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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

587 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | 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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himynameisping

California

4/5  rDev +5%

10-05-2013 09:26:07 | More by himynameisping
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

10-04-2013 20:44:09 | More by Hanselpb
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clayrock81

Virginia

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
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-03-2013 05:52:25 | More by MinorThreat
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

09-30-2013 04:21:02 | More by shagal
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

09-29-2013 22:00:00 | More by bigbeers84
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-28-2013 05:55:36 | More by shelby415
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-27-2013 17:55:43 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-26-2013 22:08:15 | More by IDABEERGUY
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RinZo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-23-2013 21:17:10 | More by RinZo
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

09-22-2013 23:11:16 | More by kwa357
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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

09-22-2013 00:19:04 | More by Cooper
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-19-2013 00:04:07 | More by thinwhiteduke
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

09-18-2013 21:40:39 | More by tommy5
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

09-13-2013 04:55:52 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-11-2013 01:30:28 | More by Irish12
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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
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ArrogantB

Colorado

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
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deereless

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

09-08-2013 02:51:29 | More by deereless
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backslide311

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-02-2013 09:31:12 | More by backslide311
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

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
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

08-27-2013 01:47:36 | More by AnitaBrewski
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stuart3368

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-25-2013 15:41:42 | More by stuart3368
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ajmitch4

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-25-2013 00:08:15 | More by ajmitch4
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rawfish

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-24-2013 18:01:34 | More by rawfish
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.