Lupi Fresh
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #733
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,445
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 5.94%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
82
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  5
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Piney, tangerine, dank
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, super-hopped NE-style IPAs crushed my palate long ago. I can't hang with the style; for some reason everything tastes acidic and overly pungent. I'm sure Foam is pumping out great examples of this style that are hopped like a mofo, but I reached for Lupi Fresh because the description and reviews made it sound like an excellent beer that falls somewhere on the spectrum between piney/bitter and fruit-forward-uber-hopped.

Growler capped on 8/4 gifted from a friend, consumed on 8/9. Aroma is special - orange, nectarine, tangerine, grapefruit, pine and peach. Citrus blast follows the opening of the flip-top. Not overly acidic, pungent or sweet. No trace of malt.

Looks great as well - burnt orange hue, cloudy not hazy, far from turbid, white cap of foam that lingers for a minute.

Taste is a mix of freshly cut citrus, green pine and crackery malt. Really nice structure keeps the beer intact but doesn't alter the imbalanced hop-forward profile. Peach, pine, pith, tangerine.

Smooth and soft on the palate with moderate bitterness that, again, keeps the beer intact. Great IPA.

Aug 10, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy burnt orange color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Light lacing. The aroma had bitter orange peel up front, sweet pulpy juice. Citrus hops play with a slight biscuity underneath. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas nicely and allows them to blend nicely on into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation seems good for what it is. Overall, I say this was a really nice AIPA that I would have again.

Jun 05, 2017
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kool-aid from Vermont

4.96/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite Foam offering. The flavor has been consistent over several batches which is impressive. It's so well balanced and drinkable with a delicious citrus hop punch.

May 13, 2017
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pants678 from California

3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow, white foam.

Floral, melon.

Closer to a traditional IPA with pine and resin with a melon undertone, tinge of spice. I think I was told Centennial and Equinox.

Medium carbonation.

Apr 26, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Foam in Burlington.

Pours a hazy light orange, with fluffy white head.

Smell s huge, citrusy and dank with a lot of side notes of passionfruit, pine and some vanilla.

This is weed juice! Piney, dank, and lots of passionfruit on the finish. Incredible...

Soft and pillowy mouthfeel, so nice to drink.

This was an amazing IPA. Probably the dankest I've had, with great smell and mouthfeel. It was so good I had to have another one!

Mar 14, 2017
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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

Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

Light golden orange body, mild haze, half inch of soapy, off-white head. Aromas of malt, spiced bread, earthy hops, pine resin. Medium bitterness and body. Balanced, though mostly hop forward. Pretty good.

Sep 08, 2016
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MA_hops from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy, bright blonde in color with a thin, white head.
S: Notes of lemon, sticky/dank hops and pine.
T: Similar to the nose. Lemon notes pop out along with a dank finish.
M: Moderate carbonation. The body seems to be rather thin compared against "The Nameless". Has a dry and slightly bitter finish.
O: Not bad! After having "The Nameless" first and then moving to this was somewhat disappointing, but then again it just proves how good these guys are at making beer because otherwise this in itself is pretty good!

Aug 23, 2016
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FFreak from Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a teku glass and enjoyed on a hot and muggy evening out on the deck. A gorgeous hazy, lemonade-yellow with a finger of pure white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly lemony, with a touch of spruce and sinsemilla. Taste is a cross between a piney, dank bitter bomb and a sweeter citrusy juicy thing. A little confusing, but still very nice. Mouth is medium, crisp, refreshing. Overall, a very tasty cross-coast IPA.

Aug 11, 2016
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

great looking brew, nice citric hops up front that are well balanced and an excellent grapefruit/piney bitterness on the finish. super clean, refreshing, poundable... was really surprised with the quality of this brew and will definitely be back to foam soon!!

Jul 09, 2016
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the growler (filled same day) into a stemmed tulip.
Pours a hazy light to medium blonde color with two fingers of FOAM.
Aromas are nice, good presence of lemon grass and mellow dankness from hops.
Flavors are really nice as well. Drinkable, with good hop sitckiness, not overlly bitter.
Mouthfeel was solid.
Overall, nicely done. Aromatic and tasty.

Jun 24, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright golden orange color with a 1-finger white head. The head dissipates into a nice crown of lace.

The aroma brings loads of orange and grapefruit, followed by bitter pine resin. Fairly straightforward but pleasant.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of sweet orange, bittersweet grapefruit, finished by wet grass and pine.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Lightly dry finish.

Overall, a very good IPA. It's straightforward for the style but everything it has is done right.

Jun 22, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes hazy light gold with a frothy white head.

The aroma offers citrus peel, earthy dank green pellet hops.

The flavor offers orange, onto earthy, green vegetal bitterness. This is complimented by a light breadiness and medium bitterness on the finish.

The beer straight up could have had me confused something in the vein of Hill Farmstead Edward or Susan.

Jun 01, 2016
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MEDIOCRE from Vermont

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Was expecting to drink some tasty local beer when I stopped by foam, but was not expecting to be drinking such an outstanding brew. Piney and citrusy. Great look. Highly recommend checking out this brewery. All the beers I had were very tasty, but this was the standout star in my opinion.

May 26, 2016
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Checked out this new brewery for the first time today. I've read good things about it, including the Lupi Fresh IPA.

Pours a cloudy whitish orange hue with a thin head into my glass.

Orange peel with a light pine touch.

Crisp citrus bite with orange and perhaps grapefruit. Tart.

"Fuzzy" finish. Nice and bitter.

May 13, 2016
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