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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

629 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 21
Gots: 57 | 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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Ratings: 629 | Reviews: 152 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

famous_mortimur, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tyleeis, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of jpro
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz poured into a Duvel tulip (Release #70 - 8.5%abv)

A: Copper; light beige, two-finger, pillowy head; nice retention leaves some sugary lace with a few thicker chunks.

S: Piney hop aroma; resin; perhaps some toasted malt.

T: Light caramel and toasted malt; resiny hops; not too much going on, but good.

M: Medium-light feel; high carbonation; lasting bitter; less feel than I’d like.

O: A nice IPA; wonder if it changes much from year to year? Good change from citrusy IPA’s; nice drinkability - I’d have it again.

*from notes: 01.17.14

jpro, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BigGold, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

lonewolfcry, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

AnalogErik, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

bpfrush, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

UltimateLivewire, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Drew26, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Metaltildeath, Jan 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Joebraggot, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

brbrocc, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Booner818, Jan 26, 2014
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.

Zorro, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Modernrickk, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Rutager, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

timontheroad, Jan 18, 2014
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.

GlassHalfFull, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

teamwiggum, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kevin79, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

LuauLarry, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Buannaich, Dec 22, 2013
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.

lochef81, Dec 22, 2013
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.