Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.1 IBU: 85.0

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

MadTree/Fathead's Lupulin Effect

What the brewers say

“Ohio’s hoppy beer artisans, Fat Head’s and MadTree, have teamed up to brew an aromatic, juicy, and flavorful IPA called Lupulin Effect as a follow-up to last year’s General Sherman Rye Pale Ale. This IPA features copious amounts of Chinook, Citra, and Denali hops—including a dose of Denali whole-leaf hops in the mash.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Grapefruit and lemon with a bit of stone fruit. Pine and herbal behind that. Mostly Old School with a bit of New School thrown in. As it warms, melon, cucumber, and some tropical fruit with a touch of alcohol heat.”

Flavor: “Citrus and pine. A bit of honey and caramel. Medium sweet into intense bitter that lingers. Really interesting grapefruit-pith character. Some significant alcoholic warmth. Smooth for a West Coast IPA.”

Overall: “A dank, boozy IPA that is what this style is known for.”

What our editors thought



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