Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours out a hazed gold, solid inch of thick, off-white head. The lace is sticky, but sparse.
Floral hops and some grain start the smell, pine and grapefruit follow.
The flavor matches the smell pretty much. Well balanced hops and malts, with a bitter, but not overwhelming finish.
Worth a try if you can find it!
04-24-2014 03:22:55 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
3.59/5 rDev -6.8%
Release #33. Pours a medium ambery orange. Quite cloudy. The head is frothy and off-white. Lots of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is big on tangerine, grapefruit, orange and pine hop notes. There's a fairly strong caramel malt character, more sugar than I'd like but it's not too over the top. A little bubblegum-ish. The taste starts off with sugary malt flavor. There's also a good amount of citric hop flavor. Relatively little bitterness, though the finish has a decent bite. Still too much sweetness. Fairly thick feel. Lasting aftertaste. A little more than booze than I'd like but not too bad. It's a fairly sweet DIPA with too much of a bubblegum caramel flavor to it, but it's still rather tasty. The hops are nice, if somewhat unexciting. The malt sweetness is good enough in and of itself, at least. It's just not how I prefer my DIPAs.
04-18-2014 08:24:19 | More by popery
3.61/5 rDev -6.2%
nice frothy white head, rising up to 2 fingers, cloudy light orange, a small amount of carbonation is visible, really sticky lacing, while my description here does not exactly light up the word sky I would be remiss if I did not say that this is one damn fine looking beer.
big pine and honey notes, just a trace of the alcohol is apparent, this smells heavy, laden with hop oil, a nice nose
pretty thick stuff compared to most IPAs (of course the non filtered aspect lends to this), lots of malt presence to balance out the big hops and big ABV, the alcohol is pretty up front but the other notes are so damn big that this thing does balance out, some real nice bitter flavor, ABV warming, dark honey notes, long linger, pretty damn big beer but I would prefer more hops than booze.
tell em large marge sent ya!
this is pretty damn big in all categories, for me personally I would like a little more hop kick to really set this off, that said this is a good bold beer and worth checking out if you like such things
03-14-2014 04:43:04 | More by Ego
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.