Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.69/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
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
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
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.