1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. 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

230 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of maltlikker
maltlikker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-12-2013 00:49:34 | More by maltlikker
Photo of bruindre
bruindre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-07-2013 16:04:59 | More by bruindre
Photo of kagent777
kagent777

Utah

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle picked up this weekend, so new that the website does not have info yet for this batch (#33). I poured this one into my beer goblet.

Appearance: This one is a little hazy and darker than other IIPAs that I have had. It also has little head on my pour. Other than that, no problems.

Smell: Floral, but also dank and resinous hops abound. Big hop flavors, as expected, with little else to get in the way.

Taste: Hop bitterness with a solid backbone of malt, a touch of caramel, overall huge huge flavors.

Mouthfeel: There is a slickness to this beer that must be from all the hop oil. The bitterness on the finish goes on forever.

Overall: A solid IIPA. I am not sure is any thing exceptional, but you wont go wrong picking this one up.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 01:25:02 | More by kagent777
Photo of seangibbs60
seangibbs60

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2013 19:40:42 | More by seangibbs60
Photo of mmulebarn
mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-20-2013 03:44:00 | More by mmulebarn
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2013 04:12:09 | More by jaydoc
Photo of tfsimpkins
tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-12-2013 18:27:32 | More by tfsimpkins
Photo of JosephShestka
JosephShestka

District of Columbia

4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer Lenin would like (in an alternate timeline). It is a big beer with an assertive hoppy bite. I recommend pairing with a sharp white cheddar or an especially funky Herve. Definitely not for starters, most starting drinkers will bind this brew too assertive. That's okay. Don't try this beer until you are ready.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 03:22:32 | More by JosephShestka
Photo of jaybrough
jaybrough

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-12-2013 04:28:16 | More by jaybrough
Photo of Irish12
Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-24-2013 16:20:29 | More by Irish12
Photo of Sludgeman
Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-19-2013 01:02:11 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of Beardcore
Beardcore

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-08-2013 20:29:51 | More by Beardcore
Photo of backslide311
backslide311

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-02-2013 09:31:25 | More by backslide311
Photo of tommy5
tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-31-2013 22:30:49 | More by tommy5
Photo of beergoot
beergoot

Colorado

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 19:13:13 | More by beergoot
Photo of GoGators
GoGators

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-16-2013 13:52:26 | More by GoGators
Photo of DenverBigRed
DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2013 01:35:21 | More by DenverBigRed
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-30-2013 03:23:46 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of MrBuckHigh
MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-27-2013 02:12:53 | More by MrBuckHigh
Photo of doremite
doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-17-2013 16:48:26 | More by doremite
Photo of irishgreensoda
irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-16-2013 19:17:41 | More by irishgreensoda
Photo of Rish907
Rish907

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-14-2013 23:05:12 | More by Rish907
Photo of fcbrew
fcbrew

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 04:03:49 | More by fcbrew
Photo of sendbeer
sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2013 16:17:42 | More by sendbeer
Photo of CCutch
CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2013 00:50:08 | More by CCutch
Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.