Brew Revue: Full Sail Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale

By weeklyvolcano on September 30, 2009


The Tacoma Craft Beer Fest will host 43 breweries and 88 beers Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Foss Waterway Seaport in downtown Tacoma. Here is another beer that will be poured at the festival:


Full Sail Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale
This beer is a veritable hop loverâ��s delight. Named for those tiny lupulin glands inside hop flowers, they are packed with sticky resins and essential oils that provide bitterness, flavor and aroma. This beer â�" which was released mid-September â�" is all about hops: itâ��s wet hopped, kettle hopped, hop back hopped, wet hopped and dry hopped in the fermenter with 135 pounds of hops per 24 barrel batch.

It�s tasty, clean and flowery with a super long finish that keeps our mouths watering long after the empty glass. The fresh combo of crystal and cascade hops no doubt work out the citrusy, flowery, clean taste.

Hey stats!: The ABV is 5.8 percent; the IBU is 70.

Yay for the Lupulin gland in every hop flower, bursting with the resin that makes this a new favorite for us!

[Foss Waterway Seaport, the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, Oct. 3, noon to 9 p.m., $18 advance, $20 day of, 25 percent military discount at door only, 705 Dock St., Tacoma]

LINK: Full Sail Brewing

LINK: Tacoma Craft Beer Festival

LINK: Weekly Volcano�s Tacoma Craft Beer Festival cover story

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