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Hopulent IPA | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT!

Added by Wasatch on 05-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,088
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
849
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
152
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Ratings: 849 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer2day
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thick, chewy, dirty gold pour with a nice cap of 2-finger light cream head. Nice retention and very nice lace. Lots of floaters in the bottle.

Strong herbal citrus nose. Definite earth tones, but grapefruit does stand out above all else. Not too overpowering and very nice for the style.

A little thin up front. Earthy, herbal hops come in mid way through the glass. Finishes with a light citrus bite of grapefruit. Resiny in the finish, but only slightly so. Alcohol definitely there, but well masked.

Feel is right on, just a bit on the chewy side.

Very filling beer, so brings the drinkability down a tad. I'd get this one again.

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Photo of sooner961
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Brutesling57
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Vlad763
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of cd34
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jstewart1130
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Epic Hopulent IPA. India Pale Ale. Elevated Series. Release #37, 8.2 % ALC./Vol.

Opaque appearance, peach/apricot hue, smallish wheat head, leaves lace and lots of tiny bubbles. Nice.

Aroma: classic American IPA nose, Cascade and then some, citrus and pine, plus peach and so forth. Getting more prickly, and pleasant, the more I drink it in through the nostrils. Just right.

Taste: Mmm, mmm, mmm. Almost perfect. Tons of pine and citrus, with the merest malt, providing a plump pillow. Hitting all the marks, plucking all the strings, striking all the notes. Nothing too over the top in bitterness, not too heavy, not too lean. Not too high in alcohol, either, though it is on the strong side. Very palatable, very approachable, easy to please for the experienced hop-o-phile. Plenty of pure hop flavor, here, gets a touch astringent, but not too much of anything I can't handle. Gets increasingly bitter and pungent, but, again, that's right up my alley.

Let us now put to rest the notion that there is no good beer coming out of Utah. Eventually, that will be claimed for all 50 States, just you wait and see.

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Photo of Mississippi
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Mattmiller21
4.24/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BJasny
4.24/5  rDev +11%

Photo of drrone
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a hazy amber/straw color that left an generous amount of lace around the top.

S- Smells great, hop hit with pine, grapefruit and mango.

T - Similar to nose, but those tropical fruits are balanced nicely with the hops. Resin with light bitter after taste. Very nice.

M- Easy to drink, light carbonation, light to medium body, boozey not overly so.

O- Nice job Epic, this is one of my favorite beers from them. It has a great hit of hops, that is balanced well with the citrus and tropical fruits. Worth trying. I'm glad I have regular access to this.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this 22 oz bomber at a recent Epic Ohio release party at Lizardville in Bedford. Had the Spiral Jetty on tap during that event, and am curious to see how it stacks up against the much stronger Hopulent.

An examination of the bottle reveals a fair amount of sediment in the bottle, which always makes me a bit nervous when that bottle in an IPA, as it could be an indication of over-aging. The bottle has no bottled on date, but does state it was part of Release #23.

Poured into a tulip glass, this has a cloudy honey color with a three finger head that ever-so-slowly reduces with loads of lacing.

The aroma is of rich resinous hops, buttery malt, and pine. Mild citrus is present as well, but not in great amounts.

Starts with plenty of thick hops, resinous, vinous and bitter. Plenty of pine, with a bitter that starts, tunes down, and then crescendos as it finishes. More citrus in the smell than the taste, this is a quite tasty brew.

Medium to full bodied, with plenty of bitter and dry finish, this is a nice slow sipper.

After having this and the Spiral Jetty, I definitely find this to be more up my alley. Tasty, bitter, and enjoyable, this is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Bake
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm kind of surprised by some of the lukewarm reviews of this beer. This is probably the third bomber I've purchased in the last four months and I've enjoyed each one of them. It's definitely a hop forward beer - nice citrus and piney smell (great in a tulip). It is a little murky in appearance but not muddy. It's got some body to it but still drinks really smooth. A well balanced DIPA.

If you are in the mood for a crisp clean IPA this isn't what you are looking for. If you want a hoppy meat and potatoes beer this is a good choice.

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Photo of Jerefrog
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Kips
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SheboyganLager1869
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveDay5
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L-Clear, golden 1/2 inch head, little retention, minimal lacing

S-Floral, fruity hops.......Mango, papaya, melon

T-Follows the nose, sweet malts, fruity, floral hops.........slight bitterness in the finish

M-Lite to medium body, mild carbonation, chewy

O-Great hop flavor, very drinkable, good balance

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Photo of BiereBlanche
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This batch is labelled "Mosaic"

Looks - Slightly haze deep orange, massive white head slowly falls to rocky patches and lots of lacing

Aroma - Moderate hop oil, notes of underripe mango, fresh grapefruit, background alcohol. subtle graininess

Flavor - Tropical fruit dominates, dried mango, mandarin orange, sweet peaches. resiny flavor and moderate bitterness, notes of citrus rind linger. Moderate honey and light bread.

MF - Super smooth, brain says drink it down! Medium-full body and clean but notable alcohol presense says take it slow. CO2 is a bit low.

Overall - a very accessible IIPA, with the right alcohol and gravities to be a sipper; the bitterness is low and smooth while the finish balances on the sweet end for style, but the hop character for this batch is pleasant and dominant, if not absurd. A nice, big, hop-heavy beer for IIPA new-comers.

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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 849 ratings
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