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Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: BarrelO on 02-10-2011

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kagent777
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle picked up this weekend, so new that the website does not have info yet for this batch (#33). I poured this one into my beer goblet.

Appearance: This one is a little hazy and darker than other IIPAs that I have had. It also has little head on my pour. Other than that, no problems.

Smell: Floral, but also dank and resinous hops abound. Big hop flavors, as expected, with little else to get in the way.

Taste: Hop bitterness with a solid backbone of malt, a touch of caramel, overall huge huge flavors.

Mouthfeel: There is a slickness to this beer that must be from all the hop oil. The bitterness on the finish goes on forever.

Overall: A solid IIPA. I am not sure is any thing exceptional, but you wont go wrong picking this one up.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of JosephShestka
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #29/9.3% ABV per the label info. Experimental hop 1210 (Lemondrop) used at various stages per their web site.

Deep golden color with a foamy, sticky white head. Citrus and pine hop aromas intermingle with rich malt underpinning. Malt flavors quickly take a back seat to an intense hop bitterness and alcohol bite. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel; semi-dry.

Call this one a hop monster! The aroma is classic DIPA with the bitter taste fully asserting itself. Little subtlety with this one, so if you want an 'in your face' IPA, give this one a go...

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Choice City, Fort Collins 7/10/13

Pours a hazy golden copper with nice head and good retention. Has a pronounced hop aroma. The mouth feel is thick and creamy. Unfortunately, the taste is not pleasing. Very bitter with an unpleasant off-taste that coats your tongue. Hard to enjoy this IPA. Very poor balance with a strong disagreeable hop-related taste. No pine or grapefruit- just bitter. Very little malt taste. Not a good IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.