New England Style IPA - Pulp Addiction
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New England IPA
Ranked #1,839
Ranked #18,934
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Very Good
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 106
Photo of Clemson_OB
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I actually liked this beer for precisely the same reason many seem to have not liked it. While the can does say "New England Style IPA", you still must rate the beer individually, not on some arbitrary idea of what you think it should be because of the style. It's certainly not what I've come to expect from the style, but I'm also much more of a West Coast IPA fan, and this almost felt like it was right in the middle. Juicier and and hazier than a typical WCIPA, but more bitter and dry than a typical NEIPA. Personally, I really enjoyed this beer for what it was.

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Photo of kitch
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date “doctor’s orders”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A nice hazy mango orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.

Aroma: Lots of orange, orange pulp, orange juice, orange rind with hints of cantaloupe and maybe even some lemon liqueur.

Taste: Lightly juicy, lightly bitter, orange pulp, orange rind, apricot, cantaloupe with hints of mango.

Mouthfeel: Moderately creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not bad and quite refreshing, but not quite as juicy as some of the best NEIPAs.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA. Not of great note nor due tremendous acclaim, still it hits all the necessary cords for a very decent brew of this style. Price point way too high ($16/six pack), but perhaps lower priced elsewhere.

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Photo of michiganmatt
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: not very hazy and not much head
S: delicious and fruity
T: juicy, with some fruity flavors that don't quite match any fruit that I know of. a faint dankness
F: nice feel. not too bitter. carbonation is light.
O: overall a decent IPA

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple and mango. Sweet tropical fruit flavor with some caramel and a mild bitter bite.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a slightly hazy deep orange with a small head. The aroma is hugely dank, with loads of pine and cannabis, with orange peel and papaya. The flavor is dank and overripe, with loads of cannabis, mango, papaya, banana, and indistinct overripe fruits. The mouthfeel is is medium bodies with moderate carbonation with a sweet finish. Overall this is a nice beer - not exactly to the stated style, but wonderfully dank, with loads of overripe, almost rotting fruit. I really quite like the flavor combos.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-AKA Pulp Addiction. in spiegelau ipa glass. 9 on the haze factor. 10 on the juice factor and a modest 3 on the dankness facotr per can scale.

A: An almost orange soda coloring, far from the reported 9 on the haze factor, was a bit dense, but far from juicy, with a lot of light around the glass edges. The coloring seemed almost fake, a soda like color, not really orange juice,but bright, not really juicy or thick. A thin creamy chalk white head is quickly lapsing. Inside a slow and steady rise of effervesce is macro-bubbly, while the lacing on the vessel is weakly holding and covering. A bit of a disappointment per the cans anticipation and vs. similar by style.

S: Fresh pineapple juice, fruity with a support of mangoes and oranges of modest strength. I'll give this a 5 on the sliding scale of aromatic support. Some dank oranges, pine and dank flowery hops offer some glimmering hope in a modest serving.

T: The flavor opened with a bite of citrus-orange, fairly sharp, flavorful with a bitterness of pine and dank oranges on the finish. A hint of orange cream soda, grapefruit and creamy citrus. Some tropical notes are faint with some peach highlights perhaps from the yeast. A decent lingering hop bitterness occurs.

M: Creamy mouthful, soft with a light presence of carbonation. Okay.

O: Kinda a miss on the appearance, while the nose was only moderate in strength and complexity vs more well known and expectations per style. No really big burst of fruitiness, while the flavor was adequate, but somehow just doesn't cut it in the competitive world of NEIPA. The flavor was more orange cream soda, some background of tropical fruit, but misses on the dankness factor, which is no surprise as the can pre-warned me of this. This was a marginal example, as their other neipa seemed to be rated much better. Not much excitement here, appearance, aroma or flavor wise as well a drink ability factor that was more cumbersome. Much better examples out there, wouldn't waste more then a single purchase here, which is a shame because Epic makes some good beers.

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Photo of georgethefirst
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Confession -- I haven't had an actual New England IPA, but from watching a bunch of youtube reviews, I can kind of gather what the benchmark is.

This beer is quite pleasant -- poured from an undated 12-oz can (but from a reasonably trustworthy bottle shop), it has a minimalist white head and cloudy straw appearance.

Aroma is orange and citrus forward. My nose is not good enough to differentiate tangerine from tangelo, but something in that general spectrum -- very nice.

Taste follows the nose but maybe a bit weaker flavors. Not much alcohol or bitterness make this a crusher, but a reasonably sophisticated one.

Overall I'm a fan.

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Photo of Harrison8
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange with a foggy tint and a finger of white head. Head retention is fair. Aroma is orange, clementine, barley, oats and herbal and resin hops. Feels a little loose in the aroma nailing out some citrus, but still displaying other hops and malts well. Flavor profile is orange, clementine, lemongrass, and biscuit malts. It has a calcium-like fizzy, fuzzy texture with a medium thickness. Overall, a fair NE IPA. Citrus is still a major part of it, but it doesn't drip or ooze citrus from each and every pour, keeping it within a good balance.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy orange color with a 1/2 inch head and some floaties. Smell is of passion fruit, some pineapple and mango. Taste is juicy, passion fruit, light pineapple, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull golden hued and massively hazy. There's a fingernail of eggshell around the rim. The aroma is a blend of mango, peach, and other tropical fruit. I'm tasting mandarin oranges, bananas, and peaches. It's like a sort of tropical fruit punch. The mouth is resinous and sticky.

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Photo of sjrider
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap - poured a hazy yellow-gold with minimal head and lacing. Nose is light citrus and floral hops .Taste follows with more citrusy fruit. Goes down smooth. A fair IPA of this style.

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Photo of pubscout
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of tangerine, orange and other citrus in the nose and in the palate of this NEIPA. Smooth mouthfeel, moderately carbonated and the alcohol is virtually undetectable, despite its 7% ABV. Amarillo, El Dorado and Centennial hops do their work nicely against a good malt backbone in this nicely balanced, juicy, complex beer. If you’re a NEIPA lover, this one is a winner.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look - good haze copper color but I’d expect thicker looking
Smell - fruity floral scent
Taste - marijuana and a little citrus
Feel - medium body and flat, could have been due to a cork being in the bottle at the damn Salt Lake City brewery
Overall - worth another try outside of slc

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on March 25, 2018. Look is slightly hazy dark gold with a thin head and little lacing. Smell and taste is dank juicy hops. Feel is a little light in body.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth! Like Natalie Portman doing ballerina stuff in Black Swan smooth! I mean we are talking Christina Yamaguchi landing a triple lutz smooth! Beer is orange and heavenly as hell with all kinds of passion and stone fruit on the nose. But that’s not where the damn things shines, like Vittoro de Sica giving my loafers a polish, this thing is spot on! Huge tropical fruits that land easier than a SpaceX rocket!

Get it!

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Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very hazy gold with one large finger of white head. Head lasts about five minutes, rings of lace.
Smell is fruity and sweet.
Taste is citrus zest resin strong malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. the finish is mildly dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty beer that drinks like a pale ale. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a can glass.

A: Not much head to speak of a filmy white. The body is a murky, brown, tan color.

S: Lots of tangerine, almost a candy like smell reminiscent of orange candy a little bit of a milk smell as well.

T: Tons of orange almost a sickly sweet taste. It's like drinking melted orange sherbet with about the same level of carbonation.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is almost non existent almost no bitterness.

O: This is quite average. If you liked any of my description above by all means dive in, otherwise pass.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, citrus peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Great soft mouthfeel. Centennial, El Dorado, and Amarillo. Juicy and lightly dank hop complexity, with a nice bready malt backbone. Great showcase of all 3 hops. No fruit was harmed in the making of this NEIPA, but I was definitely expecting some because of the name. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canning date smudged, unreadable
Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, a bit of lacing, very hazy honey golden tan color

Nose citrus, a bit of rind and pith, tangerine and a little lemony, touch of pineapple and tropical notes, faint sweet candy malt

Taste brings more candy malts up front, with big hops right behind, apricot tangerine marmalade like, sweet citrus pectin jam, a touch of pineapple and tropical notes, a bit of a soft creamy malt, little toasty, mild bitterness increasing to fair bitterness on the drier finish.

Mouth is med bod, a touch creamy soft but barely, decent carb

Overall not bad for an IPA, but misses a lot of the marks for a true NEIPA, but not bad.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped DEN 4576. Not sure what that means but I sampled it on January 29, 2018.

It pours a slightly hazy looking pale yellow with a quick lasting modest white foamy head.

The aroma brings out an array of citrus notes including pineapple, orange, and lemon, with a more muted white bread character.

Light to medium body.

The taste begins with the citrus juiciness but then it detours off to an odd sort of spicy or tobacco-like finale. Except for the way it finished it wasn't bad.

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a New England style AIPA that will make you a fan of New England AIPA's. It's what's right with the style.

It's cloudy and yellow and fizzy, Pretty. The aroma is strong and hoppy. The taste is bitter but also hugely malty. Wonderful. It finishes bitter. Nice.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of puck1225
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought during a recent holiday trip to Cincinnati.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Cloudy orangish yellow. Goood head and lacing. Very fragrant citrus smell. The citrus carries to the taste which is strongly orange and grapefruit. Right amount of bitterness. A very good beer!

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Photo of DW78715816
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - hazy orange
Smell - citrus, pineapple and orange
Taste - definitely juicy citrus - pineapple and orange come to mind. Mild sweetness and mild bitterness. Smooth.
Feel- smooth and very easy drinking.
Overall - it's pretty good. Definitely juicy as advertised. Not very bitter or dank.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into the Duvel.

It looks sunburnt orange, amber straw yellow color? LOL Maybe i need to add a few more hues, Crayola? The light cream head disappears but leaves a thin wisp. and only a thin collar with no lacing.

Smells of wood and orange.

Tastes exactly like the aroma but with more grapefruit bitterness, not so much orange. Dry wood is certain.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry.

Overall, citrusy with medium bitterness, but depends on your palate. I had one early and it tasted fantastic, so naturally when I decided to review this it was more harsh. I still have 4 left so i will edit this if I find differences in this review.

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