Lupulin Brewing

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Lupulin Brewing
Minnesota, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #615
Ranked #2,049
4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
Jan 30, 2023
Mar 18, 2017
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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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
an ipa full of hop flavor great hop smell and hoppy taste i every sip a ber for all day
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
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Rated by jakecattleco from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
6 week old can. Would love to try this again fresher, quite tasty.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Sep 27, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Though not an overall subtle beer---it's a hopslap---bumped the taste a few tics for the layered subtleties in the flavor profile. Keeps a decent palate interest all the way through. Nice!
Jun 11, 2022
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Rated by tonystanhope from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very juicy, very hazy, very hoppy. This was my first beer from Lupulin and I can't wait to try more if they're anything like this!
Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice hazy golden color with some specks of yeast. Taste is juicy citrus and mango with a nice little kick of hoppy flavor. This is a great brew at 6.2%. For me it's mellow, refreshing & always enjoyable.
May 07, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
02/01/22 on bottom of can. Poured into a Shaker pint.

A: Hazy amber with 2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and straggling lace.

S: Pineapple, passion fruit, guava, and orange

T: Pineapple, orange, guava, lime, and lemon. Low esters and moderate bitterness.
Mar 11, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice and easy drinking, citrusy New England style IPA.
Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
*Notes from May 2017
16 ounce pints at Grizzly's restaurant in Plymouth, MN
Excellent tasting! Like a cloudy cream ale with orange sherbet, grapefruit, mandarin orange. Not much malt taste. Very plush and has gravity and a heavy mouthfeel. Now in the year 2021 this IPA is widely availible and consistent. It is excellent in it's style.
Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

May 28, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

May 12, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by hockeypuck from Maine

Mar 30, 2021
Rated: 4 by strange_guy from Louisiana

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 2.27 by braden15 from Minnesota

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned February 10th.

Pours a hazy pale gold with an abundance of foam lots of sticky lacing.

I get a lot of citrus grapefruit, some notes of pine, a bit of toasted malt in the smell.

Taste is very nice. Grapefruit citrus, some pine, has some resinous qualities as well as hop oils. Toasted malt is there but not assertive. Very hoppy with a medium bitterness level.

Good mouthfeel that leaves a stickiness on the tongue from the hops.

My,this is so good and easy drinking. Price for the 4pack of 16 ounce cans, $13 and some change.
Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a golden-orange body with good head and lace. Smooth, very drinkable, easy to drink but not light-bodied with minimal bitterness and finishes crisp and easygoing. Beer has a mild tropical fruit and orange sweetness that isn't cloying but withholds most but not all bitterness, and basically this beer is really well put together and enjoyable.
Feb 24, 2021
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Rated by Winzlow from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I like this. No point repeating the points. Its good.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16 fl oz CAN:

Cost me $4.49 USD plus tax for a single at a Total Wine & More in Metairie, LA.

Currently #31 on the Top Rated Minnesota beers list.

"India Pale Ale." 6.2% ABV. 60 IBU. 5 SRM.

Served cold into a dimpled mug.

APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy turbid creamsicle orange...dull and lifeless. Filtration would help it have some life or vibrance, but as is it's just a nontransparent dull boring looking brew with blatant flecks of lees floating about.

At least the head is better than the body, lending a fluffy frothiness to the beer's top that looks soft, creamy, and inviting.

Appears well carbonated.

AROMA: Juicy pulp. Vague citrus. That's all I get besides generic 2-row/pale malt sweetness.

Doesn't seem too bitter. Not oily, resinous, grapefruity, or even overtly floral.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Pulp, juice, vague citrus, 2-row/pale malt, chunky lees. Redolent of diluted orange juice concentrate, though that makes it sound a fair bit worse than it actually is...nay, it's pleasant and enjoyable, but as fruity as it is none of its fruity flavours ring particularly distinct or taste all that evocative. I guess orange, tangerine, and maybe mango are there, if I had to guess.

Smooth, lumpy, medium-bodied, wet, somewhat refreshing, somewhat acidic, pulpy but not too thick...it's an uneven mouthfeel that helps accentuate the citrusy vibe with its pulpy citrus concentrate-like chunkiness, but I have to imagine it'd be better cleaner, filtered, and smoother still.

OVERALL: It's a likable beer for what it is with a pleasant albeit unmemorable hop profile (or, at least, this hop profile is indistinguishable from the countless other turbid IPAs flooding the market that target exactly the same vaguely juicy sort of vibe). I like it but don't love it, and sure as shit wouldn't pay $4.49/can for it again (or, to be honest, probably even half that...Sierra Nevada does better IPAs for less than half the cost of this per oz). Doesn't put Lupulin on the map for me, nor is it top tier material in the oversaturated style - but is it nicely balanced for what it's doing.

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from a beer store in LaCrosse, WI. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had subtle melon and kiwi fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a a completely clouded (80%), with a pale, but deep orange color. A lacy white head on top. (4.00)

Aroma: Huge aromas of green citrus, grapefruit, guava. A somewhat herbal component from the greenness. A perfume-like flower here too. Huge fruit and juice here.

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with juicy green citrus. Grapefruit, orange, lemon citrus. Tons of Citra here. Slightly green and herbal, before a perfume-like flower becomes present. A bitter and juicy bitterness cleans it off the backend.

Feel: Light to medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. A bitter and juicy astringency lingers on the palate.

Compared to Insight Brewing's Claw King 10/31/20: Pours a slightly deeper and cloudier color. More citra and green on the aroma. Less berry and melon tropics.

Overall: Quite a delicious and dynamic IPA. Strong green citrus and juice. Tons of citra juice with a nice flower component. Easy-enough drinking and not to sweet which is nice. Actually at 6.2% reminds me of PseudoSue with the green citrus component and juiciness. Maybe not quite as much green citra, but an outstanding beer. If I tried it again, I would compare it to PseudoSue.
Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lupulin Hooey NEIPA, 6.2% ABV. Pours hazy light orange with a middle-finger of white head. Nose is citrus and melon, taste follows, piney, slightly sweet, moderately bitter. Excellent smooth mouthfeel. Overall excellent.
Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Allurex from Kansas

Aug 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jul 13, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Rated: 4 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by Maillard from Ohio

Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 207 ratings