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Hopulent IPA | Epic Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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849 Ratings
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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:
#13,004
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
849
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
152
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 849 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of LADaveBN
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jocques
2.52/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On nitro it was too much

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On Nitro: Served up a hazy orange, with half finger head, settled into thin cap, nice lacing. Lighter pine and citrus hop aroma, not much else...certainly not what was expected from a DIPA. The beer had a strong pine hop taste...Almost too much pine for my taste. The hops are so overwhelming I can't taste anything else. The beer had a heavier feel, extremely smooth, very bitter aftertaste.

Overall, maybe slightly better than average DIPA.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of talbotjf99
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovely85
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found a bomber on the shelf at my local Trig's. No bottled on date, but it has a release # of 112 and a DEN# 2139 (which means very little to me). Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours extremely hazy--lots of particulate in this one. Because it's so opaque, it's hard to pin down a single color for this one. It's probably best described as a copper rust color (though it's a very pale copper at the edges). About three-quarters-of-an-inch of off-white head falls fairly quickly, but there's good cling. Plenty of visible carbonation, despite the haziness of this one.

S: Not much of a bouquet on this. There's bread and caramel malt notes, with just a suggestion of pine/earthy hops in the mix.

T: There's sweetbread malt notes at the front which immediately begin vying with the hops for attention. The hops flavors at the front are earthy and robust--a bit more piney/resinous than funky. Clear alcohol emerges in the middle, mingling with the sweetness of the malts. The back end is hops and booze all the way: lots of resinous hop flavor mingling with a lingering clear alcohol. A bit more boozy than I'd like, but the overall taste is enjoyable.

F: This one is on the heavier side of medium-bodied. It's creamy, effervescent, and sticky in turns. Though not overly syrupy, the bitter sticks to the palate quite well.

O: I'm happy I picked this one up. It's by no means a world-class DIPA, but it definitely isn't afraid to bring big, bold hop flavor. I noticed how others have mentioned this as being too sweet from the malts, but I felt that the balance was just fine. My only gripe, if anything, was that it didn't hide its ABV very effectively. Otherwise, I definitely recommend picking one of these up.

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Photo of Brent_B
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's cool that this beer changes with the seasons/available ingredients, but the version I had was a little disappointing. Certainly hoppy, but with an overpowering malt sweetness that I find masks the nuances of this beer. Feels heavy (after all, it is a DIPA), but better examples of the style like Ballast Point Dorado or New Glarus' Scream seem to hide their heft, making for a more drinkable beer.

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Photo of LouZ
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this on nitro - creamy and smooth; drank very easy. Not much aroma, but nice flavor with pronounced hops.

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Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickStalzer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gerred
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jacks0n
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spoony
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Leschber
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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