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Brainless Corruption Belgian-Style Pale Ale #1 - Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless Corruption Belgian-Style Pale Ale #1
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JISurfer on 05-04-2012)
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This is a one time release in their Elevated series, which I thought was for higher alcohol beers. It's a collaboration with DC Brau, according to their site.

As this one warmed up it got better, I had to change my scores a couple of times. As it was right out the fridge, all I could really taste was malt with a nice hop bite at the end, nothing too different than any other BPA I've had. The warmer it got though, the more favors started coming out. It had a candy like taste to it in the beginning, but nothing nauseatingly strong. That flavor then melted into slight citrus fruits, then a subdued hop finish. The smell was kind of different, had a bubble gum smell to it, again, nothing too strong or fake smelling.

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Brainless Corruption Belgian-Style Pale Ale #1 from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.