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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

550 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 37 | 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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mtbdonn

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Beers of Europe, England poured into a tulip;
A-Pours a bright orange and topped by a small, bubbly off white head of foam that settles quickly and leaves spots of lace on the glass.
A-The aroma is very fresh showing notes of bitter grapefruit and orange hops along with dank, grassy characters.
S-The base is made up of toffee malts which adds a touch of sweetness, but the hops are the driving force.
T-The flavor follows suit and is dominated by the grassy and citrus hops bitterness, which adds a nice dryness to the mouthfeel. Some cereal grains and the toffee malt add balance, but the hops are still the dominating factor.
M-Medium bodied, crisp, and dry on the palate with ample carbonation that finishes clean and refreshing.
O-This is a nice, easy drinking IPA, but falls short of upper ecehlon DIPA’s to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 20:42:43 | More by mtbdonn
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The Hopulent is an excellent drinkable IPA. I'm trying it in Park City, Utah. The beer poured a cloudy orange with froathy white head that is lacing nicely. The scent was fresh hop that leaned toward pine and orange peel. The taste was fresh hop bitter through the entire drink...with touches of pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer and highly recommended.

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Reddish pour with a medium-sized, rocky head.

Smells earthy with some light, sharp nodes of citrus hops poking through. Not really strong or complex, but that might be because nitro tends to mute aromas (seriously, guys, can we stop it with the nitro pours for beers that aren't dry stouts?)

Tastes like it smells--a weakly flavored IPA with decent balance. Apparently the commercial description for this brew claims it has "excessive hops," which I think it grounds for a lawsuit. The hops would have maybe--maybe--seemed excessive in the mid-80s.

The lack of a hop explosion isn't a bad thing, of course. Often, it can be godsend. But you have to wonder exactly what Epic was going for with this IPA. It's drinkable, certainly, but I seriously doubt this is what they were intending to brew.

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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.

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Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.