Brewery: Epic Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: “Praise the haze”
Brewer Description: (from website) These juicy, hazy, hop bombs are packed to the brim with flavor. In fact, we’ve been downright irresponsible when it comes to hop utilization. Our brewers have been experimenting with everything from lupulin powder, to massive hop backs, exploring the flavor synergies of fermentation hopping, and literally cramming in more dry hops then our tanks can even hold. Our New England-Style IPA rotates through different recipes as and hop charges as we source new and interesting hop verities. See the side of the can for indicators about each new recipe.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6
Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date “doctor’s orders”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy mango orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Lots of orange, orange pulp, orange juice, orange rind with hints of cantaloupe and maybe even some lemon liqueur.
Taste: Lightly juicy, lightly bitter, orange pulp, orange rind, apricot, cantaloupe with hints of mango.
Mouthfeel: Moderately creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad and quite refreshing, but not quite as juicy as some of the best NEIPAs.