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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

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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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Nmgreen

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-30-2014 02:38:28 | More by Nmgreen
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MrBIP

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2014 23:53:35 | More by MrBIP
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 02:35:35 | More by elkinbrown
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2014 12:58:00 | More by EROCK75
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elihull

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2014 00:24:34 | More by elihull
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2014 22:33:05 | More by Nichols33
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-27-2014 17:49:21 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

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
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-20-2014 16:29:34 | More by markgugs
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birchstick

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-18-2014 14:22:09 | More by birchstick
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popery

California

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
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 23:40:48 | More by SkinniePost
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-17-2014 07:58:31 | More by Gregaroo
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Ego

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%

eyes...
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.

nose...
big pine and honey notes, just a trace of the alcohol is apparent, this smells heavy, laden with hop oil, a nice nose

taste etc...
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.

verdict?
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
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2014 18:20:36 | More by tbone1384
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2014 00:49:26 | More by Smarty_Pints
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 01:50:34 | More by CRJMellor
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Christianuriah

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-17-2014 00:35:05 | More by Christianuriah
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-09-2014 02:19:21 | More by assman79
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Gregafree

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-07-2014 01:20:27 | More by Gregafree
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-03-2014 05:37:35 | More by Ben7773
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jpro

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-02-2014 04:45:02 | More by jpro
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andysc83

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-26-2014 16:42:22 | More by andysc83
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nealbert

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2014 19:30:03 | More by nealbert
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2014 01:09:19 | More by SD-Alefan
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.