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Escape To Colorado - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 07-18-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. There are small chunks of sediment seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and earthy, slightly onion-like herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slightly vegetal herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting yet not detracting vegetal-like quality from the hop profile used in this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 04:32:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2014 17:45:51 | More by djrn2
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2014 23:43:10 | More by ygtbsm94
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-10-2013 21:12:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the can it says brewed and packaged in Denver, CO. I thought Epic was based out of Utah, that may have changed. These new cans look great I grabbed a sixer without thought, I'm glad I did. Pale copper slight chill haze birght white head, fine even layered lacing. Aroma has sugar coated hops, tropical fruit notes, candied grapefruit peel, grassy hop notes. Flavor upright bright bitter citrus based hops, Mosaic hop madness gives earthy, dank, mango, citric, and killer tropical fruit hop sweetness. Enough bitterness and pale malt sweetness to balance it out but this beer is all about the green hop freshness of Mosaic hops, I really like it's simplicity and execution. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied resinous hop accents, goes down easily soft carbonation bone dry finish equates to the type of beer I like to drink. Overall, it's super impressive a wonderful beer that I must find some access to it.

Serving type: can

07-06-2014 08:37:16 | More by WVbeergeek
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2014 05:15:21 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a good, affordable ipa, if a bit boring. to be honest I expected quite a bit more from this new to Colorado release, but its rather plain. mostly clear orange honey color and an airy white head over an inch high. it smells well hoppy, bitter and dank, stinky and sticky, definitely modeled on the west coast versions. its flavor though isn't as punchy or fresh as the nose, its muted, balanced, less up front. its easy enough to put a bomber back, ice cold, refreshing, well carbonated, and clean finishing, but I don't get a new hop experience, I get a tired one, and that is not what I am accustomed to from epic brewing, who has made some of my favorite beers out there. I do like that it was less than four bucks, but I expected more just the same from this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 19:22:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2014 01:57:51 | More by zestar
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-20-2014 22:25:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-19-2013 08:21:23 | More by MarkyMOD
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 12:38:37 | More by InspectorBob
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Zorro

California

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head. This fits the color "IPA Orange."

Smells strongly of North Western type hops. Strong scent of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and passion fruit. Citrus with a strong orange aroma. Little bit of pine but this is mostly citrus.

Starts out dry and woody with a herbal sappy after taste. Stays dry and primarily woody in flavor. Some citrus and a high bitterness level.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent IPA from a Can.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 01:32:33 | More by Zorro
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DoubleJ

California

3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12 ounce can of IPA should beat this warm weather. On to the beer:

The beer has a grapefruit peel color with several big bubbles jumping to the top. The head forms half-inch thick, creamy, and sturdy, leaving thin lines of lacing around the glass. The aroma is pleasant and mellow. It's soft, with cantaloupe, mango, passionfruit, tangerine....basically it smells like a citrus fruit smoothie.

Some of the impressive aroma doesn't translate all the way to the taste. A tangerine coated in chunks of sugar starts off the journey. Kisses of mango and even pineapple make short appearances. Slight vegetal note slightly skews the palate off, but otherwise this is a fine IPA to pair with warm weather.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 23:46:42 | More by DoubleJ
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-10-2014 18:19:05 | More by ejimhof
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Moderate amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:39:18 | More by superspak
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The new IPA from the new Epic location in Denver.

Pours a hazy light orange, copper. Head is nice, white, thick foam. Some rockiness. Lacing is sticky

Aroma has that light caramel biscuit going on with hops hugging it tightly. Pine and citrus with some bits of sharp floral.

Flavor has less hops that the aroma, but they are balanced. Quite a good job melding the pine, grassiness, florals and citrus to hit pretty much in rhythm. The caramel malt undertone gives it a bit of a resin taste and feel, though. Booze is noticeable.

It's quite good, not an over-the-top IPA by any means. A bit old school with newer hops

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 04:55:02 | More by Mebuzzard
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

One of the lightest IPAs I've seen. Pale lemon yellow body, with a big bright white three to four finger tall head. Lots of retention and island clumping on top. Good slow rising carbonation coming up. Real nice looking but incredibly pale and light.

Interesting nose, small grapefruit like airy quality. Slightly hinting of weak pineapple and a bit watery sensing.

Palate comes nicely but strangely weaker than anticipated. There's an interesting body quality to this with a good malt depth, but a very light feel. Hints a bit of toast with a hop angle matching the nose, but moves more to citrus weak lemon flavors. Mild sensing hop angle continuing on, with an easy quenching quality.

This really comes off like a session IPA even though it's much higher in ABV. It's aroma an flavor come off pretty safe and neutral.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 16:52:00 | More by smakawhat
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-02-2014 22:18:17 | More by Latarnik
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-22-2014 23:34:57 | More by afsdan
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-17-2014 22:05:42 | More by dmorgan310
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-07-2014 20:03:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
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flagmantho

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a very light haze and a light effervescence. Head pours a half-finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty basic, but not bad.

Smell: nice hop aroma where the character is citrusy, herbal and dank. There appears to be a little toast in the underlying malt, so the overall experience is quite earthy. Pretty good.

Taste: much like the aroma, but quite a bit sweeter and with a little bit more emphasis on the citrus element of the hops, especially at the beginning. Finish is a bit over-sweet but moderately bitter and relatively well balanced. A decent IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice rich creaminess. Pretty damn good for the style.

Overall: I imagine this beer is relatively unattenuated by design -- it's a bit too sweet but with the tradeoff of great texture. An interesting take on the style.

Serving type: can

07-18-2014 21:24:36 | More by flagmantho
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-03-2013 20:05:56 | More by Haybeerman
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $3.49. Good thing this was cheap because this was one of the most boring IPA's I have had in recent memory. Standard orange appearance, looks just fine. Aroma is muted hops and just mediocre. Flavor is not hoppy at all just boring and mediocre malts. So middle of the road, why even bother? Please send this beer back to Utah and take Colorado out of the name, this does not represent our state well at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:51:32 | More by ArrogantB
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-28-2013 22:06:14 | More by eawolff99
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Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.