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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%


Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-19-2013)
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kagent777

Utah

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from the Utah system poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Slightly hazy medium golden. Very solid three finger thick head with loads of tiny bubbles. Very appealing.

Smell: Hops! I get green pine and "herby" along with a general hops spiciness. I might be imagining it, but I think I can also pick up a bit of Belgian yeast phenolics.

Taste: The taste follows the nose strongly. A very yummy IPA with strong hops flavors. The hops are not overly bitter, a lot of late and secondary. The website says Chinook, Centennial, and Citra and I can definitely pick out the Citra. I only knock this one down because I cannot pick out the Belgian yeast. If it does not have Belgian yeast, then why is it a Belgian IPA?

Mouthfeel: Solid feeling beer with lots of flavor that easily coat all over the mouth. Medium body with soft carbonation.

Overall: I would not have known this was a BIPA had the label not said so. This has been in the bottle for 100 days or so but it actually has held up quite well. I would have preferred a bit stronger in the Belgian department.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:34:18 | More by kagent777
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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.