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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

644 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 644
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter glass. Release #78

A - The beer was disturbed from the ride home giving the sediment a bit of a jostle resulting in a haze. Golden in color with a two-finger white head that collapsed a little quickly. Sticky lacing all over the glass from a simple swirl.

S - Juicy citrus aroma. Some nuanced tropical fruit. Faint graininess that stays out of the way for the hops.

T - Saturated with hops from the instant it hit. Prickly and resiny pine hop flavors. Some graininess near the finish but is quick. Very extended bitter and hoppy flavors in the aftertaste.

M - Slightly viscous feel early, bitterness was consistent throughout but did get quite astringent. Medium-full body, light carbonation, dry.

O - Not sure quite how fresh this beer is. I did buy it cold but aroma seemed subdued. This is tilting hop heavy even for the style. Drank relatively light for ABV and with deceiving ABV.

Recommendation - At $5.49 a bomber this is hard to beat. Worth a try and does not lack in character.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed over 40 minutes from a goblet after a nitro-tap pour at Magic Mushroom in Herndon, VA. With and without a cheesy appetizer alongside.

This beer is stunning after a nitro-pour. The cascade waves artistically give way to a hazy yellow-tan core kissed with orange sunlight. But it's dense and only about a third of the outer edges in the glass pass light well. The effect is just cool. The head is creamy thick and long lasting, and lacing holds on in thick sheets and clumps.

Scents are muted early, emerging from an almost spicy starting point to reveal more classic hoppy essences. Citrus pulp and tropical fruits, including papua, find their way up with caramel and some bready malts--these likely enhanced by the nitro pour.

The taste is more floral and spicy than it is fruity, and not as bitter as I'd have expected, overall. Carmelized mango in the middle is nice, and a little resin comes through late. The creamy and airy effect of the pour seems to enhance the flavor profile over what others have written about bottle tasting experiences. It's still not a flavor monster, but was enjoyable to drink.

The body is smooth and almost meaty--low on carbonation and creamy from the nitro. Ethanol is hidden from the nose and the mouthfeel. Still not enough depth or length here, though.

I must admit that the most memorable part of this beer experience was watching the evolving nitro pour. But it was also fairly balanced and had some subtle tastes enhanced by the nitro that made the whole drink worth it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours hazy orange, white head, can already smell caramel malt wafting, its nearly visible to the human eye in gaseous form. when you get the nose there, more of the mango and citrus come out. flavor just adds a bit of spicy/grainy dryness. overall balanced, refreshing clean ip

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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

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Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.