Imperial IPA | Epic Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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358 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
Ranking:
#15,454
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
358
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouAleHead
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great tasting beer, pours a nice light golden color, decent white creamy head that laces. Aroma of hops is ever so present and taste is refreshing with the hop bitterness at the end. Good beer to drink for those long hot summer days.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MUTINY
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into my Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a just-slightly hazy gold/copper with 1 1/2" foamy white head that recedes slowly. Retention & lacing are both excellent.

S: Herbal, fruity hop character jumps out of the glass. Some caramel-like sweetness. Melon. Brown sugar. Citrus. A bit of a resinous quality. Impressive.

T: Comes on malty with more brown sugar & some peppery spice. The mid palate reveals more & more hops, both in terms of citrus & overall bitterness. The finish is a slightly dull combo of lemon/lime & molasses.

M: Moderate carb married to a slick malty body. A bit soapy.

O: I actually think I like this quite a bit.

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Photo of Endeavor11
2.17/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hate the malt after taste.

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Photo of npendres
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bretribution
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of thebeerprincess
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chewy6935
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roybert
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stingraystripe
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of Floyd80108
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malone47
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial IPA from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 358 ratings