Escape To Colorado | Epic Brewing Company

Escape To ColoradoEscape To Colorado
BA SCORE
3.7/5
571 Ratings
Escape To ColoradoEscape To Colorado
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrinkSlurm on 07-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,157
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
571
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
128
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.7/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. There are small chunks of sediment seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and earthy, slightly onion-like herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slightly vegetal herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting yet not detracting vegetal-like quality from the hop profile used in this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a good, affordable ipa, if a bit boring. to be honest I expected quite a bit more from this new to Colorado release, but its rather plain. mostly clear orange honey color and an airy white head over an inch high. it smells well hoppy, bitter and dank, stinky and sticky, definitely modeled on the west coast versions. its flavor though isn't as punchy or fresh as the nose, its muted, balanced, less up front. its easy enough to put a bomber back, ice cold, refreshing, well carbonated, and clean finishing, but I don't get a new hop experience, I get a tired one, and that is not what I am accustomed to from epic brewing, who has made some of my favorite beers out there. I do like that it was less than four bucks, but I expected more just the same from this one.

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

22oz bottle, from a random grocery store in Glendale, Colorado.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves a bit of layered puffy sticker lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of slightly dank, but actually more resinous (yay!) pine needles, musty citrus, bready, grainy caramel malt, faint earthy yeast, and further floral, leafy hops. The taste is more dialed-back on the various pine notes, with the orange, white grapefruit, and lemon citrus ascending, amongst the bready, slightly doughy pale and caramel malts, and an additional mixed herbal and tropical bitter fruitiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated, barely a tic to be had or bargained for, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops not in the mood for any particular transgression hereabouts. It finishes just a smidge off-dry, the hops comin' 'round the bend for another malt-suppressing offensive.

I now see the confusion over the different Epic Brewing concerns - they are one and the same, and evidently the Utah-based company sought refuge in Colorado's more lenient ABV restrictions. Whatever, this is a decent IPA, one that keeps the trendy dankness levels to a minimum - but just give it time, I suppose.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Moderate amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | 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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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