Friday, December 8, 2017

King Harbor Brewing Lupulines IPA

Beer Name: Lupulines IPA
Brewery: King Harbor Brewing Co. (Redondo Beach, CA)
ABV: 7.5%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; possibly on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $4.49 for 16 oz. single tallboy can

Date Canned: June 29, 2017
Date Purchased: July 28, 2017
Date Received: August 8, 2017
Date Opened: August 16, 2017
When brewed? Limited-time beer.

What's on the Website: "A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character."

Where distributed: As of September 2017, King Harbor distributes within California, namely Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. See if King Harbor ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Pours hazy golden into a pint glass. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Dank mango. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Lovely citrus aftertaste. Best way I can otherwise describe it is a slightly easier drinking version of Block 15 Sticky Hands. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Longtime readers of this blog will know my mad respect for Sticky Hands, and the experience here was very similar. It drinks a bit easier than Sticky Hands, so I'm sure the ABV is much lower than its Corvallis counterpart. I got this in the summer, a perfect time to crush this. If you see it in California, give it a try. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.413/5

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