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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

642 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 21
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of Joebraggot
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Chill hazed orange colored beer with a tall off-white colored head.

Smells malty and hoppy not super strong on either. Scents of toffee candy and strong tea. Scents of cedar wood and pine.

Starts out toffee with a bitter finish. Strong tea along with the caramel and toffee flavors. Bitterness level is medium. Chest warming betrays the alcohol level but you can't taste any. Minorly bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall not that outstanding.

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GlassHalfFull
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber

A - murky orange, thick foamy head with peeling lacing

S - pine, a tad orange-ish. Not as hoppy as I expected

T- bitter, hop forward initially, but finishes dull with a bit if dish soap aftertaste.

M - thick for an IPA. A little too much carbonation for me. Still hung up on the finish.

O - solid IPA, but with an unrefined finish. Would have again if nothing else better was available. But, a bit off from being a serious contender.

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LuauLarry
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Buannaich
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of lochef81
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful copper color with a nice head and substantial lacing. Has very little aroma but still smells fresh and hoppy. This ends the positive notes. The flavor of the beer is lack luster. The hops promised on the bottle are subtle at best and there is no complexity of flavor. It drinks easily but not pleasurably. For such a fresh ipa this should taste so much sharper and pleasant but unfortunately it tastes tired and flat. Will not be trying this one again.

Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DownInToMyBelly
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on nitro at Ground Control in Goodyear. Liked it much better than out of the bottle. The creaminess from the nitro really balanced well with the bitterness and brought out the citrus notes.

Great lacing on the glass, and a very smooth mouthfeel.

I'll definitely look for this one on nitro again.

Photo of mikerieder
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of richkrull
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.