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Hopulent IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

536 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 35 | 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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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-24-2014 01:57:51 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2014 18:53:57 | More by Hendrick24
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dank203

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 21:32:59 | More by dank203
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-20-2014 02:32:24 | More by MeisterMayhem
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-19-2014 05:19:45 | More by dheacck11
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-17-2014 22:39:34 | More by jaymo18
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BMos

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-16-2014 19:01:19 | More by BMos
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-16-2014 01:49:57 | More by famous_mortimur
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-16-2014 01:06:45 | More by tyleeis
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jpro

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +5%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:20:42 | More by jpro
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-12-2014 20:09:22 | More by BigGold
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-09-2014 20:21:48 | More by Smarty_Pints
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-09-2014 07:44:23 | More by lonewolfcry
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-09-2014 04:02:46 | More by AnalogErik
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-07-2014 04:15:40 | More by bpfrush
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-07-2014 02:44:13 | More by UltimateLivewire
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-03-2014 20:00:31 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-01-2014 03:45:18 | More by Drew26
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Metaltildeath

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-30-2014 14:06:32 | More by Metaltildeath
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Joebraggot

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-29-2014 00:34:14 | More by Joebraggot
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-26-2014 23:05:47 | More by brbrocc
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2014 05:55:01 | More by Booner818
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Zorro

California

3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Chill hazed orange colored beer with a tall off-white colored head.

Smells malty and hoppy not super strong on either. Scents of toffee candy and strong tea. Scents of cedar wood and pine.

Starts out toffee with a bitter finish. Strong tea along with the caramel and toffee flavors. Bitterness level is medium. Chest warming betrays the alcohol level but you can't taste any. Minorly bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall not that outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:36:56 | More by Zorro
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-25-2014 17:46:10 | More by Modernrickk
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-19-2014 00:21:25 | More by Rutager
Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.