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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 53 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Very hazy. Amber/orange. Finger off white head. Head is creamy. Moderate retention. Great lacing. Carbonation appears minimal.

S: Big malt presence hear. Caramel, toffee, bready. Hops give a big splurge of orange pith. Tangerine, slight spiciness.

T: Malt dominant, for sure. Grain dominant specifically. Lacks the sweetness component, but more than makes up for it in graininess. Hops at play are mildly citric, with orange and grapefruit. Bitterness is very floral in nature. Honeysuckle, rose water. Slightly soapy finish, with a tangerine juice aftertaste.

M: Silky, luxurious. Hell, I'd go so far as to call this creamy. Big malts give this one body and the subtle carbonation keeps it balanced.

O: This beer is solid. Lacks complexity, but the foundation is well laid. I probably won't purchase this again, as nothing wows me. That being said, I'm not dissapointed in spending my money on it.

McStagger, May 18, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this at Whole Foods in DC. Release 78. From notes.

A - Poured slightly dark gold and bright. Good carbonation with two fingers of thick fluffy off white head. Great lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Citrus, sweet syrup, pineapple core, sweet malt.

T - Booze up front, prickly pineapple, sweet fruit, pine resin, alcohol was a bit much.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, boozy resinous finish was a bit harsh.

O/D - Too much for me. Possibly too old but the booze wasn't hidden at all and it makes it harsh with the hops. Hard to finish.

tbeckett, Apr 16, 2014
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.