Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ancestry Brewing Fruit Lupulin IPA

Beer Name: Fruit Lupulin IPA
Brewery: Ancestry Brewing (Tualatin, OR)
ABV: 8.2%
How sold: 16.9 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.98 for a 16.9 oz bottle

Date Bottled: May 11, 2017
Date Purchased: May 20, 2017
Date Opened: June 6, 2017
When brewed? Seasonal or rotating beer.
IBU: 55

What's on the Bottle: "Surreal tropical fruit and hop aromas, give way to slight malty-ness and a clean hop finish."

Where distributed: As of June 2017, Ancestry Brewing distributes only within Oregon. See if Ancestry Brewing ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy peach colored into a pint glass. Unfiltered beer; sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Off-white head, with some lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Lots of sweet tropical; getting grapefruit, passion fruit, and guava. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Again, tropical from start to finish. Seems like an alcoholic version of the POG drink from Hawaii. Very smooth on the aftertaste, no bitterness. Lots more octane detected when pairing it with food. Still a fabulous beer. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Juicy on the tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding IPA. Of all the Ancestry beers available in bottles, I picked this one because it looked hazy. I wasn't sure if it would be a New England-style IPA or not, but after drinking it, I'm convinced that's the style they were emulating. They have several hoppy IPAs on their beer list that are more in line with the West Coast style, if that's more your thing. I really enjoyed Fruit Lupulin, and it goes for a fairly decent price. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.55/5

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