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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
THE BROS
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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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bum732

Lesotho

2.86/5  rDev -25.9%

S: Faint grassy and grapfruit peel like hops. Fresh cut hay, slight maltiness.

L: Very hazy peach colored, white creamy head that dissipates. Solid lacing.

T: Sharp, grapefruit like hoppiness followed by some light malt sweetness. Medium bitterness with an almost cream-soda like malt backbone. Very grapfruit, pithy hop taste, fairly sharp. Finishes quite dry with some hop sharpness.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

Pretty mediocre for the style.

05-09-2013 02:21:58 | More by bum732
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2013 02:28:25 | More by azdback
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

22oz bottle, volume #16, from Drake's Party Center in Kalamazoo.

Pours murky gold with an orangey hue and an inch-plus head of bone. Plenty of spongy lacework and a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Piney hops with bready malt and some wet cardboard on the nose. A hint of forest floor and honey-drizzled paper follow through.

Medium bodied with a slick, tacky mouthfeel.

The palate leads off with sweet, doughy malt and pine resin. Hints of grapefruit and citrus fruit follow through.

Finishes with a mild bitterness, somewhat sweet, and pine-rubbed cardboard.

This beer is a bit sweet and faded. The hops are subdued and one dimensional, with oxidation running throughout. Certainly disappointing for an $8.00 bomber. Freshness dating on beers should be a law.

04-26-2013 22:05:39 | More by brewandbbq
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2013 01:23:59 | More by NYR_Rob
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hopluva1

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-10-2013 02:56:06 | More by hopluva1
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-03-2013 23:06:28 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%

Release #21

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy golden peach in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + peach highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thick patch of medium-large bubbles, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit/orange rind and pine/resin hops with lighter notes of pale & toasted malts. Light hint of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale & toasted malts with a light amounts of caramel sweetness. There are moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit/orange rind and pine/resin hops. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness that linger for a long time and fade slowly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy upfront with resiny stickiness and moderate dryness in the finish.

O: This is a big beer, the alcohol is pretty well hidden but after enjoying a glass of this beer I can not see myself being able to drink much more of it without getting tipsy. The bitterness is pretty agressive and limits the drinkability.

03-31-2013 19:58:35 | More by dbrauneis
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-30-2013 06:46:55 | More by nickfl
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-29-2013 01:31:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-28-2013 07:37:45 | More by Gobzilla
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-27-2013 23:52:23 | More by Molson2000
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-25-2013 06:01:46 | More by bigbeers84
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Trish

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-21-2013 02:24:53 | More by Trish
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-20-2013 02:03:56 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit, mild sweet malt. Taste follows aroma, dominated by citrus and somewhat herbal hops supported by a nice caramel malt body. Flavor starts with hop bitterness which persists through the taste, finishing with residual citrus bittering hops. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. Nicely integrated hops and malt; although the hops do not stand out in flavor intensity, the overall flavor progression is nice and inviting. I will watch for this again.

03-19-2013 02:43:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2013 03:28:07 | More by Hopmodium
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notscenerob

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-04-2013 21:05:36 | More by notscenerob
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Beerrenda

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-02-2013 17:56:21 | More by Beerrenda
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-02-2013 02:29:09 | More by kbuzz
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-01-2013 20:52:32 | More by Giggy
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-27-2013 16:54:49 | More by bifrost17
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-26-2013 05:06:11 | More by muskiesman
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GaToWyo

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2013 03:12:13 | More by GaToWyo
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-31-2013 02:01:16 | More by ste5venla
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Wendigo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-30-2013 05:01:25 | More by Wendigo
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.