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Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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87
very good

228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
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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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +29.2%

09-13-2012 06:22:56 | More by Travisnin
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-17-2011 21:43:05 | More by Lantern
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-12-2013 18:27:32 | More by tfsimpkins
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Keyes88

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-20-2011 03:50:08 | More by Keyes88
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-28-2012 01:09:40 | More by BellsFan
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-01-2013 22:33:07 | More by oldedog
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-16-2012 14:37:43 | More by jriggins6
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JosephShestka

District of Columbia

4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer Lenin would like (in an alternate timeline). It is a big beer with an assertive hoppy bite. I recommend pairing with a sharp white cheddar or an especially funky Herve. Definitely not for starters, most starting drinkers will bind this brew too assertive. That's okay. Don't try this beer until you are ready.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 03:22:32 | More by JosephShestka
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-22-2013 17:02:33 | More by rmtaggart
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kdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-03-2012 05:13:09 | More by kdown
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DanL133

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-23-2011 01:37:36 | More by DanL133
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-22-2011 09:42:01 | More by Ohiovania
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-30-2013 00:18:49 | More by craftbeerasian
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Bagoosh

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-21-2012 03:02:29 | More by Bagoosh
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-27-2013 23:52:23 | More by Molson2000
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-05-2012 22:44:22 | More by TequilaTom
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MarkGleason

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-20-2012 19:32:12 | More by MarkGleason
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-05-2012 01:19:08 | More by Kenai4
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pixieskid

Germany

4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 13, ABV listed at 9.6%

Brought this bomber back from my recent visit to AZ. So far, I've been pretty impressed with EPIC. I've had the Sour Apple Saison, Brainless on Peaches, and now their Imperial IPA.

Upon cracking the bottle, an "epic" aroma of graprefruit permeates throughout my kitchen.
Pours a very hazy, deep orange, with a solid 3 finger head...lingers for some time.
Aroma; big citrus and floral notes.
Taste; strong citrus (candied orange and grapefruit) with a nice caramel back. Undertones of zesty herbal hops, finishing with a little alcohol burn and strong abrasive grapefruit bitterness.

Overall; raw, aggressive, tons of hops...just what I needed!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:16:20 | More by pixieskid
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: a dark golden copper with a nice head that sticks to the glass all the way down,
Smell: Hops, hops and more hops along with a faint citrus, malty smell
Taste: A nice malty, pine and hops taste. Smooth with a bitter hop finish. Citrus undertones
A great IPA which I highly recommend. The 9.3% ABV can be deceiving as the alcohol taste is minimal.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 03:19:25 | More by rwrk42
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Avast


4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite IPA from Epic. Beautiful yellow hue color. Beautiful Cenntenial hop smell and taste; SO fruity and floral. Complex, yet simple grain bill adds a smooth elegance to the bitterness of the hop profile. If I had the money I would by cases of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 22:18:05 | More by Avast
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yup, it's a double alright. I usually over rate these of my favorite style and this is no exception. But it is really good. It has the appropriate hoppy aroma, taste and aftertaste. All good with no errors. Not much in the way of superflous flavors, just hops and malt, and it works.

This is my second Epic and both have been top of the line brews and top of the line drinking experiences.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 21:31:12 | More by schoolboy
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gford217

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Batch 14.

Pours a hazy orange amber with a big sticky beige head that leaves good lacing.

Aroma is mainly grapefruit and lemongrass. There is some sugary sweet malts in the background and some subtle resinous pine.

Taste is hoppy and full of juicy citrus up front. A nice grapefruit bitterness especially but with a sweet malty backbone. The finish is bitter but with lots of alcohol burn.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and really sticky on the palate with hop resin lingering with the boozy burn.

I'm impressed with this beer. A big juicy citrus-filled DIPA that remains fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:00:40 | More by gford217
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Picked up in a local shop as I continue my quest to work my way through the Epic lineup. I'm going to keep buying them as long as they stay this good. Batch #4 @ 9.9% ABV, per the website brewed in late April. Split in two & shared with my working wife.

Pour is an unfiltered orange, I can barely see my forefinger on the other side of the glass. Smell came at me with a crowbar immediately upon the pour with a bitter vengeance. No need to ask the style once you sniff this beer's butt.

This IIPA defines the style & takes off from there. Oily & resinous doesn't quite do it, it's more like pine sap with tar added. The hops ooze into the system with style & grace: bitter grapefruit, pine, more bitterness. A light touch with the malts is perfect, just enough sweet to complement the sap but not enough to take anything away from this bitter character.

Excellent beer. This is not only a Polaroid of a lovely IIPA, it sets the mouthfeel on fire with thickness that doesn't cloy or detract from center stage. Another superbly crafted beer. This is one damn fine brewery!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:53:29 | More by maximum12
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Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.