Lupulus Maximus | Free State Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by midwestbrewers on 04-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Groenebeor
3.54/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jrenn
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Cyberhoptic
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JEdmund
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of eclaycamp
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fruit. That's the first thing you smell when you take a sniff of Lupulus Maximus. There's citrusy hops, almost like Juicyfruit gum, dancing on your nose. This sample is from a growler I picked up at the brewpub a few days ago. It's a light amber, somewhere slightly beyond gold, with no real head (again, we're dealing with a growler here). The last time I tasted this at the brewery, I got tons of fruit in the flavor, but this time out I'm getting hops. And lots of them. There's some herbal notes in the front, followed by the holy trinity of earth, pine and grass in the middle, and finally chased with citrus fruit in the finish. Malt is there to add sweetness and not much else - it's completely obliterated by the cavalcade of hops. Bitterness is pretty heavy, though not completely tongue-crushing as it is in other DIPAs. This beer is quite flavorful, and though in some ways I've moved on from uber-hoppy IPAs and DIPAs, it's beers like this that will always remind me why I fell in love with the style to begin with.

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Photo of midwestbrewers
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orangish color with thin white head.

S: Very powerful citric orange smell. Very resinous smell.

T: Amazing!!! Taste all the hops! The taste coats the mouth. Very very citric and bitter but very balanced.

An amazing beer. Citric and bitter but exactly what I was looking for. Amazing balance of hops and malts. Amazing beer Free State Brewing!!

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Lupulus Maximus from Free State Brewing Co.
4.4 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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