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Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.94/5  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 -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.84/5  rDev -26.4%
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 -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.