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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 21
Gots: 59 | 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: 632 | Reviews: 152 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of soroka24
4/5  rDev +5%

soroka24, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow to orange in color with very light notes of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a two finger tall creamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film with a large thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Very significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of caramel and bready malts upfront in the aroma of this beer but the dominant smell is that of the hops. There is a strong presence of grapefruit/citrus hops with a moderate amount of pine/resin hops and light notes of herbal hops.

T: Like the smell, this beer starts out with the flavors of bready and caramel malts with some light to moderate amounts of sweetness. On top of the malts, there is a significant flavor of grapefruit/citrus hops and a light amount of pine/resin and herbal hops. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and light alcohol heat in the finish.

O: Another good beer from this brewery, I have been impressed with this brewery from Utah's offerings. There is a very nice hop smell and taste but the beer is not overly bitter - fairly easy to drink and the alcohol is mostly hidden.

dbrauneis, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DaveStroud, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #37 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

I feel like this is the IPA I have been wanting to try, here in Utah. It's got the punch of flavor and hops all up in your mouth. That west coast kind of thing that, well, I kind of come to expect for the style. It's certainly not smooth or elegant, or exhibiting much subtlety, but I think it is pretty well done.

RblWthACoz, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Molson2000, Sep 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

buckywarren, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Brutesling57, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of zebnolsen
4/5  rDev +5%

zebnolsen, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of begforme4484
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bright straw color with a bit of cloudiness. Off white head that laced and retained decently.

Citrus and pine overwhelm most other scents, very straight forward west coast scent.

Great citrus hop profile. A decent bready backing finished off by a sticky pine resin.

Medium carb and medium to full bodied. A tad warm from the abv, but solid.

begforme4484, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of argenti44
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light yellow/tan straw color with a slight milky hue. Off white head that held and left a nice lace on the pilsner glass it was served in.

S: Pine and citrus are the most prevalent smell.

T: Initially a citrus flavor of grapefruit followed by a mild malt bready taste ending with a strong hoppy sticky pine flavor finish out the flavor profile.

M: Not too heavy but but full bodied with a mild warmth from the alcohol.

I loved this beer I want more. I had it with a great burger at Stout Burgers and Beer in Studio City, CA. One of the best beers I've had in quite a while. This beer is tasty and medium bodied with a great hop profile. Did not taste like the typical run of the mill IPA's being put out by every craft brewery. Hopulent IPA hit all the benchmarks for an excellent IPA. Run and get one you won't be disappointed.

argenti44, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Peller80, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice balanced IPA.
A bit of citrus meets sticky pine to the nose.
Flavor comes through similarly, with a bit of bready maltiness to balance it out, yey still hoppy overall.
Finish is clean with a piney meets sweet slick follow.
Mouthfeel was very much where I like an IPA, not chewy, but with a bit of heft.

All in all, a very nice IPA.

2beerdogs, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - bright orangish yellow with a soft, white head

S - bread, pineapple, grapefruit, some alcohol

T - grapefruit, pineapple, bread, cake batter, sweet, mildly bitter; perfect balance

M - medium bodied, warming alcohol, smooth, well carbonated

This was really an awesome beer. The hops are intense, the malt is solid, and the balance is superb. I really enjoyed this one. I recommend it!

tdm168, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

IlPostino, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

aflies, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jtd335, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

herman77, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first time having a cask beer. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Almost an opaque light brown with a small off white head that stuck around.

Aroma: Not too much there. Sort of west coast in the hop notes. Makes me excited to try it.

Taste: Wasn't expecting it to be so malty. Served above usual beer temperature so that really let the caramel malt come through. Also some orange peel taste. Good bitterness from the hops. The malt really takes center stage here.

Mouthfeel: So smooth! Almost like a nitro-tap making it very drinkable as well.

Final Thoughts: Really lucky to get this on cask. The malt overtones make this one slightly more complex than the average American IPA but the hops keep it in that style nicely.

JamesMN, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a deep hazy orange, I was watching Harry Potter at the time and it really does look like butterbeer. Creamy, long-lasting white head, sticky lace.

S: Pine resin, grapefruit, orange zest.

T: Pine heavy, pink grapefruit, heavy on citrus. Classic DIPA flavours. Still has some malt character so not totally West Coast.

M: Medium to full-bodied, crisp, tingling, with a hint of acidity.

O: A solid DIPA, it does go throught the motions a bit, but there are some stellar parts especially in the mouthfeel.

Halcyondays, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

kendellmarie, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

mhaugo, Aug 06, 2012
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.