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West Coast Lupulin Trip by West Coast Brewing

by Rob
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West Coast Lupulin Trip is an 8% West Coast Double IPA from West Coast Brewing, based in Mochimune, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap. West Coast Lupulin Trip was brewed in conjunction with Knee Deep Brewing in celebration of AQ Bevolution and their 10th anniversary, and this beer was made using Mosaic and Simcoe hops along with lupulin extract from Salvo hop oil.

West Coast Lupulin Trip


  • Alcohol : 8%
  • Style : West Coast Double IPA
  • Hops : Mosaic, Mosaic CRYO, Simcoe, Simcoe CRYO along with Salvo hopoil.
  • IBU : Unknown

Sale Information

  • Availability : Limited
  • On Sale : From September 2022
  • Size : 500 ml
  • Price : From 1,200

Aroma & Taste

  • Notable Aromas : Grassy and pine dank aroma with light citrus notes of orange and grapefruit. No alcohol heat with slight light caramel notes.
  • Notable Tastes : Smooth strong bitterness with a light dank and citrus body.

West Coast Lupulin Trip : Aroma & Taste

Look – I know the glass isn’t clean. I was such in a rush to get a beer in me after a long exercise session that I thought, sod it, just get this beer into a class and drink it as soon as you can. That one is on me and no doubt I will get some messages from certain people about making sure the glass is clean. The irony is not lost on me one bit either as no doubt this article will get thrown back at me.

I’ve learnt my lesson so please be kind.

West Coast Lupulin Trip poured out a deep golden orange colour with a thin amount of white head on top that faded fast to a few bubbles. If the name of the beer has lupulin in it, you better come swinging as after Y Market Lupulin Nectar hit the market, that has kind of been the gold standard for those beers.


West Coast Lupulin Trip did not disappoint. It came hit swinging punched of grassy and dank notes followed up with a strong citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit. The aromas were strong when West Coast Lupulin Trip was fresh out of the fridge and grew stronger as the beer warmed up. As it did, there was also a slight note of caramel to the body, but it was all about the hops.

With this being a West Coast Double IPA, the bitterness was bold and profound, but it wasn’t abrasive and nor did it assault the taste buds. The bitterness was smooth before segueing into the dank and citrus notes that were the same as the nose. The alcohol remained restrained throughout drinking, leaving just a slight sticky, citrus flavour on the palate.

West Coast Lupulin Trip : The Bottom Line

West Coast Lupulin Trip is a very nice beer and one that I should have bought more of. The downside is that I know it will probably not be made again.

West Coast Lupulin Trip : Where To Buy

West Coast Lupulin Trip can be bought online at the following places:

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