Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA
Epic Brewing Company

Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPATart 'n Juicy Sour IPA
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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #874
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,929
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.43%
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
323
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Dec 17, 2015
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  113
SCORE
85
Very Good
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPATart 'n Juicy Sour IPA
Notes: We've combined the clean, puckering tartness of kettle souring with an abundance of juicy, citrus-driven hops to create a beer that’s the best of both worlds - Tart n' Juicy Sour® IPA.

Does not contain dairy.
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Ratings by geearreff:
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Reviewed by geearreff from California

3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I have a hard time calling this beer a sour or an IPA. This tastes more like a Gose--very salty with a hint of bitterness. Quite an enjoyable taste if you're into that style.
Aug 28, 2021
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by cbrady748 from New York

Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
2022-01-03
12oz can served in a tulip. Something was printed on the bottom, but not a single character is legible. Gift from my friend, a math teacher from Alaska.

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a fairly small head that settles into a pretty even layer a little less than a half millimeter thick, with a few little craters in it. Smell is very mild...moderate bitterness and moderate tartness is all I get out of it.

Taste is also fairly mild. I get some kettle sour acidity, light bitterness, maybe a some general fruitiness -- I could believe a little bit of peach juice or something like that.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth. Overall...not digging this. Not terrible, but not very good.
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Aug 19, 2021
 
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear and amber colored with a thin cap that fades to a ringlet and archipelago; leggy, with dots lingering

Smell: The aromatics bring a combination of juicy grapefruit and sour, lactic yogurt tones

Taste: Juicy grapefruit forward with the lactic aspect blending; from start to finish, the flavors swing back and froth between the two elements

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I enjoyed the blend of flavors here; others have complained about the lack of complexity as a kettle sour but I like it for what it is
Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Merlyn from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
pours a carmelish orange, 1 finger of head, off white. smells amazing, very dank with quite a bit of grapefruit and orange. packs quite a punch on the tongue.. pretty sour but a clean sour and not so much a funky sour like brett. Still has the grapefruit, dankess and pine. Well balanced between the two. Not sweet at all and pretty darn dry. Pretty good. I like the combo.
Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 2.98 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a slightly hazy orange/golden color, minimal head. Aroma is mainly sourness with citrus aromas. Flavor is sour orange, lemon, grapefruit pith. I don’t care for the sour mixed with citrus - doesn’t work for me. Carbonation is appropriate, pervasive sourness. Overall, not for me.

1/7/21
12 oz can, dates “best by 1/22/21” - thanks Chops!
3.25 rating
Jan 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.76 by desint from Belgium

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.61 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Interesting combination ... definitely get bits of IPA and Sour ... Maybe they are not meant to go together as the result is a slightly thin and flat taste experience...would likely make a nice summer drinker which is harder to appreciate in chilly temperatures
Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by johannyne from California

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a translucent orange. Lovely head on initial pour. White and foamy, but the retention is minimal so it was gone fast. Lacing is near absent, especially absent toward the end. Visual effervescence is low. Love the color.
Smell: The aromas are fairly weak to moderate. What I do get is hoppy with notes of funk, but I cannot tell what kind...maybe brett? Kind of fresh onion-like and spicy with dank tinges.
Taste: A hoppy backbone of piney, citrusy (mostly sour orange) notes. There might be a note of dankness involved as well. Definitely sour, but not as much as others. The finish has a malt taste, weirdly caramel but not so strong.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. Slight effervescent burn.
Overall: Interesting to say the least. It feels more like an IPA but I get why Epic says it's also a sour. I'd recommend given how interesting it is.
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.19 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by trickynicky from Maryland

Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy amber, small head, little lacing. Elusive aroma; need to sniff hard to find the tart fruits. Sour flavor highlighted by grapefruit and lemon. Balanced hop bitterness Aftertaste and finish remain tart but not overpowering.
May 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by TH28 from Florida

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L:. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a white head and no lacing.

S:. Strong sour funk, notes of grapefruit, some cracker malt, a strong tartness.

T:. Strong sour funk, notes of grapefruit rind and some orange, a light malt and strong sourness. Very nice sour funk.

F:. Medium body, smooth slick carbonation.

O:. This is a nice sour IPA.
Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by KensWorld from Florida

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mikefernandez from Colorado

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by bcgoldtoe from Michigan

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Everything I've wanted in a beer. Subdued alcohol, not too bitter, and the sour notes are absolutely killer. Definitely a great choice for a session.
Sep 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Precisiondigital from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Grape fruit with hints of lemon and citrus. Not too tart but has a smooth finish and watery yet sikuotaneously creamy feel. Hops are in the background but not the slightest bitterness. I enjoy it as a summer ipa but I'm not crazy about it. Little bit if salt but not too much. Low alcohol content. Thought I tasted some lactic acid in there and then read other reviews and people said the same
Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Commandophile from Illinois

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Taste: tart very sour,earthy, chewy, gritty, citrus hopped. Fermented sour nose. Gold/amber hue, clear, small white head and lace. medium to med/full body. Maybe the can was beyond date? 60 IBUs
Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can at The Heidelberg in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A: Pours a hazy, amber color with a ruby tint, variously amber and ruby highlights, energetic, one finger head white formation, rim retention and remarkably complex lacing.
S: Tangy/tart and funky with aromas of green apple, delicious apple, vanilla, caramel and a touch of lactic acid.
T: Moderately art with fruit flavors, again green apple, delicious apple, vanilla, and caramel, as well as a touch of chardonnay grape and lactic acid.
M: Medium bodied with moderate but persistent carbonation. Lots of palatal tingling while consumed.
O: This reminded more of an unadulterated lambic or gueuze than any other American Wild Ale I have tried. Only real critique is that I really didn't really find any consistency with an IPA, but that is how it is labeled.
Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 1.18 by Baerdad from Ohio

Jun 18, 2019
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It's tart, sour, and slightly hoppy. Light bodied and full of flavor. I've never had anything quite like it; If perhaps you want to expand your palate, then Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA from Epic Brewing is right for you. It would complement a sandwich nicely, if you happen to have one handy.
Jun 18, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A holdover from the yesterday, when I had typed up the prelude, but ran out of steam before getting to the review. Hereby submitted for your amusement & pleasure:

It must be New Odds & Sods Beer Sunday (Week 746) as I am delving deep into the backlog, pulling out bottles & especially CANs for The CANQuest (tm) & really getting at them! Once the day ends, you will be able to look back at the progression & see that there was actually method to the madness. In the interim, just hang on, it's a wild ride!

From the CAN: "We've combined the clean, puckering tartness of kettle souring with an abundance of juicy, citrus-driven hops to create a beer that’s the best of both worlds - Tart n' Juicy Sour® IPA."

No dairy?!? First, the previous one seemingly did not include lower-case "p" polenta & now this one does not CANtain dairy! I am really getting fed up! Good thing that the end is in sight.

Right! This is getting silly! There will be NO silliness during NBS (Week 746)! And by none, I mean that there may be some & by "some" I mean that there will be plenty & by "plenty" I meant that it will be rampant! Carry on as I feel CANpelled to join the orgy taking place next door!

Monty Python aside, I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug until I could get the lay of the land. It poured pretty clear so I let it run until I got close to the kick. It was foaming on its own to form just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, soapy, bone-white head, but with very low retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with some floaties in evidence, but since this was NOT an AIPA, it made little difference. Nose had a pronounced tart citrusiness with the kind of nose that I have been getting lately from kettle-soured beers. Hmm. Really, though, it was quite tart on the nose and my lips were puckering as a sympathetic response. Mouthfeel was kinda thin, but again, not a CANsideration since it was NOT an AIPA. It was quite tart in terms of its taste, though. The CAN depicts a grapefruit overlain by a lemon & that pretty well sums it up. Man, if you did citrus fruits, then this is your bag! If not, well then, I guess that yer own yer own. Finish was puckeringly dry, no getting around it. My real bugaboo was their labeling this as an AIPA. It is totally misleading & bears no resemblance to that style. Remember, boys & girls, rate to style & NOT to personal taste. 'Nuff said.
Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
A nice golden, somewhat cloudy color and a fair head that dissipates quickly. Highly carbonated. Smell leaves a lot to be desired. Rather yucky in aroma. Light and sour I don't get much an IPA taste. It's way different. They are not strong or overpowering in any way so they're extremely easy to drink. There's just a bit of sour that's not objectionable. Overall though, it's not one I would buy again. B.B. 7/2/19
May 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

May 09, 2019
Tart 'n Juicy Sour IPA from Epic Brewing Company
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