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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

665 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 23
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-27-2010

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!
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro pour @ Bar Gernika Boise ID. Served in a tulip snifter.

A: Attractive hazy orange colored body, with great head from the nitro and epic rings of lacing on the glass.

S: Muted at first, but there is a decent amount of tropical fruit and orange character buried along with some sweeter malt notes, possibly caramel.

T: Floral sensation of overripe fruit; peach, mango, tropical fruit, some orange/orange peel, some caramel in a malty backbone that shines through the hops. Bitterness is low for a DIPA.

MF: Smooth body, lower carbonation but creamy from the nitro. Tough to judge the heft with the nitro but its fairly medium bodied. No alcohol detected.

O: A more balanced offering for a hop-forward beer. Definitely decent, but not really memorable.

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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've only ever had this beer on nitro (it's the "go to" nitro tap at Bru Grill & Market in Lake Forest) and it's been exceptional in that format. Very creamy mouthfeel with a well balanced bitterness. When served on nitro, this is definitely an above average beer.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Beers of Europe, England poured into a tulip;
A-Pours a bright orange and topped by a small, bubbly off white head of foam that settles quickly and leaves spots of lace on the glass.
A-The aroma is very fresh showing notes of bitter grapefruit and orange hops along with dank, grassy characters.
S-The base is made up of toffee malts which adds a touch of sweetness, but the hops are the driving force.
T-The flavor follows suit and is dominated by the grassy and citrus hops bitterness, which adds a nice dryness to the mouthfeel. Some cereal grains and the toffee malt add balance, but the hops are still the dominating factor.
M-Medium bodied, crisp, and dry on the palate with ample carbonation that finishes clean and refreshing.
O-This is a nice, easy drinking IPA, but falls short of upper ecehlon DIPA’s to me.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

For some reason this has one of the most beautiful tall, creamy white heads. Beer itself is a hazed glowing amber. A classic in appearance.

What I especially like is the big flowery aroma that follows through in the initial perfumey taste. Melon, dried pineapple, and some piney hops. Just sweet enough with honest malt flavor. Mellow rather than acidic. Seems to avoid most of the excessive sharp, sweet, or bitter flavors that plague this style. Definitely one of my favorite DIPAs, now that I finally get around to tasting it. But it is plenty bitter, it's just part of the long, interesting complexity.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at the lovely state liquor store in Salt Lake. This label says Release #54 and the ABV is 8.9%. Epic is one of the breweries that I happily try everything that shows up (unless, of course, it's sulking on the warm shelves at Total Wine).

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.