New England Style IPA - Pulp Addiction | Epic Brewing Company

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New England Style IPA - Pulp AddictionNew England Style IPA - Pulp Addiction
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3.83/5
Very Good
91 Ratings
New England Style IPA - Pulp AddictionNew England Style IPA - Pulp Addiction
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kojevergas on 10-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,634
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of joshhug141
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
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 Theogre83
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BennyProfane
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMills52
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phatsmackey
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
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 dental
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mblack62
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beersgud
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgethefirst
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +4.4%
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 -6.5%
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 FBarber
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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 searsclone
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.79/5  rDev -1%
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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New England Style IPA - Pulp Addiction from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 91 ratings