Epic Pro-Am 2012: Hopulent

Formerly brewed at Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
6% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 15 Ratings | Special Release |
Epic is proud to announce that our 2012 Pro-Am beer will be available on Friday, September 7. This year’s Epic Brewing Pro-Am brewer is Salt Lake City native, Scott Hunt. Hunt brewed his award winning IPA 74 with Epic in August. The homebrew won Silver in Utah’s 3rd Annual Beehive Brew-Off, 2011, in the American IPA category. The Pro-Am version of Hunt’s beer will be released under Epic’s Hopulent IPA brand label, will carry a unique stamp, Pro-Am ’12, in the “release information area” familiar to dedicated Epic imbibers.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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