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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 53 | 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 CBalicki
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CBalicki, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Gatordaddy, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kenzilka007, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

brett_arneson, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Czequershuus, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Release #81 (bottled 11/12/13 - special edition featuring lemondrop hops)

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice bubble show and a two inch head; decent retention and lacing

Smell: Sugarcake malts buttress the tropical fruit, lemon and grapefruit tones

Taste: Sugarcakes, up front, with the hops building through the middle, bringing tropical fruit (guava and pineapple) along with grapefruit and lemon tones; after the swallow, the sweetness dominates though the hops do their level best to keep up

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a six month old DIPA, the hops have held up rather well but there still is more malty sweetness than I prefer

brentk56, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

brandon911, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of cfitterer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cfitterer, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at 41F poured into a tulip. Label says it's release #81, 8.5% alc/vol, SLC#1266.

Pours pretty clear amber/golden with a smallish white head which fades slowly. Fair amount of fine active carbonation. Smell is mild and floral, grassy.

Taste is bitter, piney, slight grapefruit rind. Something slightly fruity.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium. Overall, it's a nice, solid beer.

snaotheus, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of RBuckley73
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RBuckley73, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of richj1970
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden orange with fluffy nitro head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Caramel malts with some faint citrus notes. Tangerine and grapefruit.

T: Pine resin, and bitter hops. Light citrus with orange being most dominant. Breads.

M: Medium body with a nice creamy finish. I think more IPA's should be done on nitro for the mouthfeel alone.

O: Interesting brew. I was expecting a touch sweeter and more citrus.

richj1970, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

moshea, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MrBIP, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a bright cloudy orange color with one finger of clumpy white head. Light lacing left behind.

Aroma of caramel malts and very light citrus notes.

Tasted of caramel malts and lighter orange and grapefruit notes. Had a bitter bite to it which lingered through the finish.

Medium bodied and slightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

More malt-driven than hoppy which wasn't expected from a name like Hopulent.

Monkeyknife, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dcbeers, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

RBorsato, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Nmgreen, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mpalestino, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Zachtheporter, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

aasher, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

hbchrisg, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JerseyHopHead, May 24, 2014
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.