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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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87
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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ssteakley

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beats all 80 of the previous beers I have rated on this site. Almost perfectly balanced hops, yeast and Malts. A real pleasure and sad to know that it is not available year round. I found this bomber at Whole Foods in Seattle and hope I can find some more before Seattle runs out!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:05:12 | More by ssteakley
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Trafrye

California

4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this IPA. It wasn't super hoppy like alot of other IPAS with a smooth after taste. The perfect hot day IPA.
Would highly recommend this. If I remember correctly, Total Wine had plenty left of the shelves.
Excited to try some other styles from Epic.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 05:10:09 | More by Trafrye
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-23-2013 23:49:16 | More by RobertJBeer
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GinDC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-01-2013 02:04:01 | More by GinDC
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apf

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-17-2013 02:10:49 | More by apf
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Claybully

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-09-2014 05:12:08 | More by Claybully
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 01:34:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
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juicebox

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-19-2014 13:50:58 | More by juicebox
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-19-2013 06:36:06 | More by nick_asian
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-29-2013 18:31:09 | More by bccocx
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-20-2014 05:10:34 | More by Gregaroo
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keenanite21

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-15-2013 04:25:26 | More by keenanite21
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Laklimell

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-14-2013 06:47:33 | More by Laklimell
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sjmad23

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-11-2014 05:24:22 | More by sjmad23
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ajmitch4

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-19-2013 01:39:31 | More by ajmitch4
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maniaczak

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 18:48:17 | More by maniaczak
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amalburg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-13-2014 04:08:07 | More by amalburg
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-14-2013 00:01:18 | More by RedneckBeerz
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HumuloneRed

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-15-2014 07:56:49 | More by HumuloneRed
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-17-2013 19:13:58 | More by reizorc
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calc0215

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-13-2014 02:52:27 | More by calc0215
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-20-2014 17:47:50 | More by Bnoise11
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-02-2013 22:08:07 | More by Peyton5410
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Shockey


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-08-2014 13:39:23 | More by Shockey
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beergoot

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, golden yellow body topped off with a sticky, finely foamed, white head. Spiky web of lacing down the glass. Very fragrant pine and citrus hop aromas infused with a bit of bready malts; lemony. Excellent combination of flavors; smooth, mellow grains, gentle yet slightly bold hop bitterness, and a twinge of alcohol heat in the background. Smooth, clean mouthfeel; dry finish.

A very tasty, very easy drinking Belgian IPA. Lots of flavor complexities all wrapped up in a nicely balanced body. Everything melds together just right.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:27:34 | More by beergoot
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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.