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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

534 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT!

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-27-2010)
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Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 147 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Release #59

Served in a Port City tulip.

A: Poured a beautiful, bright orange color, extremely murky (yah for unfiltered!) and about a finger or so frothy white head that had tremendous staying power.

S: Fresh, clean linen, along with some orange juice, Pixie Stick dust, and a good bit of melted lollipop.

T: Kinda boozy but not too bad, however, the flavor was a bit off. I would have preferred a bit more grapefruit burn and less raw bitterness.

M: The sweetness was kept in check and the bitterness was teetering on the verge of being offensive, but not quite. Lotsa lacing.

O: There wasn't much wrong with this, but overall it wasn't memorable.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:05:41 | More by Chaney
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 22:42:23 | More by DenverHopHead
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro pour...

A: pours pretty cloudy, dirty yellow once settled. Obviously with nitro, significant sustaining head and a lot of lacing

S: kinda weak in this pour, kinda earthy and maybe slightly herbal

T: taste starts out a little full, but I think that of a lot of nitro pours. The beer seems to be tending towards a west coast in the sense it starts bitter (with little malt character), however the hops are far from overpowering. The taste is actually a little tropical to begin, papaya and maybe a little coconut against the herbs/dirt similar to the smell. The taste slowly transitions into a dryer finish, letting go of whatever fruit flavors I initially perceived.

M: obviously smooth from the nitro, but a flatter carbonation as is also typical to me. Decent dryness, flavors encompass the mouth.

O: need to re-review a non-nitro version. This seems like it could be a little more than a standard IPA, but I feel it's never going to really jump in rating much above average.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-07-2014 19:47:55 | More by cjgiant
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dull orange hue. Nose expresses citrus, an herbal character and an earthiness. Taste follows nose with an earthy, medicinal and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to medium) with a lively carbonation. Overall, a decent brew, but a bit too earthy and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 01:30:23 | More by Jwale73
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 22:29:33 | More by JothHu
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bcuz7

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2014 02:17:54 | More by barryjg
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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brett_arneson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Czequershuus

Minnesota

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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Release #81 (bottled 11/12/13 - special edition featuring lemondrop hops)

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice bubble show and a two inch head; decent retention and lacing

Smell: Sugarcake malts buttress the tropical fruit, lemon and grapefruit tones

Taste: Sugarcakes, up front, with the hops building through the middle, bringing tropical fruit (guava and pineapple) along with grapefruit and lemon tones; after the swallow, the sweetness dominates though the hops do their level best to keep up

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a six month old DIPA, the hops have held up rather well but there still is more malty sweetness than I prefer

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:00:06 | More by brentk56
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Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.