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Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is the epitome of Epic’s IPAs. This hard hitting brew manages to pack a punch while still providing that fantastically complex IPA flavor. Slightly floral aromas hit the nose while resinous flavors dominate the body, finishing with the ideal palate cleansing bitterness.

(Beer added by: BarrelO on 02-10-2011)
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-03-2013 03:12:13 | More by GaToWyo
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-06-2014 02:58:55 | More by mrjedi299
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Yukon (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-29-2014 15:30:34 | More by dads_basement
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jmich24

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-29-2014 05:22:29 | More by jmich24
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-29-2014 02:44:28 | More by Walkerjgt
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Florida9

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow in color. Slight haze. Forms a moderate sized off-white head that slowly reduces to a bubbly ring around the edge. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is a blend of pale malts, resiny pine, and some lesser citrus notes.

T: Taste falls off a bit. Resiny pine aroma turns a bit skunky. Some lighter pale malts...maybe a touch of biscuit. Alcoholic solvency on the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness. Alcoholic spice.

O: A decent, but not overly exciting DIPA with a dearth of hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 01:06:47 | More by Florida9
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-23-2014 01:08:12 | More by Whiskeydeez
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South Carolina

2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a Burnt orange color with slight cloudiness that settles. It has a floral nose, but the alcohol is fairly prominent. The taste is bitter throughout with slight notes of caramel. Calm velvety mouth feel with a sharp lingering bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:10:03 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep cloudy orange with a decent off white head. Smells floral and piney. Tastes bitter with a good malt character that balances out the floral and piney flavors with a nice sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick with a dry finish. Overall this was a solid double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-01-2014 02:04:25 | More by Latarnik
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New York

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Utah

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-27-2014 17:49:21 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazed gold, solid inch of thick, off-white head. The lace is sticky, but sparse.

Floral hops and some grain start the smell, pine and grapefruit follow.

The flavor matches the smell pretty much. Well balanced hops and malts, with a bitter, but not overwhelming finish.

Worth a try if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 03:22:55 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-20-2014 16:29:34 | More by markgugs
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birchstick

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-18-2014 14:22:09 | More by birchstick
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popery

California

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release #33. Pours a medium ambery orange. Quite cloudy. The head is frothy and off-white. Lots of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is big on tangerine, grapefruit, orange and pine hop notes. There's a fairly strong caramel malt character, more sugar than I'd like but it's not too over the top. A little bubblegum-ish. The taste starts off with sugary malt flavor. There's also a good amount of citric hop flavor. Relatively little bitterness, though the finish has a decent bite. Still too much sweetness. Fairly thick feel. Lasting aftertaste. A little more than booze than I'd like but not too bad. It's a fairly sweet DIPA with too much of a bubblegum caramel flavor to it, but it's still rather tasty. The hops are nice, if somewhat unexciting. The malt sweetness is good enough in and of itself, at least. It's just not how I prefer my DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 08:24:19 | More by popery
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Wisconsin

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Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.