Lupu-Luau IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.79/5
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380 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:
#22,714
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
380
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold color. Clear. Lasting head and excellent streaking lace.

A clean IPA without any deviations from the style. That said, it is well made, easy to drink, and delicious.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can dated 5/11/18 into a Willi Becher pint glass..
L - Pours a clear medium orange color with a white head.
S - Smells of citrus with a slight coconut.
T - Tastes like a tropical 60 minute IPA with a nice coconut on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of einman
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maznoc
2.92/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like IPA with some suntan lotion mixed in - fake coconut. Complete sink pour.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold beer with just a hint of haze under a few fingers of bright white head... Aromas of coconut and mild citrus on the nose supported by more of the same on the sip... Has a mildly sweet, vaguely earthy undercurrent and brighter tropical citrus highpoints... Bitterness is also very mild... Smooth and very drinkable... The coconut elements make me think of suntan lotion at the beach... Good but nothing crazy...

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Photo of Trboley
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epterina
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Hazy Golden. Whitish head and soapy lacing.
smell: Truth in advertising. Coconut to be sure, though not a one trick pony. Tropical citrus.
taste: As the nose goes. Tasty coconut. Nailed it.

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Photo of krh
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted refreshing and perfect when sitting on a boat in the sun. When back indoors a few weeks later, a bit too much like hopped up coconut water. Maybe not the best to sit and enjoy, but works OK when outdoors and needing to cool off?

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Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with three inches of off white head that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is citrus with hints of coconut.

The taste is citrus up front. The coconut is subtly noticeable in the middle with a slightly bitter finish,

Medium body, well carbonated

It is a tasty, easy drinking IPA. If you are looking for a big coconut presense you will be disappointed.

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Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevin3046
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color with a little haze. Nice white head and good lacing. Smells of coconut suntan oil, And minimal grassy notes. Very spicy as it hits the tongue, on the thin side but still slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation. There is the sweetness and flavor of coconut milk up front and mild to moderately hopped. Nice clean finish. Very light and drinkable. Maybe a little too much in the sweet side. Not a bad summertime option.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 6-2-18
Not quite crystal clear but not hazy. Bright golden IPA with a 1/3" white head. Retains for a minute and then falls to a cap. Good lacing left behind as the beer disappears.
Coconut and pineapple, maybe a hint of lime. There's a green aroma, hard to name it (floral/woody?)..assuming it's coming from the hops. Bright aroma...smells good.
Flavor is that of English hops in my opinion...more floral and earthy in nature. Coconut is apparent and more so in the finish. Not a coconut water guy but if it tasted like this I could get into it.
Clean and bright entry. Light to medium body and the same as far as carbonation goes.
Very drinkable, nice IPA variant like I haven't tasted to this point. I'm glad I picked this up...it's a refreshing warm weather IPA.

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Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is a little hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It it poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of coconut water are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted coconuts along with notes of floral hops and hints of pine resin. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting IPA, but the aromas and flavors of coconut are somewhat obscured and could have been more prominently showcased.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Pens1967
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lupu-Luau IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 380 ratings