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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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very good

18 Ratings
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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:
Beer added by: JISurfer on 05-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer isn't going to win any best-of categories, but is a solid IPA. Citrusy in nature overall, it has some hops "pop" to it I the middle if the taste, as well as a dry pull at the end.

The smell I get is sweet caramel, which is present in the taste. However, that taste tends towards a citrus bitterness (grapefruit) that combines with the malt beginning. The feel in the end is a bit metallic, however. This beer did seem to change its character with warmth, as a previous taster noted. Overall, I have to say it's lacking just a little balance, but might be worth a try for those who enjoy a bitter-leaning, but not overpowering IPA.

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Overall a good offering from Epic. I'm glad a swung by to pick this one up. Apparently, they are only letting folks get 2 bottles max, so get it while you can.

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