Escape To Colorado
Epic Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #6,364
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3.71 | pDev: 10.51%
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In Brighton:
LOOK: Pours a very hazy amber color and has a slightly off white head that recedes to a thin skin while retaining some
solid side glass lace.
AROMA: Tart grapefruit first and foremost, along with citrus, piney and floral hops.
TASTE: More malty on the palate than aroma would suggest. Bread malts balance the tart citrus, piney hops.
Drying! Think this was a pretty solid IPA.

Aug 06, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can at a supermarket in Pennsylvania. It was close to its best by date so probably not as good as it had been fresh. This was a very straightforward sessionable IPA. Easy to drink with light malt and citrus. Not to bitter or memorable. Glad I tried but I won’t search it out.

May 13, 2019
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden amber coloration with a small, creamy head. Smell is rather unassuming, with some faint doughy malt and citrus notes coming through. Taste follows the nose, with a decent balance of equally faint grainy, doughy malt and floral, citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pine and a light herbal/grassy note. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some citrus notes and light pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

A decent IPA that's a tad too heavy on the grainy malt and floral hops for me, but still has some nice citrus notes and piney bitterness, although the hops feel a bit faint.

Apr 30, 2019
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iguanodon from Utah

2.56/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Original rating 2016-07-10] Can. Pours clear light gold with a medium white head. Aroma is bready, straw, soapy. Taste is bitter hops, citrus, metal. Not a bad beer but with so many other great IPAs out there I wouldn’t get this one again.

Oct 24, 2018
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 12 ounce can.

Look - The blue and yellow color scheme is nice, but the layout of the name is weird and confusing.

Smell - Distant hops and buttercream icing. Like a typical IPA but much sweeter.

Taste - Much like the smell, it's a sweet IPA. It's an unnatural sweetness too, not like a pleasing malt sweetness.

Feel - Medium body and mild carbonation keep this beer perky.

Overall - Not a fan of this at all. Weirdly unbalanced to nothing in particular. Unappetizing and unappealing.

Sep 03, 2018
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a regular beer with a clean straw color and nice carbonation. Smells a light hoppy aroma and tastes slightly hoppier. It’s super easy drinking and you could hammer these down. Overall it’s a good American IPA. On draft at Ron’s Corner Tavern.

Aug 13, 2018
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz, can stamped "ESCAPE DEN 4133". Hazy amber colored body with a frothy ivory head that fades to a foam. Aroma is citrusy, juicy and a bit tropical. Pale malt with a hint of toast and caramel leads way to moderately bitter juicy and piney hops; quite marmaladey with orange and mango flavors. Medium body, pleasant carbonation, moderate bitter finish. Easy drinking IPA; I like the malt profile which pairs well with the Mosaic hops.

May 16, 2018
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NYCDE from New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm spoiled living in NYC with access to so many AMAZING beers right now but this just isn't doing much for me at all.
I'm visiting CO and just picked up a six pack.
This IPA is pretty disappointing. It's not got much personality up front and on the back end is just kind of a nondescript bitterness. Soapy.
Not a great intro to the local beers. I know there's tons better out here in CO. Will do more research before my next trip to the beer store.

Mar 15, 2018
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Parmesan from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a brilliant gold color with a creamy head and no good rings of lacing.

S: Notes of citrus and tropical fruit, some earthy and piney hops.

T: Notes of ctirus, tropical fruit and passionfruit, mixed with piney and earthy hops, very little bitterness.

F: Medium body, creamy carbonation.

O: I like the mix of piney and fruity hops.

Mar 04, 2018
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UtahBeerPleb from Utah

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A "mild IPA" if I've ever tasted one. It's very light and drinkable. It's piney with some citrus - lemon, orange, and grapefruit flavors. It's too high of ABV to be sessionable, but it goes down easy. It's tasty, but it doesn't have the bite that I think a lot of people look for in an IPA. Still, a good beer.

Feb 22, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong spicy hops, strong piney hops, citrus hops, resin, slight sweet malt, and a hint of orange. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong citrus hops, slight piney hops, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and a hint of earthiness. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend; also not bitter.

Dec 01, 2017
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samurai70 from Missouri

2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thick meringue-like white head that settles to a dollop and has excellent lacing. Aroma has lemon zest, sweet citrus and some honeyed and floral notes. Taste is pineapple, melon and some citrus, a bit of malt sweetness and earthy and grassy bitterness that lingers. Finishes semi-dry with a soft mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Straight forward American IPA that leans into the hops but has a malt presence.

Sep 07, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Epic Brewing Co. "Escape To Colorado IPA"
12 fl. oz. can without packaging codes or freshness dating
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice packaging. Nice colors on the label. It states that it's brewed with Mosaic hops but I'm not sure if it's 100%. I'll guess not since they didn't list that. The 1 finger-thick head of pillowy white that it initially poured has now dropped, and although there are fluffy and lightly creamy islands of lace floating the surface is clearly visible. There's some very nice lacing left around the glass where the original head was though. The body is unimpressive. It's quite hazy and almost cloudy. It's a medium gold in color when raised to the light, and more of an amber when the glass is sitting on the table. Let's hope the aroma can redeem it... it's malty, so I'm guessing this is an old sample. I'll find out how old if it turns out to be oxidized in the flavor. The hops I'm finding are limited, but citrusy and piney. It's not what I think of as Mosiac at all, and it's certainly not bright. I wouldn't equate this aroma with an IPA, but more like a basic pale ale. So.... let's hope the flavor redeems it... no, not really, and in fact I think what I just said about the aroma being more of what's expected of a pale ale is right in line. There's some bitterness to it, yes, but the hops are lacking. Is it oxidized? Yeah, but it's not bad. Clearly this is an older sample though, but if the brewery isn't going to code their beers that's what's going to happen. And in all honesty, an ink jet printer is not that expensive. If you're able to ship your beer across the country you should be able to afford one and figure out how to make it work. The lacing that's left behind is OK, and if the beer was clear I'd probably score it a 4, but as it is I think a 3.75 will suffice. And what a shame, because given the lack of hops it could really use the points. I'd like to try this on tap, and I'll certainly look for another sample to do an update, but again, without freshness dating or even a Julian code I'll have no way of knowing if it's fresh. Disappointing.

Aug 30, 2017
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6/24/17...pours pale yellow, active bubbles, white patchy foam. Citrus pine nose, somewhat pronounced. Light bodied citrus lemon taste. Mellow hop mixes amidst the body. Clean, crisp. Borders on a hoppy lager. Nice.

Aug 01, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Nice sweet citrus and caramel. A piney bitter bite.

Aug 01, 2017
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and slightly earthy hops.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with orange zest and grapefruit. Malts add in with some caramel and syrupy sweetness. Earthy hops add on the backend and linger through the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA.

Jul 12, 2017
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huthuty from Utah

4.62/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very unique ale, it tastes like a lighter ipa yet it has a significant alcohol content, the color is a not particularly fantastic medium yellow , however the taste is a really good blend of hops and alcohol content, drinkable as a lager yet at 6.2 percent this beer is a great ale overall

Jul 02, 2017
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Pretty hazy light amber color, or sort of rusty light copper. A white head recedes to a film with nice random soapy patches of lacing.

Aroma: Really clean pine notes, grapefruit zest, bitter hops.

Taste: Starts off with woody pine, cedar notes then a splash of grapefruit citrus. Finishes clean and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: All around good flavor and aroma, not dominated by anything, equal pine and citrus.

Jun 18, 2017
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ColoradoPhil from Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a little skunky. Let me state straight off it is not bad beer, it reminds me of N.Z. Steinlager. Except it is an ale. As my taste for IPA's is reaching into loving the great ones, my review of this one is I live in Colorado, and this beer does the great beers from here a disservice. It is good, but far from great, and does not have the nice piney resin, citrus notes of a great IPA. It has the bitterness, with out the richness of a great IPA such as something from a nano brewery, or Odell's sublimely excellent IPA. For $2.00 more per six pack you can have a beer you will love, vs this that tastes okay with a pizza. Sorry. I won't be having this again soon. Give me a Stone, give me some New Belguim, Give me a goddamn awesome Comrade Super Power IPA out of Denver. Epic should raise their game.

Apr 19, 2017
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Smith's Billiards in Springfield, MA. The beer had a murky yellow appearance with little to no head. Aromas included some bready citrus, mostly orange and maybe peach. Taste followed the nose with a generally sweet, tangerine citrus flavor. Carbonation was decent; not too crisp or creamy. Overall, I enjoyed the smell-taste combination.

Mar 18, 2017
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells of sweet orange with a nice malty background. Liking the smell of this beer. The flavor is tangerine/citrus like with minimal malts coming through. Not much in the bitterness department, mildly bitterness with the citrus flavor
lingering on the finish. Well carbonated and a bit wet on the finish. Good if not a bit watery and underpowered.

Dec 18, 2016
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Vonerichs from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks great. Crystal clear gold color, great head/retention and cascading lace.

Smell is floral, heal, and biscuity.

Citrus notes come through in the flavor along with the floral hops. Strong biscuit malt presence. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel is bitter and a little chalky. Dry finish.

Decent beer. I appreciate the balance but the flavor is a little muted.

Oct 11, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of resin, pine. Taste is tangerine, orange peels, pine light malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Sep 12, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Canned on ... uh, canning code no date, thanks for nothing jerks.

Pours a nice fluffy creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice soapy lacing, hazy sediment laden golden pilsner color.

Nose brings some citrus hops, lemony, little orange peel, then quickly turns to sweet candy hops, candied stone fruit, candied orange peel, weird herbal candy hop thing, then sweet candy malts, sweet tangerine later.

Taste brings sweet malts, candied hops again, candy citrus and stone fruit, a little tangerine juice, orange zest, little candy syrup, earthy and spicy, a little hop oil and extract thing, sweet citrus. Finish is a little dry, mild sweet sticky malt, candied citrus and stone fruit, a little earthy spicy hop.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh, kind of a boring style IPA, didn't seem to know where it wanted to go, or it could be old hops, but not quite sure since there's no date, too sweet and malty, hops were bland, just not a great IPA.

Aug 29, 2016
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on August 19, 2016. Look is ok. Aroma is unimpressive. Taste is mango and hints of other citrus and tropical fruits. Feel is a little watery. Meh.

Aug 20, 2016
Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
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