Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev +2.9%
for the most part i think i have liked Epic's beers more than most.Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed burnt orange with a large fluffy white crown that left two broken rings of lace behind as it settled very slowly into a frothy mass.Aromas of overripe tropical fruits and light phenols,there is a little herbal and resinous note that get bigger as I drink more as well.Flavors of the before mentioned tropical fruits with some toasted grain and some mildly spicy phenols.Not an overly complex beer but the flavors are not bad.
05-23-2013 20:18:51 | More by oberon
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
A - dark, murky orange with a big, soft, white head that has decent retention
S - big citrus, oranges, bread, faint belgian yeast
T - very citrusy, oranges, peaches, apricot, mildly bitter finish, some faint belgian yeast
M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied, some warming alcohol
This is a really nice, fruity, citrusy, Belgian IPA. I was very impressed. It's got a great hop character and overall flavor as well as great drinkability. This is definitely a beer worth trying.
04-24-2013 00:36:14 | More by tdm168
4.4/5 rDev +14.3%
22 oz bottle poured into an Epic tulip.
6.7% ABV, Release #11
A - Partially hazed, this beer is neither see-through nor completely cloudy; more of a milky goldenrod color. Wispy lace tumbles down into the ring of loose, Swiss-cheese-like bubbles left after the off-white head disappeared.
S - Brainless IPA has a fruity aroma of American hops, blending mango, honeydew melon, and pineapple into a fruity puree that's overshadowed by the vibrant and citrusy, spicy Belgian yeast. Lemongrass spice meets lemon oil with moist gobs of white clay rolled in fresh clove.
T - Chunky orange marmalade spread over toasted English muffin leads the way into the citrus-and-spice combination offered by the aroma as lemongrass and lemon oil overtake the hop-infused fruity blend that finishes out on the tongue.
M - Very nicely carbonated, Brainless IPA is prickly but smooth, starting with a jam-like sweetness that thoughtfully transitions to dry yeast spice and finishes with an even drier hop bitterness.
O - Contrary to it's name, Brainless IPA is quite thought-out indeed, showcasing Belgian yeast first and foremost making this American brew a Belgian-style beer first and an IPA second but the combination is a fantastic one! Fruity and spicy yeast esters meld wonderfully with the hops' juicy fruitiness for a match made in heaven!
02-26-2014 01:34:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.66/5 rDev -4.9%
Picked this up tonight at the COOP for $6ish... Poured into my HotD tulip.. 2 finger off white head has great retention and produces sheets of lacing atop a slightly hazy light orange brew.
Nose shows nice citrus hoppiness... some tropical fruits.. yeasty notes show as some pink bubblegum and some light clovey notes... pale malts are there, but only to magnify the other aromas.
Flavor begins with a moderate bitter bite up front and then dies off and doesn't show again until the finish.. in the middle, the palate is much more dominated by the yeasty elements... again, bubblegum and lesser clove.. hoppiness is citrus zest and something that I could be misidentifying as pineapple..
Body/carbonation are typical IPA.. but the astounding head lends a sorta creamy mouthfeel as the sip goes down.
Pretty good.... Not the best Belgian IPA I have had, but well made nonetheless.
02-19-2013 05:12:13 | More by JohnGalt1
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.