Hopulent IPA | Epic Brewing Company

Hopulent IPAHopulent IPA
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72.4%
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3.82 w/ 848 ratings
Hopulent IPAHopulent IPA
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:
#12,205
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
848
Liked:
614
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
151
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours out in a reddish copper color with floaties with a rocky head that leaves tons of lacing. It was packaged or bottled on 6/4/13 as it was batch #67. Go on the website to find out the date and malt/hops.

Pouring it out the bottle, I could already get punches of the aroma. The mosaic is killer on this. Mango, citrus, huge just dankness, floral. Almost that cat pee that hurts your nose, but in a good hoppy way. Lots of caramel sweetness as well. What an intriguing aroma. Not like many IPAs that I’ve smelled before.

The flvor however falls slightly flat. At first, nothing really jumps out at me. I get pine, a huge caramel sweetness. On the end, you get a good pine bitterness that lingers.

This has a really fantastic medium mouthfeel from the malt.

Personally, I sort of wanted to like this beer. My brother grabbed it from a recommendation from a store in LA. I’m glad it was super fresh at least. And hey, I definitely can’t get this beer in NY.

The most important thing is that the changing malt/hop bill is a brilliant idea. Cuisine has surely pushed towards that. Not only in California, but all over America and the world. You use the ingredients you have on hand and that are fresh and you make the best product you can. I love that philosophy.

In the end, despite the interesting aroma, the flavor falls a bit flat for me to really love this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler fromFreeBridge.

Slightly hazy copper body, topped by three fingers of creamy white dense foam.

Aroma is mild grapefruit with a slice of bread. Rather neutral all told.

Solid semi-sweet foundation. A bit of juicy fruit. Bitter snap that lingers long.

Smooth medium mouthfeel, almost feels nitro.

Ah..nothing really bad but all rather bland. Why does this brewery warrant so much Jersey shelf space?

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ryangustafson
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's a good beer by any standard, in regard to the qualities that force me to rate it "good" as opposed to "great," it can be left at a lingerer. Three minutes is far too long for the the overiding bitterness of the hops used in this brew. It's called aftertaste not tasteregret. Otherwise the enchanting citrus notes that greet the taster before a fullbodied, lightly sweet and deftly tingling tongue greet make this a beer easily enjoyed. However, whether or not you prefer this beer to other similar IPA will depend on your preference for grapefruit. In the same manner that an orange diverges from a grapefruit, the impressive ability of this beer's aftertaste makes it unique. For me it's a detraction, however for you, it might be a new, soon storied favorite.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Hopulent IPA from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 848 ratings
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