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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth
Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this India Pale Ale style beer has enormous amounts of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. With a very complex malt bill, flavors seem to meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle, courtesy northernbrews. Pours a hazy, medium orange-amber color with a somewhat golden glow when backlit. A thick, lasting head of off-white foam leaves ultra-sticky, clumpy cobweb lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma shows a fresh grain malt base with hints of toffee, but the star of the show is the bright orange and grapefruit hops. Hints of grass and pine resin join the citrusy bitterness. Flavors are well balanced, the lightly sweet toffee and malted grain countering the floral, grapefruit bitterness nicely. The lingering finish is lightly peppery. Medium bodied and even keeled, the palate suits the brew nicely. This is a very solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours hazy orange/amber wit a thin white head. Smells of pineapple, citrus, some resiny hints, dry. Taste blends bitter, dry and sweet citrus, some caramel, peppery splashes. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of mikesgroove. Pours a hazy orange with a one finger dense beige head. The nose is sweet malt and ripe citrus. The taste is caramel, grapefruit and a big resin bite in the finish that lingers quite a while. Medium bodied. Very good IPA. Thanks Mike!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutatdadevil (1) - USA - JUN 3, 2009 does not count
An IPA not for the faint of heart. I’ve had the pleasure of having this in bottle and on draft. Plenty of citrusy aroma that stays in the nose well after the first drink. The flavor is very intense and I would have scored a higher palate rating but after one too many of these its about all you can taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Thin offwhite head that lasts, stringy lasting lace. Hazy gold color. Nice hop nose, piney and less citrusy, faint malts too. Almost medium bodied, lightly resiny, maybe a tad thin, watery. Large hop flavors, bubble gummy, piney, juicey fruity notes, malts are laid way back and fairly dry. Nice resiny finish, biting hops are lovely imho. Nice brew! Props to dmschefke for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Thanks ogglethorp. Pours a hazy copper, leaning towards amber, with a large, sudsy, yellowish head, leaving a respectable lace. Aroma is pine-aromatic hops, with bits of citrus, light touches of caramel and alcohol. First impression sipping through the head is carbonic sourness and hops bitterness, which didn’t impress. After the head dies down, the carbonic taste goes away, and hops bitterness is the main flavor. Initially a lot more bitterness than hops aroma, but about halfway through the glass, the other flavors emerged. Hops bitterness still dominated, but citrus banana, light caramel, and yeasty elements balanced it. Medium body, pleasant hops burn on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, light pine, toasted malts, light caramel, light resin, and slight citrus. Poured amber/copper in color with a medium-sized, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Barely sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, light caramel, toasted malt, light toffee, resin, and light pine. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Slightly bitter, lightly sweet, caramel and hop finish. Needs to be MORE BITTER.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottled...Golden color with a nice lasting creamy white head. Aroma is a technical knockout of fresh grapefruity hops. Great complexity in the hop flavors here, with grapefruit and grass noticeable as well as some pine. some malt sweetness, and a bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks ogglethorp! - Pours a hazy orange with a medium off white head...aroma is hop resin and fruity malt...flavour is similar, nicely bitter, but fairly one dimensional...still a great one to try...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to dmschefke. Poured a golden amber color with a pretty small head. Aroma was some hoppiness. Not as much fruit but more of an herbal earthiness with a light carmel maltiness. A pretty easy to drink beer but not the profile of hops i look for in an IPA.

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