Original Pattern Brewing
from United States (California)
Highest RatedLupulin Eclipse (67 / 100) Average score67 / 100 (Solid)
Lowest RatedLupulin Eclipse (67 / 100) Number Tried1
Lupulin Eclipse
Reviewed by Jez on 30.12.19 from a can
Overall:
67 / 100
(Solid)
Pint can purchased from Jane's Beer Store in Mountain View, CA. Canning date of October, so about 2 months old.

Pours a hazed yellow-golden colour, with a frothy white cap that leaves nice sheeting lace. Body is fine, but light, very suitable for this kind of beer. Very fine carbonation to it. Looks good.

Nose is also pretty good, but already starting to show a bit of age at 2 months. It has bright hop characters that have become muted and more herbal and earthy, and a sweetness which seems to have morphed into a slight aroma of coconut. It's a bit flat all up, but I imagine at weeks rather than months old it's a lot better.

Taste is also reasonably good. Again, there's definitely coconut flavours here, providing a sweet earthy base for the beer. Fortunately, as well, there's a good deal of bitterness, which crisps up the back palate, leaving it sharp and bright. It's one of the advantages the more oldskool IPAs have—two months on, a NEIPA with zero bitterness would definitely be tasting off. This is still holding its own.

Feel is very pleasant. It's light but smooth, and prickly with fine carbonation at the end, which matches well with the bitterness.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this, especially given it's got a little bit of age on it for an IPA. It's still quite drinkable and quite enjoyable. Not a stellar beer by any means, but pretty good nonetheless.
appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.0 | drinkability: 3.5