Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
My first time having a cask beer. Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Almost an opaque light brown with a small off white head that stuck around.
Aroma: Not too much there. Sort of west coast in the hop notes. Makes me excited to try it.
Taste: Wasn't expecting it to be so malty. Served above usual beer temperature so that really let the caramel malt come through. Also some orange peel taste. Good bitterness from the hops. The malt really takes center stage here.
Mouthfeel: So smooth! Almost like a nitro-tap making it very drinkable as well.
Final Thoughts: Really lucky to get this on cask. The malt overtones make this one slightly more complex than the average American IPA but the hops keep it in that style nicely.
Serving type: cask
08-13-2012 05:36:27 | More by JamesMN
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2.95/5 rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Got this at Whole Foods in DC. Release 78. From notes.
A - Poured slightly dark gold and bright. Good carbonation with two fingers of thick fluffy off white head. Great lace rings and a half finger of retention.
S - Citrus, sweet syrup, pineapple core, sweet malt.
T - Booze up front, prickly pineapple, sweet fruit, pine resin, alcohol was a bit much.
M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, boozy resinous finish was a bit harsh.
O/D - Too much for me. Possibly too old but the booze wasn't hidden at all and it makes it harsh with the hops. Hard to finish.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 00:33:22 | More by tbeckett
3.74/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bomber with no date. it's hopulent release #66, so after i look it up i find out it's a year old. that's why it was so cheap.
crack it open and smell the dank vegetal scent of a hop cone's armpit. see the unfiltered goodness and foamy head. taste the boozy hop juice, and wish it were fresher.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 03:14:13 | More by jimmah120
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
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