Lupu-Luau IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Lupu-Luau IPALupu-Luau IPA
BA SCORE
68.4%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 187 ratings
Lupu-Luau IPALupu-Luau IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first Hawaiian Luau in 1819 bucked tradition while maintaining respect for a rich legacy, so when we set out to create this namesake IPA, we found our own way to rebel against restrictive limits of known brewing ingredients while honoring Dogfish's brewing tradition.

What began as an exploration of all things hazy and pale, Lupu-Luau morphed into a coconut-centric IPA. We combined Pils malt with flaked barley, rolled oats, and malted and raw wheat to bring the haze. Then we brought coconut to the party in 3 different ways with toasted coconut, dehydrated coconut water and an experimental hop variety that provides a unique coconut & woody aromas.


Added by kell50 on 06-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,911
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
187
Liked:
128
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottyshades
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice change of pace! Coconut is creamy and thick on the palate. Earthy grassy hops that do not really bite. Solid novelty beer

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy lemon color into a Belgian beer glass. White 2'' head with minimal retention. Taste is coconut, kiwi, specialty malts, flowery hop. Feels excellent. This on a hot summer day might feel like Nirvana. Overall this is a superb take on an IPA. Very impressive. After the 1st beer I am picking up on some definite pineapple, maybe that is what I thought the kiwi was.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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4.05/5  rDev +6%
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12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Golden colored with a mild haze. Fine bubbled white head retains well a d leaves thin, wispy lacing.

S: Tropical hop scents of pineapple, dragon fruit, apricot, orange. Really not picking up much in the way of coconut actually. Shortbread malt aroma. Very slight hint of alcohol.

T: Potent hop flavors of citrus rind, cantaloupe, apricot. Earthy and leafy dimension too. Unlike the nose, toasted coconut stands out distinctly. Bitterness is firm but gentle. Slight brush of alcohol. Shortbread malt base. Hop oils close out the finish.

M: Medium-light body. Soft and creamy malt texture. Sharp carbonation lends a deeply crisp bite. Mild astringency.

O: Really solid IPA. Nice, focused hopping. Coconut fits nicely. Good crisp texture. And it's nice to actually feel some bitterness in a modern IPA for a change. The name's a little corny, but the people at Dogfish Head don't seem to take themselves too seriously anyway, so it's cool. Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
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5/5  rDev +30.9%
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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Lupu-Luau IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 68.4% out of 100 with 187 ratings
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