Once Epic has a version of something out then you know it’s official, so I guess Cold IPA is here to stay (for the time being at least).  This 6.3% IPA is American-hopped in the typical Epic fashion, this time using the tried and true duo of Simcoe and Amarillo, with some Mosaic for some extra tropical spin. Extra sharp lemon and lime citrus jumps out on the nose, while a complex but gentle current of juicy malt, pineapple and undefinable ripeness runs underneath.  On the tongue, however, that’s where things get real….  An immediate and absolutely commanding bitterness explodes onto the palate, projecting a shockwave of citrus and tropical fruit in front of it.  It isn’t a hugely long or complex palate hit, but its sheer force and focus leaves the taste buds in hushed reverie. This is an IPA you drink with a scowl, and bitterness that you taste with your TEETH, and I’ve never been happier to say that it won’t be for everyone.  But if you like to truly ride the IBU express then this is an unmissable release from Epic.

Epic Rooster Cold IPA