Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lupulin Resin Rapture Imperial Red IPA

At last, Lupulin bottles and cans are leaving the brewery and the Big Lake area and finding their way into Twin Cities stores, if only a select few. I'm going to do my best to keep on top of them, and here's the first one I took notes on from a can, though I did try it before.  (Actually, I tried Jason's.)

Lupulin Resin Rapture. 100 IBU. 8.0% ABV. "Get caught up in the rapture!" Brewed by Lupulin Brewing, Big Lake, MN.

Hazed, reddish-brown coloring, vast, and lasting ivory head, leaving lace.

In the nose: Ah! Yes! Resinous is right. Sticky, hoppy, fruity, dank. (Though I despise the term, here it fits.) Very nice.

In the mouth: More of the same at play on the palate. Deep bitterness from hops, thick and rich and resinous, long on the tongue. Gooey. Caramel malt flavors lurk below. Big flavors in this, very tasty stuff. Bitter and sweet, back to back, toe to toe.

If you want one good and sticky, go here.

"Get caught up in the rapture as waves of malt and hops do battle across your tongue. Rich European malts balance out the 4 pounds of dank Pacific Northwest hops, carrying you away on waves of flavor with each sip."

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