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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! As fervent devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became “unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma.” Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for those seeking a divine hop experience.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - OCT 29, 2011
On cask at flying saucer Houston. Pour is hazy chestnut ornage w a white head that dissipated to the edges. Nose is loads of uber deet hops. Cherries galore. Taste is thick sappy hops with a resin balanced by sweetness. Tasty and complex.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robotopera (27) - USA - NOV 20, 2014
Draft @ Hopgeist 2014. Strawberry amber in color. Minimal head. Clear. Bready flavor that quickly mellows out to a smooth malty finish. Strong initial resiny flavor that is very fleeting.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
toxichop (390) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
P: Murky orange with a one finger head. S: Tropical and piney hops, mango puree, and light crystal malt. T: Grapefruit, dank, piney and alcohol. M: Medium body, dry and bitter. O: The alcohol was unpleasant, they do a better job hiding the alcohol in there big fat stouts. I don’t understand this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2849) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: shocked I hadn’t rated. gold orange pour, off white and lots of lacing. aroma of earthy, herbal, caramel. tastes of bitter floral, pine, grapefruit. fair touch of vegetal not really to my tastes. ok overall. 7.2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Thick head, golden yellow color. Smells vegetal, savory, some musky bread character. Flavor is pine, toffee, bitter resin. Well-balanced complex flavor that sits between sweet and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1208) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour avg gold. Nose dank and earthy hop some bready. Taste sweet hop up front with slightly fruity character. Mid palate more dank hop and some sweet malt. Longer bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (161) - - OCT 10, 2014
Super tropical all around. In my opinion way better than Maharaja. Lots of tropical fruit juice, fresh grapefruit, and intense hop bitterness. Super clean and fresh. As it warms up the aroma and taste just get even better. Definitely recommend this one. cheers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"large amounts of pine and sweet fruity malts in the aroma. body is big and sticky. taste is big too. bitter pine and a little candy sweetness as well. not as good as the amazing Maharaja, but pretty tasty and aromatic nonetheless."

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Clear light brown. Scant aroma. Taste is very bitter start to finish, without much else.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (930) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly floral hops with a bit if grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit hops with some floral notes. A little sharp with a bit of sweetness, very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (436) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Smells fruity and floral, big pour, very bitter, well hopped, really dry and powerful at the end, bitter aftertaste, if you like hops, this is a winner, all in all a very solid DIPA, definitely top tier but not elite in my book.


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