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

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86
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +24%
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!

ssteakley, Jan 16, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Trafrye, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RobertJBeer, Jul 24, 2013
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mvelilla, Oct 26, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

BeerFMAndy, Feb 26, 2014
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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.