Imperial IPA | Epic Brewing Company

Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
356 Ratings
Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the epitome of Epic’s IPAs. This hard hitting brew manages to pack a punch while still providing that fantastically complex IPA flavor. Slightly floral aromas hit the nose while resinous flavors dominate the body, finishing with the ideal palate cleansing bitterness.

Added by BarrelO on 02-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,272
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
356
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Impression from a fresh bomber purchased at a NorthEastern Colorado beer store:

ABV is dangerously well-disguised, and it doesn't bend too tropical even though it does hint at pineapple...a note that I'm not too keen on in (I)IPAs. Pale malt sweetness opposes any hop bitterness, keeping it pretty well balanced without having to result to overly sweet caramalt or crystal malt.

Hop pungency and depth of flavour could be improved, but all around it's an enjoyable expression of an imperial IPA even if it doesn't stand out in the oversaturated style.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of MAR_801
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of sohearn
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright, clear orange in color with a firm white froth that sticks. Lotta' fruit (mango, orange, pineapple) in the aroma. Not a lot in the way of hops. Taste is caramel malt forward with a fleeting bitterness and some orange rind to be found in there somewhere. Medium in body with a slight alcohol heat throughout the finish.

I can dig it. And I can move on.

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Photo of beermejapan
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly malty and sweet. Very little hops for an imperial IPA.

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

Photo of sjrider
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wgkutz
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a bad DIPA. Expected less given the mediocre reviews it'd received, but there's actually a fair amount of substance here. Not overly bitter - this IPA airs more on the savory, dank side of the hop spectrum. An impressive beer. Reminiscent of Hercules, albeit with less malt.

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Photo of Hakeemrv
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My bottle has this clocked in at 10% Release 57 Mosaic so judging by past reviews it must be at least 3 months old.

A - Slightly cloudy bright amber yellow color with a 1/2 inch of frothy foam that dissipates to a nice ring of lace.
S - Malty and piney but it doesn't smell too strong so it must have aged out some of the pineapple or mango? hops a bit. Doesn't smell offensive so thats nice.
T - Malty but surprisingly not too syrupy which was a surprise. Lots of honey malts and mango hops.
M - A bit chewy but for the gravity I was surprised how easy it went down. Medium heavy body.

Overall it was worth the tick at just 9 bucks for the bomber but there are WAY better DIPA's out there. Skip it if you can.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markjarema11
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Omnium
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Slightly hazed orange gold with a finger of soapy white head, medium spotty lacing.
S - Up front some stone fruit, grape, orange , payapa, some biscuit malt, and unfortunately some diacetyl. Even some green pepper.
T - You definitely get the base mosaic profile, but there is a serious diacetyl profile in this that is very detracting. White grape, orange, green pepper, orange, some dank onion, papaya.
M - Chewy for sure, mildness hanging on, slight warmth.
O - Good IPA, but the diacetyl takes away from this beer for sure, its has the good qualities of a mosaic IPA unforunately just mudded up.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pretty golden color, nice head with mix of fine and coarse bubbles, just-barely-off-white-toward-yellow-manila color.
Very little nose, at least served at 45F. Hints of dank marijuana.
Taste is very nice, actually quite mild. Not sweet, mildly bitter, very well balanced. Apricots, both dry and sweet.
Mouthfeel is lush, rich, gorgeous. Very possibly the best mouthfeel of any IPA I've ever had.
Finish is well integrated with the beer. Subtle. Bitter.
Overall this is just really, really nice. The guys and/or gals at Epic know their stuff.
It hides the alcohol, too. I wish it were 6% so I could drink more of this in a sitting. As it is - small pours only, alas.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy haze but little head..probably the pour. smell off a bit. This was release 45 so might be a bit old. Taste was ok but also off a bit for me. If all are like this I wouldn't buy again. Might give it another try but way better IIPAs out there

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Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 356 ratings
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