Escape To Colorado | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrinkSlurm on 07-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,516
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
585
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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9
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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ICTguy21
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of coreypegram
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of Jim67
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
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2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 585 ratings
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