Lupu-Luau IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Lupu-Luau IPALupu-Luau IPA
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American IPA
3.79 | pDev: 10.29%
Mar 16, 2020
Jun 25, 2017
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.
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Ratings by StoutElk_92:
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottled on 06/24/17

Pours hazy gold with a dense creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like coconut, vanilla, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, orange citrus, caramelized crackery malts, with floral woody earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like coconut, vanilla, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, orange citrus, caramelized crackery malt, with bitter floral woody earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice and interesting coconut IPA.
Jul 12, 2017
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.31 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 3.44 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Yendorwarrior from Michigan

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours golden and clear with a full slightly off white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: The initial aromas are of coconut and tropical fruit with pineapple. There is a very low level of oat and grainy sweetness.

Taste: It has several flavors going on at one time which include coconut, tropical fruit, citrus and a light floral note. There is a very low level of grainy sweetness.

Feel: It has a medium body with a slight bite to the bitterness.

Overall, the flavors blend together fairly well to create an interesting ipa.
Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 3.57 by SpectrePLUS from Virginia

Jun 09, 2019
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a small pour on a flight in September 2017 at a local pizza parlor. It was not a bad IPA, especially if you like the flavor of coconut. Oddly, I like coconut flavor (in Asian foods, for example), but not the grainy texture when it's used in baked goods.
May 11, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This one has a creamy quality which surprisingly seems to come from the coconut.
May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks hazy gold color with a 1-2 finger off white head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing. Smells of coconut, pineapple, orange, lime, lemonade and biscuit. It smells and tastes like a pina colada, but not in a fake way.
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by cyreb1 from Texas

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by safaricook from Netherlands

Mar 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is more unusual and better than BAers say. A little too much coconut, but less than Oskars.

a) Pours creamy, hazy golden body crowned with lasting and massively lacing head.
s) Passionfruit, pineapple and citrus fruit aromas are too slight over coconut.
t) This fruit salad erupts with powerful flavors with that additional, odd and strong vanilla-coconut back drop. Laid out on a bready, fresh crossant, buttery base.
f) The feel is creamy, buttery and yet puckery. Complex warring but balanced textures are great.
o) The fruit and vanilla clean up nicely with a bitter, fresh hoppy ending. Truly original and would offer my friends.
Mar 28, 2019
Rated: 3.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 28, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by sd123 from Georgia

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by Donkster46 from Washington

Feb 26, 2019
Lupu-Luau IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 401 ratings