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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: 34 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #30:

APPEARANCE: Bright orange and cloudy with a big, fluffy, white head that very slowly recedes, leaving a ring of lacing on its way down. Cloudy is actually the wrong word, the Hopulent is very opaque. I cannot see my finger on the other side of the glass.

SMELL: All the requisite IPA aromas are present in this beer – grapefruit, pine and a little tropical fruit. Solid smell.

TASTE: A slightly sweet grapefruit and lemon flavor lead the way here while a spicy and piney middle lead to a bitter finish with a nice, hoppy bite. The tail end also leaves a trace of anise.

MOUTHFEEL: Light and crisp, but also dry and smooth despite the fairly solid carbonation. This is a refreshing brew.

OVERALL: The Hopulent IPA is a strong example of a West Coast IPA. Lighter in body, but still rich in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 07:04:18 | More by StoneTSR
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jpro

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz poured into a Duvel tulip (Release #70 - 8.5%abv)

A: Copper; light beige, two-finger, pillowy head; nice retention leaves some sugary lace with a few thicker chunks.

S: Piney hop aroma; resin; perhaps some toasted malt.

T: Light caramel and toasted malt; resiny hops; not too much going on, but good.

M: Medium-light feel; high carbonation; lasting bitter; less feel than I’d like.

O: A nice IPA; wonder if it changes much from year to year? Good change from citrusy IPA’s; nice drinkability - I’d have it again.

*from notes: 01.17.14

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:20:42 | More by jpro
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-10-2014 21:23:42 | More by HoppySeb
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2012 19:36:59 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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gtcrispy

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2013 04:58:11 | More by gtcrispy
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GilGarp

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Hopulent is a hazy color color. The head is not that thick but it lasts and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is somewhat hoppy but not all that intense or fresh smelling. For a double IPA, it really lacks here.

Flavor is citrusy and bitter with a slight roasty quality. If my eyes were closed, I might think it was a black IPA. Grapefruit and other citrus rind or pith makes for a bitter beer. The alcohol is strong though and at times it reminds me of orange vodka.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Balance is ok but alcohol is too hot.

Overall a below-average DIPA unfortunately. So many good ones out there and this one doesn't stack up.

Okay, maybe I didn't give this one a fair shake on the original review. I re-visited this beer tonight.

Batch #24 (brewed 7/5/11) and enjoyed about 3 months later on 10/6. Great appearance with thick long-lasting head and lots of lace. Aroma is very hoppy, nicely done. The flavor is bitter but somewhat balanced, lots of hop flavor, well rounded. Good mouthfeel and drinkability considering the ABV. Overall a solid DIPA and not below average as I originally suggested. Scores adjusted.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 01:43:59 | More by GilGarp
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andrew8626

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-16-2013 04:11:56 | More by jaydoc
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-05-2011 05:41:48 | More by tclapper
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humulus

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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LamboBrewpants

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Laklimell

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Buannaich

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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JWing

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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devilben02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-09-2012 04:46:38 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Switzerland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.