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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale AleBrainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-19-2013

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Photo of Mikemcc99
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice fruity notes of citrus. Hop balanced with light bodied base. Clean finish with mild hop bitterness.

Photo of BFDrums
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of macpapi
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, light-orange color with a puffy, white head. There are a few sediment chunks present in the glass with this one.

Smell is pretty complete. There is a nice malt pull, complemented by the sweet essence of candied sugar and the distinctive aroma of Belgian-style yeast. At the end of a decent whiff comes the somewhat tart presence of citrus fruit--lemon and orange are notable here.

Taste is hoppy and fruity. A pretty legitimate, bitter hop presence is at the front of the palate with this one. Tart citrus presence completes the acidic flavoring of this brew. Although there is the tiniest bit of maltiness, but that is far outdone by the other aspect of the traditional beer due--there is little malt ying to the hop yang, so to speak, with this beer. Still a pretty decent taste.

Low to moderate carbonation to go along with the stinging bitterness in the mouth with Brainless.

While this is a pretty nice beer, it fails to capture the true greatness that mark several (mostly Belgian-brewed) exemplars of the style. Balance is largely missing from this one, as is the sweet essence of Belgian yeast which can sometimes distinguish the style from a typical American IPA. Still, this brew is worth a try.

Photo of FatBaldGuy
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good IPA. Resembles Hop Stoopid. Another favorite of mine. Smoother than some other IPA's. Doesn't have the bite of Ruination. However Ruination is my favorite by the way. I will definitely be getting this again...very soon.

Photo of hophugger
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good golden color, almost perfectly clear. OK head and really nice clingy lacing that hangs on for dear life. Aroma is piney with a good amount of pineapple and some orange. Malt sweetness and hops balance pretty well but this beer is a little more subdued than I would have expected. Just researched and realized that this beer has been in the bottle for 4 months. Still a good IPA, but I would guess that it has lost a little during its time in the bottle.

Photo of Drbarriga
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sivkovich
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KFrank729
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a limited batch release number (17); into a tulip. This particular bottle indicates the ABV to be 6.7%.
Appearance - hazy dark gold with just a few carbonation trails intersecting with unfiltered floaters! Fluffy, white head that leaves sticky lacing as it slowly recedes. The final pour from the bomber, after a good swirl, yields a darker gold, almost orange with very cloudy, pulp-like sediment!
Smell - Belgian yeast, peach, mango, some pineapple. Far more Belgian characteristics than IPA in the nose.
Taste - more hops in the taste which contradicts the nose. The fruity flavors play well with the bitterness from the hops!
Feel - think hop forward Tripel; flavorful and complex, though the bitterness seems to linger oddly when I think I'd prefer a more mellow finish.
Overall - very good representation of this style and very enjoyable on a hot day!

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mmays813
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dseanv
3.56/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Mcq767
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mvelilla
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.