footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
Thanks for the hand bottled brew from cquiroga.Hazy,cloudy brew with a inch or so of creamy head.The aroma here has the hipnotic effect on me that only a fine IIPA can produce.When the nerve endings in my nose start to process the montrous resiny grapefruit hops aromas I can’t help but start to slurp these down.There is something else here and it reminds me of buttery candy.Thanks Chris. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Earthy rotting vegetable component to the aroma plus what seems to be a huge Simcoe presence (love that intense mutated pine sharpness!). Slippery, full body. Great carbonation level. Buttery tastes(possible diacetyl according to my buddy, but I think that’s just sturm and drang), and it works for me nonetheless. Nice. Not Frank level in terms of lovely fruity nuances. Thanks again to the one, the only! aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Gotta love the thinly diguised joke for Lupulin one of the wonderful characteristics of my Favorite flower, the hop. Beautiful bouquet of hop resins and a hint of malt. very nice pleasant hop bitterness that makes me smile. Oh and did I mention the hops? CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2005
On tap at RFDs in DC: Pours a dark golden bronze with a thin, but well-lacing white head. Aroma is plenty hoppy and citrusy with good malt backbone. Starts with a caramel malty sweetness and gritty/sugary texture well balanced with a fresh green hoppiness leading to a crisp, dry bittersweet finish. A very nice double IPA and another winner from Pizza Port. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 Pours cloudy light amber. Aroma of raisins, sweet fruit, and juicy citrusy hops. Flavor is raisin, anise, and citrus hops. My personal winner of the Lupulin Slam II.
papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Had it a second time and it still holds up. An absolutley excellent beer.
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
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Solana: Pale hazy peach color with a small (bar pour) white head. Aroma is pineapple and citrus. Flavor starts pineapple sweet then sweet grapefruit finishing with a light orangy tang. Rich palate, maybe a tad too sweet. Fantastic with pepperoni and anchovy pizza.
Draught at lupulin slam: Hazy amber. Aroma is grass, hops, grapefruit, citrus, with a touch of biscuit. Taste is hops, salt, grass, citrus, lemon, caramel. Medium to full body. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Dusty deep gold, like light iced tea. Head oily and clumpy. Nose very citric, plenty of grapefruit, some cream and pineapple. Flavor is huge pineapple, some citrus, very fruity stuff. Finishes very dry and bitter, sucks the moisture from the mouth. Stunning mouthfeel, incredibly creamy and rich stuff. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Hazy orange with a decnt head. Hello, breakfast is served. Grapefruit without the seeds. Ligth pineapple and pine. The flavor is a tad mroe balanced with pineapple making a more pronounced appearance. Think Dole canned pineapple juice. Substantially bitter throughout. Med full body. Pizza Port house character all the way. A mere shadow of the Hop 15. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Murky amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine. Taste is sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium-full body.