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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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86
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of PieOhMy
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass.

A Hazy orange. Half inch of foam. Thick lacing. Looks like an IPA should.

S Topical fruit. Orange and lemon peel. Pine resin. Hint of malt.

T Big blast of citrus upfront. Peppery piney zest. Hoppy bitterness follows (nothing huge but it's there). A little malty sweetness in there as well.

M Light. A little runny. Fizzy carbonation. Clean finish.

O Good. I liked this quite a bit. Theres definitely better tropical/citrusy IPAs, but there's, also, many that are not as good. I'd have it again.

PieOhMy, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RobertJBeer, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +4.4%

BeerHunter76, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kjkinsey, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +4.4%

grubefresh, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of robertmitchum
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

robertmitchum, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +11%

bccocx, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jas45678, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Mebuzzard, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

virinow, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of dbert21
4/5  rDev +4.4%

dbert21, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of supa0525
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

supa0525, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of schwemjw
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: burnt orange with a two finger head. great looking brew

s: a full bouquet. lots of pine, Orange juice, lemon zest, caramel, and grapefruit. smells big!

T: grassy and piney. lots of grapefruit. a nice caramel malt that holds everything together. awesome bitter on the end

m: light bodied, no carbonation. that's one small downfall for me, I think this could have a little more carbonation than it does.

O: very enjoyable, a great session! it's complex without having to think about it. smooth with a ton of pine and earth! 88

schwemjw, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

like all epic beers from this series and beyond, the use of hops in this beer is expert. it pours a fantastic bright golden color with some darker orange hues and a massive fluff white head. the nose on it is distinctly Belgian yeast, floral and supercharged, complimenting the ripe citrus hop profile of this beer. the flavor is much like the nose, with the hop presence carrying throughout the whole beer, moving from lemony to bitter very quickly, and the summer yeast keeping everything dancing. the grain bill is light, but has a graham crackery honey sweetness to it that works well with the other players. the feel is outstanding too, with electric carbonation prickling the palate, and a drinkably medium body working. the finish is bitter and yeasty, as it should be in a Belgian ipa. this to me is another genre definer from epic, everything you want in the style and nothing you don't. it should be in a museum somewhere for that reason. too many lousy versions out there, this one struck a chord with me.

StonedTrippin, May 27, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #3, bottled on 2/2/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, pear, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast notes. Taste of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, floral, grass, pepper, pine, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pear, floral, pepper, pine, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with spicy esters; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly sticky and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian IPA. Good balance of hop and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 24, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, May 23, 2013
Photo of nick_asian
4.25/5  rDev +11%

nick_asian, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Lanstrum, May 03, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The hoppy IPA quality is quite nice. Mixed with the Belgian yeasty flavors it's really quite interesting. Amber brew in the glass with a nice foamy appearance and mouthfeel. Flowers and resins in the aroma.

Warm and spicy with roast malt and a tangy sensation. Thoroughly pleasant burr of bitterness with some pine and plenty of fruit. A lighter body with rich flavors. Moderately bitter aftertaste with more spice in the nose. Slight drying out at the end, but just sweet enough to go with the yeastiness. Very drinkable and to my palate, much better than the simple hop bomb IPAs.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in San Diego, where they have a nice selection of Epic beers.

mactrail, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, Apr 24, 2013
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.