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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

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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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deac83

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +1%

08-30-2014 23:54:25 | More by deac83
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-30-2014 02:58:18 | More by Danobold
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-29-2014 03:39:31 | More by gtermi
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-28-2014 00:48:20 | More by zonker17
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mcdsports

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

08-24-2014 01:55:02 | More by mcdsports
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

08-22-2014 08:08:56 | More by crbnfbr
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2014 06:16:26 | More by Tiernan
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humpty1602

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-20-2014 18:13:57 | More by humpty1602
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2014 02:48:18 | More by Sammy
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-07-2014 12:56:01 | More by StoutIrish
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Theniz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-03-2014 04:14:54 | More by Theniz
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-02-2014 18:53:23 | More by mbeerdino21
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Trey0023


3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-30-2014 01:53:32 | More by Trey0023
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2014 15:58:01 | More by TaylorBrake
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%

I believe my tastes have changed, as I really enjoyed this beer according to my previous rating. The beer is decent, but the alcohol comes through more than I'd like and I think detracts from the overall appeal of the beer.

A: yellow to yellow golden, with a nice film of sustaining head, thicker at the edges that yield nice lacing.

S: grainy, hay, meadow. It smells like the part of the brewery where mashing happen - in other words, fresh and spent grain. I get the slightest bit of grapefruit as well.

T: sweet, perhaps a little too much so, little honey-syrup-y along with the grain tastes that I get from the smell. The bitterness is the grapefruit I got in the smell, but the grain (perhaps tanins) and alcohol bite add together with this to cut the opening sweetness. Unfortunately, the combo has a saccharin kind of feel.

M: the beer is quite smooth, but the ending feel is a bit oily.

O: I enjoy front sweetness in a DIPA usually, but this either started too sweet or didn't provide a depth or bitterness to counter it. I assume I had a fresh offering, but perhaps not. I probably need to give this one more try to see if my previous higher rating or this one is more appropriate.

07-27-2014 20:31:15 | More by cjgiant
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-22-2014 23:35:53 | More by afsdan
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aklude

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-16-2014 09:11:23 | More by aklude
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 22:45:39 | More by DenverHopHead
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mrjedi299

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-06-2014 02:58:55 | More by mrjedi299
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-02-2014 01:30:44 | More by DuffBeer14
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Dubs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2014 20:18:02 | More by Dubs
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-29-2014 05:22:29 | More by jmich24
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

06-27-2014 01:06:47 | More by Florida9
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Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.