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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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Ratings: 142 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

NickSMpls, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

WiscoTerr, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BryanCDM, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Gregaroo, Mar 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Snow81, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

tedho21, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

juicebox, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

peteh2112, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ricecracker420, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

shelby415, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

amishbooze, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

fivetime, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

HoistinBrews, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

crobinso, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of ssteakley
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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3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

quite a pleasant surprise. The Belgium yeast doesn't overpower the fact that this is an ipa. Instead it balances nicely for a truly unique flavor. theres no mistaking the hops finish. This could make a great year round brew. Unfortunately the availability is sparse.

Unphased, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

assman79, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

markcp, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Erik-P, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

trevorpost, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RobinLee, Dec 24, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed deeply amber colored ale. Going to call this one Orange in color and it fits with with my idea of the color IPA Orange. Small white colored head.

Smells strongly hopped with Northwestern US hops. Scents of grapefruit and onion. Strong coriander scent. Judging just by scent they went balls to the wall with the hops here. Strong tea and citrus aromas.

Starts out very woody and dry. Strong coriander and tea flavors. Very woody and faintly soapy. Spicy with the flavor of cedar wood.

Mouthfeel is woody.

Overall this is OK. Needs more depth.

Zorro, Dec 23, 2013
Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.