1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial IPA - Epic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Imperial IPAImperial IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 252
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 252 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of aklude
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

aklude, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%

DenverHopHead, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of mrjedi299
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mrjedi299, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of DuffBeer14
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DuffBeer14, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Dubs
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dubs, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of dads_basement
3/5  rDev -22.3%

dads_basement, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of jmich24
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jmich24, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Walkerjgt
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow in color. Slight haze. Forms a moderate sized off-white head that slowly reduces to a bubbly ring around the edge. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is a blend of pale malts, resiny pine, and some lesser citrus notes.

T: Taste falls off a bit. Resiny pine aroma turns a bit skunky. Some lighter pale malts...maybe a touch of biscuit. Alcoholic solvency on the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness. Alcoholic spice.

O: A decent, but not overly exciting DIPA with a dearth of hops.

Florida9, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a Burnt orange color with slight cloudiness that settles. It has a floral nose, but the alcohol is fairly prominent. The taste is bitter throughout with slight notes of caramel. Calm velvety mouth feel with a sharp lingering bitter finish.

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep cloudy orange with a decent off white head. Smells floral and piney. Tastes bitter with a good malt character that balances out the floral and piney flavors with a nice sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick with a dry finish. Overall this was a solid double IPA.

Funky-Brewster, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Nmgreen
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Nmgreen, May 30, 2014
Photo of MrBIP
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MrBIP, May 24, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +3.6%

elkinbrown, May 22, 2014
Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +3.6%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
Photo of elihull
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

elihull, May 03, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nichols33, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of popery
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

popery, Apr 18, 2014
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.