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Escape To Colorado | Epic Brewing Company

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Escape To ColoradoEscape To Colorado

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrinkSlurm on 07-18-2013

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Photo of Beaver13
2.27/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden copper with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass. There's some big chunky floaties.

The aroma is biscuity malts with grassy, minty hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts and some minty soapiness with a big grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's got a lot of bitterness, but I don't like the hop flavor or the biscuit malt.

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Photo of denver10
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours beigish with a white head. Aroma offers a nice sampling of mosaic hops giving off some sweet fruitiness (grapes, papaya, kiwi) to go along with a decent dose of resinous hopes, and a bit of a toasted breadiness. Flavor follows suite. A crisp, active lighter medium mouthfeel. Overall, decent. Pretty straightfoward and simple (which I expected with it being in their most basic series), but a nice solid drinkable IPA, especially for fans of Mosaic hops. This kinda reminded me of a what New Belgium's Rampant could have been had NB done a better job with it.

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Photo of mentor
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a 2 finger yellowed head over a hazed light golden liquid. Smells green onion/wild garlic cheesy, lemony, dank piney, baby aspirin. Yuck, these hops sat on the bine too long at harvest and got nasty. If you are the brewer and don't understand this, drop me a note.

Tastes dank pine, dank onion garlic, bright lemony. Baby aspirin, orange, cheesy hop that will only worsen very quickly. Astringent hop sour and bitter. Supporting malt sweet is right if the beer had been well-made, but these hops blast over everything. I think some esters are present, but lost under the hop brutal. Astringent finish, medium in the mouth, medium carbonation. Overall, meh.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $3.49. Good thing this was cheap because this was one of the most boring IPA's I have had in recent memory. Standard orange appearance, looks just fine. Aroma is muted hops and just mediocre. Flavor is not hoppy at all just boring and mediocre malts. So middle of the road, why even bother? Please send this beer back to Utah and take Colorado out of the name, this does not represent our state well at all.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of chugalug06
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Awful clarity. Chunks. Cloudy. Orange. Extremely Large doughy head; soapy, good retention, nice lacing.

Smells like iced tea. Very light aroma. Pine needles, floral, bubble gum...

Light and crisp. Earthy, dry, Good closure on this brew. Starts wet and earthy and ends nicely bitter and well blended. Brew rounds out nicely with medium carbonation. A bit spongy, chewy, and unfinished.

A recommended brew for $4/22oz., but comes out too light bodied and missing flavors, especially for owning a 6.2% abv. Very lackluster. A good entry level IPA.

Expected more.

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Photo of beergoot
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The label states the beer was brewed and bottled. at the Epic Brewing Denver facility.

Outstanding appearance with a thick, creamy, white head sitting atop a lusciously dark gold body. Ripe fruit and pine scented hop aroma with an underlying layer of rich malt. Nice mixture of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a sharp, dry finish.

Strong malt backbone with this one with a sweet, caramel-like tone. But what really stands out is the hops, and not so much with the aroma as the flavor. Their very pronounced, sharp, and biting at times, yet still very flavorful and approachable.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The new IPA from the new Epic location in Denver.

Pours a hazy light orange, copper. Head is nice, white, thick foam. Some rockiness. Lacing is sticky

Aroma has that light caramel biscuit going on with hops hugging it tightly. Pine and citrus with some bits of sharp floral.

Flavor has less hops that the aroma, but they are balanced. Quite a good job melding the pine, grassiness, florals and citrus to hit pretty much in rhythm. The caramel malt undertone gives it a bit of a resin taste and feel, though. Booze is noticeable.

It's quite good, not an over-the-top IPA by any means. A bit old school with newer hops

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into tulip pint at backcountry pizza in boulder Colorado. I guess its epics pioneer brew into Colorado. Great cloudy light orange color. Smell is muted but some fruity hops are present. Taste is really nice...fruity hops are huge but is balanced with a bit of pine. Really thirst quenching and super easy to drink. Reminds me of nebco galaxy but not quite as good...either way I'd get again but I will likely never see it in ct/ny. Deff worth a try.

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Escape To Colorado from Epic Brewing Company
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