Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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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
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
3.91/5 rDev +1.3%
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
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
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.