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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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Photo of kagent777
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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.

kagent777, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Trafrye
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
Photo of maximus_rebel
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

maximus_rebel, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Sludgeman, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

reizorc, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TXhomebrewer, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of beergoot
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

beergoot, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

crob3888, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ajmitch4, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

tuckerlikesbeer, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of DenverBigRed
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

DenverBigRed, Aug 10, 2013
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
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

virinow, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dbert21, Jun 16, 2013
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.