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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

598 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

1jstafan, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Psberrier, Jul 25, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

The Hopulent is an excellent drinkable IPA. I'm trying it in Park City, Utah. The beer poured a cloudy orange with froathy white head that is lacing nicely. The scent was fresh hop that leaned toward pine and orange peel. The taste was fresh hop bitter through the entire drink...with touches of pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer and highly recommended.

WoodBrew, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

afsdan, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

eawolff99, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Tanger112, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dcisco44, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

MSandahl23, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Fitzpat4, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

aklude, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

brpendergast85, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

On nitro tap at The Pint in West Lafayette, IN.

Reddish pour with a medium-sized, rocky head.

Smells earthy with some light, sharp nodes of citrus hops poking through. Not really strong or complex, but that might be because nitro tends to mute aromas (seriously, guys, can we stop it with the nitro pours for beers that aren't dry stouts?)

Tastes like it smells--a weakly flavored IPA with decent balance. Apparently the commercial description for this brew claims it has "excessive hops," which I think it grounds for a lawsuit. The hops would have maybe--maybe--seemed excessive in the mid-80s.

The lack of a hop explosion isn't a bad thing, of course. Often, it can be godsend. But you have to wonder exactly what Epic was going for with this IPA. It's drinkable, certainly, but I seriously doubt this is what they were intending to brew.

mynie, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Theniz, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Bross771, Jul 12, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev +0.3%

DenverHopHead, Jul 07, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%

Nitro pour...

A: pours pretty cloudy, dirty yellow once settled. Obviously with nitro, significant sustaining head and a lot of lacing

S: kinda weak in this pour, kinda earthy and maybe slightly herbal

T: taste starts out a little full, but I think that of a lot of nitro pours. The beer seems to be tending towards a west coast in the sense it starts bitter (with little malt character), however the hops are far from overpowering. The taste is actually a little tropical to begin, papaya and maybe a little coconut against the herbs/dirt similar to the smell. The taste slowly transitions into a dryer finish, letting go of whatever fruit flavors I initially perceived.

M: obviously smooth from the nitro, but a flatter carbonation as is also typical to me. Decent dryness, flavors encompass the mouth.

O: need to re-review a non-nitro version. This seems like it could be a little more than a standard IPA, but I feel it's never going to really jump in rating much above average.

cjgiant, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Mebuzzard, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mattyb79, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Williaar, Jul 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Dubs, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jdevoss, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Zekelhansen, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

vhmf1978, Jun 28, 2014
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.