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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Hopulent IPA is a big beer with lots of complex malt flavor and excessive hops. This beer will have changes to the grain bill and seasonal hop changes. The character of Hopulent IPA is over the top, too much of everything—a real HOP HEADS DELIGHT!


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
650ml bottle (release #45) thanks to Joes. Hazy orange color, full sized a bit creamy, long lasting, fair to good lacing white head. Smell hops, fruits, grapefruit, fresh and citrus. Taste malts, grapefruit, hops, bitter, resin, pine. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle (release 45) thx to Joes @ home. Very hazy orange colour with a decent sized white head. Smells grapefruit, hops, fresh, lovely ipa smell, apricots. Tastes bitter, quite sweet, pine, grapefruit. Full body, great carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (887) - Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours with a LOT of head. I poured it faster than I’d intended to and had a lot of foam to clean up after I sat the glass back down. The color is a pale gold, and the aroma is big. I could smell it long before I raised the glass. The flavor is strong, bitter, intense. The hops all all over it, front, middle and back, and the finish is yeasty and rigorous. The sticky mouthfeel is close to barley wine. I enjoyed this, but it’s neither the best thing I’ve had from Epic, nor is it the best extreme IPA I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
From a bomber. Wow, what an awesome IPA. Lighter golden-straw color with a healthy off-white cap. Beautiful nose: lots of citrus fruit and pine, not sharp but just fragrant and inviting. Solid bitterness with some sweetness underneath. Lighter side of medium bodied with plenty of hop bitterness throughout the palate. Good stuff for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle (release # 45, 8.4%). Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness with lots of grapefruit and piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and piney hoppyness, some alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, piney - some citrus hoppyness, alcohol. Sweetish DIPA with bitter flavor/finish - in the finish alcohol overwhelms bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2012
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark orange beer with a persistent white foam; perfumy piney hoppiness; notes of pineapple; full-bodied and quite thick; moderate carbonation and a fair bitterness; long piney hoppy finish with some earthy and fruity notes - a bit heavy otherwise very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2016 This is a great beer from the bottle. Golden color, slightly cloudy nice long lasting head, fragrant and big hop flavor. On tap at Stokes. Would say on nitro it comes across a bit too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle while watching the Bolts on Monday night. Pours a murky dark gold color with thick white head. Aroma is hops, hops, hops. Taste is slightly sweet, malty with a fair amount of hops, citrus and bitter hops in the back end. A great hop bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Wow, I found this bomber at the Beer Seller in Williamsburg, VA. The pour was chill hazy deep gold with 2-finger white head that laces well. Nose was resiny hops, pineapple, tangerine,m mango, black pepper...great nose here. Tasted resiny hoppy, with a solid pale malt bill, and tons of pineapple, tangerine, and freshly ground black pepper flavor. Finishes smooth and complex. This one was great, and I have no clue how it got fro UT to Williamsburg, VA, with me being lucky enough to grab the last bottle while on summer vacation in early June 2012. Amazing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peache, citrus, grape and pineapple. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity, dry and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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