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Escape To Colorado - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | 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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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2014 12:46:45 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-19-2014 23:26:55 | More by Kerrie
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Aprice34

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-19-2014 21:08:13 | More by Aprice34
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pkalix

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-19-2014 02:25:36 | More by pkalix
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Comiha

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-19-2014 00:48:27 | More by Comiha
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flagmantho

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-18-2014 05:14:06 | More by sbangs
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banger7

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-18-2014 02:22:19 | More by banger7
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 01:48:41 | More by Varkias41
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patpbr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Poured into a pint from the can with a golden haze and strong head.
S - Grass a little tropical
T - The first sip was like the nose. Citrus and some floral
M - Medium body with more of a refreshing lighter finish then many IPA.
O - Very drinkable, doesn't have a hop bite and a bit lighter then I expect in the class.

07-16-2014 21:02:42 | More by patpbr
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

07-15-2014 18:36:28 | More by heerboth
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-15-2014 18:20:05 | More by mikeburd1128
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2014 12:27:29 | More by Gotti311
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2014 03:22:17 | More by capuchinpilates
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-13-2014 21:38:59 | More by BcOneSeven
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Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-12-2014 02:59:35 | More by Slay40
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-11-2014 00:15:06 | More by Lukass
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-10-2014 02:36:55 | More by Hopmodium
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%

Servign Type - Can

Appearance - Straw yellow, with a 1/2 inch head. Decent lacing.

Smell - Light floral hops, orange, pineapple, some spices. A grassy note along with some bready malts.

Taste - Much like the aroma, Light floral hops with a mild malt backbone. Each fruit that's noticed, is very mild and almost, watered down in flavor. Some spices along with light sweetness adds a much need boast of flavor. A bready/toasty note comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light hops with some added spices coats the tongue. Palate gets more floral fruits with a touch of bready malts. Aftertaste is mild floral fruits, and a little weak/watery.

Overall - As a aipa, this is ok. As a session ipa pretty good. All the flavors are light and a little weak. Still, this is tasty and enjoyable, but its almost like a light-ipa. Theres not much here to ever bring me back to this beer but it might be a great starter for a rookie ipa drinker.

07-08-2014 21:12:10 | More by wvsabbath
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-07-2014 22:40:15 | More by DenverHopHead
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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.

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

Arizona

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%

12oz can poured to pint shaker

Pours a straw gold, hazy with visible small particles. Small white head dissipates quickly

Nice aroma, with an initial rush of bread fresh out of the oven and citrus flowers

Flavor follows the nose, bread and citrus, though a tad lighter. Nicely balanced with significant sweetness checked by a decent bitterness... one of the better examples of good balance I've tried recently. Simple in the big notes, some lingering interestingly complex low level flavors I'm not quite putting my finger on all of in the aftertaste: basil, vanilla, black pepper, copper?

Mouth feel is thin and watery

Really tasty and luscious smelling beer, with cosmetic faults and low carbonation keeping me from giving it a much higher score. I'll definitely try this on tap if I see it. Drinks lighter then the 6.2 abv would indicate

07-06-2014 01:35:32 | More by ryannosaurus
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-04-2014 05:15:21 | More by SocalKicks
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FrogOut69

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-04-2014 03:14:02 | More by FrogOut69
Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.