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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
218
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
23.35%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by kagent777:
Photo of kagent777
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from the Utah system poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Slightly hazy medium golden. Very solid three finger thick head with loads of tiny bubbles. Very appealing.

Smell: Hops! I get green pine and "herby" along with a general hops spiciness. I might be imagining it, but I think I can also pick up a bit of Belgian yeast phenolics.

Taste: The taste follows the nose strongly. A very yummy IPA with strong hops flavors. The hops are not overly bitter, a lot of late and secondary. The website says Chinook, Centennial, and Citra and I can definitely pick out the Citra. I only knock this one down because I cannot pick out the Belgian yeast. If it does not have Belgian yeast, then why is it a Belgian IPA?

Mouthfeel: Solid feeling beer with lots of flavor that easily coat all over the mouth. Medium body with soft carbonation.

Overall: I would not have known this was a BIPA had the label not said so. This has been in the bottle for 100 days or so but it actually has held up quite well. I would have preferred a bit stronger in the Belgian department.

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Photo of Stingraystripe
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nose is resiny, piney, hops very clear with some fruit. Pours translucent ambery gold with a tight head that doesn't linger and begins to lace. Taste is malt forward slightly bready, and then the pine and the citrus come in. Smooth and bitter finish. This is definitely a cross between a Belgian and an IPA which for me kinda marks it as an IDEAL spring/summer beer. One of my favorites for sure.

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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

for the most part i think i have liked Epic's beers more than most.Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed burnt orange with a large fluffy white crown that left two broken rings of lace behind as it settled very slowly into a frothy mass.Aromas of overripe tropical fruits and light phenols,there is a little herbal and resinous note that get bigger as I drink more as well.Flavors of the before mentioned tropical fruits with some toasted grain and some mildly spicy phenols.Not an overly complex beer but the flavors are not bad.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of rsquared59
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ChaseBacon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Arherring
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Beer Revolution's Epic (that's a proper noun, with a capital 'e') tap incursion.

This beer appears a cloudy, dark apricot amber colour, with one fat-ass finger of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a thin wall of fog bank lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of testy Belgian yeast, peppy orange and red grapefruit flesh, grainy caramel malt, a bit of white pepper spice, and further leafy, herbal, and grassy hops. The taste is muddled generic domestic citrus, a more laid-back earthy yeastiness, semi-sweet grainy caramel malt, black pepper dust, and more leafy, weedy, and lightly perfumed floral hops.

The carbonation is rather mild in its plain and hard to detail frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, that yeasty character taking a minor tithe. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel, mixed fruit, and yeast all arranging thusly.

Overall, a fairly well-made version of this hybrid style, the hoppy bitterness and yeasty astringency butting heads, yeah, but more or less gently. Not my favorite thing, but I can admit when something will play well to the aficionados kicking about, and this one surely must.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - dark, murky orange with a big, soft, white head that has decent retention

S - big citrus, oranges, bread, faint belgian yeast

T - very citrusy, oranges, peaches, apricot, mildly bitter finish, some faint belgian yeast

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied, some warming alcohol

This is a really nice, fruity, citrusy, Belgian IPA. I was very impressed. It's got a great hop character and overall flavor as well as great drinkability. This is definitely a beer worth trying.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good golden color, almost perfectly clear. OK head and really nice clingy lacing that hangs on for dear life. Aroma is piney with a good amount of pineapple and some orange. Malt sweetness and hops balance pretty well but this beer is a little more subdued than I would have expected. Just researched and realized that this beer has been in the bottle for 4 months. Still a good IPA, but I would guess that it has lost a little during its time in the bottle.

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Brainless IPA Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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