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Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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87
very good

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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GilGarp

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #13 weighing in at 9.6% ABV.

Served chilled into a goblet, this beer is a hazy golden copper color with quick-settling head. It leaves some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is strong and hoppy but it should probably have even a little more in this day and age of OTT DIPAs. Nice citrus and grapefruit notes. A little bit of a honey-like sweetness.

Flavor is intensely hoppy, in fact, moreso than I would have expected given more muted aroma. Bitter orange, pine, and grapefruit all contribute to the taste. The sweetness from the huge malt bill is evident only at the very beginning of each sip. From there on out, it's a palate wrecker.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. The alcohol and the bitterness get to you after a while.

Overall a good double IPA but not one of the best. Worth a try if you really love the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 23:47:38 | More by GilGarp
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-28-2012 01:09:40 | More by BellsFan
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-21-2012 23:54:07 | More by bigclydeoliver
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gford217

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Batch 14.

Pours a hazy orange amber with a big sticky beige head that leaves good lacing.

Aroma is mainly grapefruit and lemongrass. There is some sugary sweet malts in the background and some subtle resinous pine.

Taste is hoppy and full of juicy citrus up front. A nice grapefruit bitterness especially but with a sweet malty backbone. The finish is bitter but with lots of alcohol burn.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and really sticky on the palate with hop resin lingering with the boozy burn.

I'm impressed with this beer. A big juicy citrus-filled DIPA that remains fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:00:40 | More by gford217
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-08-2012 00:52:59 | More by djrn2
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-27-2012 19:56:22 | More by rogerthegill
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the ColLAboration beer fest at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

First tapping in California!

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with a slight vegetal aroma. Taste is much the same down to the slight vegetal flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA with lots of hop aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 04:57:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-18-2012 22:50:32 | More by buddyvelt
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Britton

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-13-2012 15:16:28 | More by Britton
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pixieskid

Germany

4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 13, ABV listed at 9.6%

Brought this bomber back from my recent visit to AZ. So far, I've been pretty impressed with EPIC. I've had the Sour Apple Saison, Brainless on Peaches, and now their Imperial IPA.

Upon cracking the bottle, an "epic" aroma of graprefruit permeates throughout my kitchen.
Pours a very hazy, deep orange, with a solid 3 finger head...lingers for some time.
Aroma; big citrus and floral notes.
Taste; strong citrus (candied orange and grapefruit) with a nice caramel back. Undertones of zesty herbal hops, finishing with a little alcohol burn and strong abrasive grapefruit bitterness.

Overall; raw, aggressive, tons of hops...just what I needed!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:16:20 | More by pixieskid
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2012 13:55:49 | More by Tyrawlings
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2012 22:47:32 | More by Shilt
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nyctrance2

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-05-2012 19:24:11 | More by nyctrance2
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-05-2012 01:19:08 | More by Kenai4
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kdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-03-2012 05:13:09 | More by kdown
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jskennedy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-27-2012 02:04:45 | More by jskennedy
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: a dark golden copper with a nice head that sticks to the glass all the way down,
Smell: Hops, hops and more hops along with a faint citrus, malty smell
Taste: A nice malty, pine and hops taste. Smooth with a bitter hop finish. Citrus undertones
A great IPA which I highly recommend. The 9.3% ABV can be deceiving as the alcohol taste is minimal.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 03:19:25 | More by rwrk42
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fluidmotion

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-17-2012 22:18:24 | More by fluidmotion
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-17-2012 00:27:43 | More by tclapper
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ONN8

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

01-07-2012 01:19:37 | More by ONN8
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DanL133

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-23-2011 01:37:36 | More by DanL133
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-22-2011 09:42:01 | More by Ohiovania
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Keyes88

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-20-2011 03:50:08 | More by Keyes88
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-17-2011 17:46:48 | More by xnicknj
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rustymoore

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Dragon in Portland OR

poured a creamy orange with minimal head but good lacing in a Chimay glass

Smell is full of hop notes as well as sweet fruits. Orange as well as banana

Taste is remarkably muted with hop flavor given the level of alcohol by volume. I was expecting an ethanol tinge but did not get that

Mouthfeel is smooth for the most part but is also acidic on the finish

Overall this isn't something you can drink all night but certainly give it a go if u get the chance

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 05:08:20 | More by rustymoore
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.