Imperial IPA | Epic Brewing Company

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351 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): 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
Ratings:
351
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beer Lenin would like (in an alternate timeline). It is a big beer with an assertive hoppy bite. I recommend pairing with a sharp white cheddar or an especially funky Herve. Definitely not for starters, most starting drinkers will bind this brew too assertive. That's okay. Don't try this beer until you are ready.

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Bottle into a glass, color is deep hazy gold, with a nice head, good lacing. The nose is pure hop bomb, very resiny, some citrus. Taste is hop bomb the way the nose was. Bitter but smooth hop throughout the mouth, but never unpleasantly bitter. Hop heads should love this one. On tap, it's even more resiny, and almost (not quite, but ALMOST) syrupy. Comparing the bottle to the tap for this one - it's probably one of the most disparate beers I've ever had, though both versions are just excellent.

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Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 351 ratings.
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