Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured a dark golden body which was a little cloudy and had some lace patches/ring on top of a hoppy, citrusy aroma, that had some light fruit sweetnes (tropical?) and a touch of sweet malt. Medium-bodied with slight chewiness thanks to some bread malt, there is some minor malt and fruity sweetness packed in with a pronounced dry citric hop edge and finishes smooth and clean. A good IPA but at times it either came across a little bitter or or harsh so knocked a few points.
10-04-2013 12:53:47 | More by clayrock81
3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
Bomber > Pint Glass
Split with my dad, Batch #52, so its rather old, wish I woulda known
A - Pours a completely cloudy orange color, nice two finger head, thick lacing.
S - Lots of sweet hop dank aroma here, orange juice, pine, grapefruit, a sweet almost candy kinda malt.
T - Taste is sweet and tart, at first then its creamy sweet caramel malt, almost milky, finishes more on the tart side, a little acidity.
M - Medium on feel, kinda sticky and acidic feel, and a little metallic aftertaste.
O - This grew on me as it warmed up, I would have much rather tried it fresh, I'll keep an eye on batch number for the future, though the concept is cool, they shouldnt produce these under a permanent moniker, gets confusing for a first time buyer such as myself.
09-09-2013 22:43:18 | More by Omnium
2.75/5 rDev -27.8%
22oz bottle of batch #73 $5.99. This was brewed here in Denver and uses Mosaic hops. It smells like piss. Cat piss actually. No, it smells like a cat's litter box that has been pissed in because I also detected a hint of cat shit in the aroma. As you can guess this beer smells bad. Orange color, translucent mostly, good head. The aroma is just too much for me, made me not want to drink the beer. Flavor was ok but was more fruit than ammonia or cat pee. Overall, its good this beer is priced low because it just wasn't very good. No repeat purchases for me and my second let-down from Epic's new Denver brewery.
09-08-2013 17:24:01 | More by ArrogantB
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
22 oz bottle poured into a IPA glass. Release #67 (recipe varies between batches). Mosaic hops. No date on bottle. 8.4% ABV.
A - Light head. Golden orange. Distinct lines of carbonation. Upon first pour, cloudy/translucent. Upon 2nd pour, looked like a snowglobe in my glass. Heavy sediment composed of large flakes. Don't mind unfiltered, but this was over the top. Nice lacing as liquid recedes.
S - Wow. Very fragrant. Top flight beer if judged on smell alone. Mango hits you in the nose followed by grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruit.
T - Bitterness up front. Other flavors less pronounced... grapefruit rind, lemon, and honey. Bitterness does not last.
M - Nothing remarkable, but not unpleasant. More carbonation may improve. Weak consistency.
O - Incomplete beer. Has some characteristics of a great beer, but inconsistent in some areas. Confused as to how recipe changes but naming convention remains the same. Not a good marketing strategy.
08-30-2013 01:19:16 | More by Duane_Opfer
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.