored well.

Feb 23, 2018
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darktronica from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed-over orange, with two fingers of head. Billed as being "hopped with a ridiculous amount of the juiciest hops available," but perplexing in the number of different notes that are hitting here. On alternating sniffs and sips, I get everything from orange juice to dank pine resin to grapefruit to lemongrass. Neat trick.

Feb 23, 2018
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange with a large head. The aroma features notes of apricot, mango, pineapple, papaya, and sweet pine. The flavor starts with just a mild amount of bitterness, segueing quickly to mango, papaya, pineapple, and apricot, with a slight caramelized feeling to the fruit on the finish. the mouthfeel is fairly light and soft, with lively, small bubble carbonation. Overall this is a wonderful beer with rich and fun flavors and solid balance.

Jan 20, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: It drops gold with a slight haze under a 1" cream colored lacy, persistent foam blanket.

S: Pine and resin aromas lift from the glass supported by light biscuit and bread crumb, some traces of tropical fruit and a hint of pineapple and melon.

T: Tropical fruit, melon and citrus lead to a medium to medium high bitterness that is softened by some biscuit to flaky pie crust.

F: very creamy with fine soft carbonation and a medium body

O: a full flavored, easy to drink and easy to repeat American IPA

Jan 14, 2018
Hooey from Lupulin Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 172 ratings