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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

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation near the edge of the glass. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is very hoppy and has flavors of grapefruit and orange along with hints of pine resin. There is a moderate amount of bitterness and the grapefruit flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very hop-forward IPA but it's not too difficult to drink because it manages to hide its alcohol very well.

Note: Release #25

metter98, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

litheum94, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of craftbeerasian
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
Photo of JG-90
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

22oz pured into glass gives a medium/large creamy almost pure white head, that becomes slightly rocky as it recedes. The beer is orange in color and pretty hazy. Leaves moderate/heavy lacing. Has a stale bread/uncooked dough aroma, floral hops, and a bit of orange and lemon.

Tasts starts with a bready/doughy taste, then floral hops,a good amount of lemon, a little orange. Has a resinous, floral, bready, malty, sweet finish. Mouthfeel is moderate/heavy with an average amount of carbonation for a DIPA. The resinous/floral parts of the finish sticks to the mouth, along with a little doughiness.

JG-90, May 23, 2013
Photo of rmtaggart
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

rmtaggart, May 22, 2013
Photo of BWH999
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BWH999, May 17, 2013
Photo of Laklimell
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Photo of HarmonMW
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

HarmonMW, May 13, 2013
Photo of bum732
2.86/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

bum732, May 09, 2013
Photo of azdback
4/5  rDev +3.6%

azdback, May 06, 2013
Photo of brewandbbq
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

brewandbbq, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of NYR_Rob
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

NYR_Rob, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of hopluva1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

hopluva1, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

EyePeeAyBryan, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

dbrauneis, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Gobzilla, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Molson2000, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Trish
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Trish, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of DrinkDrankDronk
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DrinkDrankDronk, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopmodium, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of notscenerob
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

notscenerob, Mar 04, 2013
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.