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Beer – #481 – Golden Eagle – Solo Lupulus Metamorphic IPA

Long names, Long records, Long division and Long rambles.

Single hopped with Pacific Jade late in the boil, the Solo Lupulus Metamorphic showcases this hop and is very drinkable!

I had an email from the brewery person about some new beers, so I went out, and I got a couple,as you do.

Brewed by Golden Eagle Brewery in the style that is of India Pale Ale (IPA) and they are in Christchurch, New Zealand.

500 ml bottle,  7.3% ABV, making it 2.87 standard drink, and around 219 calories a serve size. 38 IBU things too, so thats about top end for English Bitter or Porter, low for an IPA.

Sunny, New Haircut, new beer, it's all happening

Sunny, New Haircut, new beer, it’s all happening

Formed from the pressure between colliding tectonic plates, Jade is a metamorphic rock with a beautiful green colour.

In New Zealand we grow beautiful green Pacific Jade on hop vines, plenty of which are crammed into this IPA.

As ornate as it is, we wouldn’t advise you to wear it on a necklace.

Rather rich malty aroma on opening, that’s like a good old fashioned English beer.

Great golden orange pour with a matching off white almost orange head, nice carbonation and looks great in the glass. Really sweet aroma almost like sugar syrup, it masks the hop aroma somewhat.

Solo Lupulus MetamorphicThat’s both orange and sweet and has a middling of bitterness, a reasonable length finish of more bitter and towards dry. That’s a roller coaster that is.

This is much less hoppy than some IPA’s that I’ve had and it doesn’t rely on that sharp grassy bitterness to carry it to the detriment of other flavours, this one appears to lead with the flavours and adds the hop bite in to round it out.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 a of its things from the thing, it’s a bit of a work of art and ideal for sitting the sun on a lazy afternoon. Choice.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? Yes I really am.
  2. Would I have another? Yes, but it would be the start of a waster afternoon.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Sit down, boy have I a story for you…..

The in-band are “The Vaselines“, this is “High Tide Low Tide” from their new album “V For Vaselines”


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.

3 comments on “Beer – #481 – Golden Eagle – Solo Lupulus Metamorphic IPA

  1. beernotwar
    October 10, 2014

    Reblogged this on BEER not WAR.


  2. beernotwar
    October 10, 2014

    LOL …Sir, I bow before your Youtube skills of finding the obscure. Another nice one!!


    • Philip Walter
      October 10, 2014

      They’re a bit pop, and I follow a few music types and often pick up tips. I’m happy to get recommends on music, it’s good to challenge your ears as it is your tastebuds with beer.

      Liked by 1 person

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