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Escape To Colorado - Epic Brewing Company

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84
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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 07-18-2013

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Ratings: 354 | Reviews: 65
Photo of Beejay
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A pinkish yellow in color, hazy. A small amount of white head on top.

S: Wonderfully fruity hop aromas. Grapefruit, tangerine, and tropical fruits all bubbling out of a pine background.

T: Apricot, peach, and tropical fruits with orange peel, and grapefruit. The bitterness is a little more subdued than I would have thought. At first sip I thought it might be a touch watery, but as I delve in deeper the hop flavor really takes center stage. Not a lot of malt character, but clean, crisp and refreshing.

M: Medium light in body with active carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

O: Tasty, fairly hop forward, but surprisingly not as bitter as I would have imagined. This would be awesome on a hot summer day.

Photo of timontheroad
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy yellow color, with a nice white thick, one finger head. Very good retention and lacing. Aroma has lots of citrus, specifically grapefruit, along with a slight piney smell. The taste had lots of grapefruit as well, along with a good malt backbone. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and somewhat oily, no alcohol burn. Overall, ,this was a pretty pleasant surprise, not bad at all.

Photo of Rylai
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Moderately light and somewhat cloudy, nothing special.

Smell:
A light bittering hops smell, with something like a wild yeast aroma

Taste:
Forward bittering hops (not floral), no pine. Just the right amount of maltiness, a little watery in the aftertaste

Feel:
Somewhat well bodied for an IPA, a little much carbonation

Overall:
A good IPA, I wish it was a little crisper

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No freshness date on the can.

Appearance - Pours hazy and gold in color with a 2-finger off-white head. Good retention before breaking down to a thin, consistent layer and a thick ring of suds around the edge. Leaves thick rings of lace around the glass with committed stick.

Smell - Light citrus with a hint of pineapple and lemongrass.

Taste - Light citrus met by moderate pear flavor. Grassy, lightly pithy bitterness near the finish. Light, cracker-like malt profile. Nice, easy drinker with decent balance.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with subtle, prickly carbonation. Fluffy texture, goes down with relative ease.

Overall - Maybe I'm giving this too high a rating, but it's gentle, easy nature is really working for me right now. No freshness date to be found, but I'd venture to guess this beer is beyond it's ideal freshness date, because it's drinking like a classic pale rather than an IPA. Such as it is, so shall I accept.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well picked this up for 2 bucks seems like a pretty standard IPA. Into a pint glass.
A - Not sure if it's unfiltered or old but I got a ton of sediment in a not so impressive pale yellow colored beer. Head is just a 1/4 inch that fades to a ring.
S - Smells alright good hop presence with a nice malt base.
T - A bit fruity with some mango hops not strong bitterness with a sweet malt base. OK I Guess.
M - In par with the ABV

Overall like the Spiral Jetty I was not impressed. May avoid this brewery from now on.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$ 1.99/12 oz can at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Can at 45 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma – very piney with fruity overtones
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm frothy layer
Lacing fair – various sized islands and archipelagoes
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor bitter and chemical, no hint of conifers or fruit as promised by the nose; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very fruity IPA, tastes like, but less carbonation - Deschutes Fresh squeezed IPA.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice IPA. Sharp hop spiced edge on this one Pine is there behind the spicy hop tones. Easy drinker, but the hop spiced tones could be toned down, as well as the carbonation.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vibrant hop profile and good carbonation and feel.

Photo of BrianHamann
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer. I had it from a can in a tumbler at the Bayou Pub just down the street from the brewery.

Photo of BrandonLBC
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look--Pours a very cloudy yellow/gold with some sediment evident. Medium head leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Smell--Very bright, pine up first followed by a nice hit of citrus. Maybe a little malt there as well.

Taste--As with the nose, it't pine up front with citrus bringing up the rear. Slight malt hint is paired with citrus for a very nice aftertaste as well.

Feel--Definitely not as resiny or "thick" feeling as some IPAs. Medium body and very easy to drink, especially for the style.

Overall--This certainly doesn't just smack you in the face with hops, but they're definitely the stars of the show here. All in all a very drinkable IPA, and I'm sad I only bought one can. I'll be getting more for sure.

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting take on a somewhat neutral but sessionable ipa.

Photo of MrIncognito
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fuity hops and nicely floral. Smooth and not overly bitter.

Photo of hophugger
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Nice, light golden color with a spectacular head and lacing. Aroma hits up front with piney hops and a backup of citrus. Taste is awesome with flavors of sticky, piney hops, citrus, lots of orange and some light grapefruit. This is what I expected, and I am happy. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with just the right amount of bitterness. Finished clean AND THIS BEER IS A LITTLE LIGHTER THAN EXPECTED, BUT BALANCED WELL AND A FINE, FINE JOB FROM ePIC !!

Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient bubbly lacing.

S- Grassy, slightly resinous hop aroma with a somewhat sweet malt backing.

T- Moderately bitter with piney hop flavor. Malt isn't as apparent as in the aroma. Bitterness lingers a bit.

M- Slightly sharp with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Nothing special. Just a straightforward IPA that definitely leans more toward the earthy side.

Photo of guityler83
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can -

A: Poured into a snifter the off white head took on the appearance of soapy mixed sized bubbles and didn’t persist for more then a half minute.Cloudy gold color with light a orange hue. A noticeable amount of hop sediment dropped to the bottom of the glass.

S: Grapefruit, tangerine and citrus fruit on the first impression from the hops at medium strength. Mild pine/evergreen as it warms up. low caramel malt sweetness with small malty character. Clean fermentation with no noticeable esters.

T: Grapefruit bitterness is courser / rougher in the back of the throat and reminds me of the classic american ‘C’ hops, which I enjoy. A more round flavored pine and citrus hop flavor in the middle that is juicy, but seems slightly old or not as sharp as it could be. Mild malty, munich like, character persists from middle to end and balances nicely with the hop flavors. Finish is clean. Balance is on the hops (duh).

M: Medium-Low bodied with medium carbonation. There is a slight grassiness from the sediment that leaves a vegital taste in your mouth after the last few sips (if you drink it) No alcohol warming. Crisp and clean.

O: A refreshing classically tasting American IPA with a little more body and clean malt flavor. It seemed a little old, but couldn’t find a date on the can - fresh I’m sure its great.

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazed golden with a white lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus with a hint of pine.

The taste is of citrus with some pine. A sweet kiss balances it in the finish.

It is chewy/creamy.

A very nice example of the modern, well-hopped, but with firm malt backbone, American IPA.

Photo of Spikester
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy deep gold with two fingers of ten minute head and fluffy rings of lace.
Smell is very nice with bready malts and fruity hops.
Taste is biscuit malts with a nice kick of fruity mosaic hops. Tasty.
Mouthfeel is alright carbonation and light to medium mouthfeel.
Overall a strongly malt forward IPA and close to a DIPA overall flavor wise.
More like one of those huge APAs but the hops hang in there pretty well. Think of it as a junior DIPA. Yes I would have this again very nice.

Photo of snaotheus
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014-12-06
12oz can poured into a pilsner glass. No codes or dates.

Pours hazy yellow with a very small head. Lots of floating chunks. Lots of carbonation. Smell is fresh and crisp, grassy, lemon.

Taste is nicely floral, honeysuckle sweetness, some hay and grass, lots of lemon. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, good, but not great.

Photo of maximum12
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

Thanks to Joe_Grizzly for this extra: always up for a new Epic brew, I tracked many of them down when they first showed up in MN. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is a slightly hazed yellow with low carbonation to the point of non-. The nose is sweet & fruity – blind, I’d have let out a rebel yell & declared this a Belgian. Huh.

Escape from Colorado, well, why the hell would anyone want to do that? I loved Colorado. Spent summers from ’86-’91 at the RenFest there, drinking 3.2 wine coolers & chasing girls; how could I not love it at that age? The beer? Oh, yeah, it’s beer. Mirror image of the nose: double handfuls of sweet malts backed up with tango, lemon, mango, afterimage of herbal tea. Mid-palate, mild bitterness finally drops by but it’s a long, lingering taste that veers right up to the guard rail of aspirin. Not tough to drink though.

Fruit + Bayer isn’t quite my speed, but I appreciate the attempt at diversification of my IPA portfolio. Pretty good beer.

Photo of Act25
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can, says made in Denver. 6.2%

A: Brighter, yellow gold than most IPAs, with a thick white mereng head that lasts and laces.

S: Floral hops--resinous, pine, and citrusy. I can smell it while it's sitting on my desk, always a plus.
T: Follows the smell, packed with hop flavor, piney, and nutty. The bitterness allows sweet malt notes, airy and high peaks-feel, in the conifers, and the finish is smooth, .
F: A bit thin, but easy finish. A little soapy. Drinkable, but I like more body
O: NIce beer I kept coming back to and improves at room temp.

Photo of brockg
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Love the taste...grapfruit,oudoorsy and just amazing

Photo of Lou22
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Citrusy-piney nose, fruity hop taste. About 1 finger of head pour, minimal lacing. Light going down, not super strong tasting

Some stuff sitting at the bottom

Photo of D9sus4
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

I can see why many people like this brew, it has a decent body and good malt flavor, but I'm just not a fan of this style of piney, grapefruit flavored hopped IPA. However, My wife would love it.

Photo of Mineo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

not bad, but the hop flavors are overly muted and the biscuit-y malt backbone is too much. tastes more like an English pale ale than an IPA. easy to drink, but not much dimension.

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Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.