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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 588
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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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2014 04:06:28 | More by brpendergast85
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mynie

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

On nitro tap at The Pint in West Lafayette, IN.

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.

07-14-2014 16:45:29 | More by mynie
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Theniz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 19:18:01 | More by Theniz
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Bross771


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2014 22:22:49 | More by Bross771
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

07-07-2014 22:42:23 | More by DenverHopHead
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%

Nitro pour...

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.

O: need to re-review a non-nitro version. This seems like it could be a little more than a standard IPA, but I feel it's never going to really jump in rating much above average.

07-07-2014 19:47:55 | More by cjgiant
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-07-2014 01:30:54 | More by GClarkage
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 16:22:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-04-2014 21:49:43 | More by Mattyb79
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Williaar

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-03-2014 19:33:35 | More by Williaar
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Dubs

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

06-30-2014 20:18:30 | More by Dubs
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Jdevoss


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-29-2014 22:15:58 | More by Jdevoss
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Zekelhansen


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-29-2014 02:45:51 | More by Zekelhansen
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-29-2014 02:23:12 | More by Walkerjgt
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +5%

06-28-2014 21:24:58 | More by vhmf1978
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-27-2014 19:04:07 | More by sammyg832
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a hazy dull orange hue. Nose expresses citrus, an herbal character and an earthiness. Taste follows nose with an earthy, medicinal and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to medium) with a lively carbonation. Overall, a decent brew, but a bit too earthy and bitter.

06-27-2014 01:30:23 | More by Jwale73
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

06-25-2014 22:29:33 | More by JothHu
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bcuz7

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

06-25-2014 15:58:48 | More by bcuz7
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david18

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

06-21-2014 13:50:00 | More by david18
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barryjg

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

06-19-2014 02:17:54 | More by barryjg
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CBalicki

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-18-2014 14:47:35 | More by CBalicki
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-17-2014 20:41:31 | More by Gatordaddy
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-16-2014 14:23:43 | More by ncstateplaya
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-14-2014 21:17:16 | More by kenzilka007
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.