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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Inspired by west Coast IPAís on a trip to San Diego for the World Beer Cup and a part of an IPA showdown with Hallertau Brewery . Only 1000 litres of this insane hop joy have been created. The rumour has started that Epic Armageddon IPA is "the sole reason there is a global hop shortage".


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle, Taphouse Sydney. Bright gold body, bit of haze and a thick, persistant white head. Aroma just smacks me in the face; HOPS! Lots of grapefruit rind and pine, unripe stonefruit and melon. Very resiny and delicious. And it delivers quite the same on the body. Some underlying malt sweetness soaks up a bit of the hop bitterness, but it certainly kicks you in the teeth and lingers for a good amount of time. Body is full without being overbearing like a double IPA, and what alcohol is in there is very hard to notice...you get distracted by hops! Pains me to say it, but yes, this is an EPIC beer, worthy of the name and praise!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a huge off white head over a light orange amber body. Big aroma-floral-citrus and a spicey warming taste with a short moderate bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2009
Tried a bottle at the taphouse st k. A big hoppy beer but thin enough to drink a few or more. Piney hops on the nose, bitterness stands out but with good malt support in the background, donít notice the alcohol. A big IPA in the american style though not an IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Brilliant sparkling orange with dense white head. Huge hop aromas of citrus and pine. Some grassiness and a little malt sweetness. Flavour starts off a little sweet with some malt showing through and then the hops take over. Initially plenty of citrus and a little plassionfruit. Plenty of hop bitterness on the end plus a slightly off flavour I cant place. Lets it down a little unfortunately. Mouthfeel is spot on. Overall a good beer that would have been great were it not for the odd flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
Lovely grassiness prevalent, tangerine and a bit of freshly ground pepper. Pours a rocky white head and heady blossom smell. A massed assault of hops with a creamy citrus malt base. This gives way to grapiness and enduring bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel and good weight of bitterness on the second taste. More astringent hop sting, orange blossom and warmth in the very back of the mouth and tongue. Definitely one to go back for seconds on. I heard people saying this was a winter beer, for me quite the opposite as it had light summerfruit flavours. One for the hot, hot sun.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2009 Total Score: 2.4
Grassy hoppiness, but not overdone. Characteristic tangerine/mandarin peel. This beer has kept its hops well for something this old, but has become a little oxidised. Tastes sharp and just a little bit lacking. Vegetal and a wee bit tired. Good mouthfeel and bitterness, but not living up to the expectation that I had of this beer given the hype and expectation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009
Good head real decent carbonation amber coloured IPA,aroma floral,hoppy fruity mix very pleasing,flavour top class bitter,grapefruit,citrus peel bitter peach passionfruit sweetness,fizz on the tongue,finish even bitter/sweet tastes that are sharp and lasting,good one Epic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2009
Batch #2. what a hop explosion, but with balance too! Love the well tuned malt tones- dangerously moreish!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Very very good. Big on the hops. The only bad thing I can say about this is the price (here in Aus) and there was a character in the hop profile that was slightly off. I have three more bottles, so will see If that continues. Otherwise top draw.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours very nice golden amber with a decent off-white head that lasts prety well. First up on the nose is hops, lotsa hops, with notes of clove, lemon, eucalyptus, bubblegum and freshly cut grass. Flavour is very hoppy as well, although maybe less than the aroma, showing caramel, mint, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with a little sharpness, this is a damn fine beer, one of the best Iíve had from NZ and definitely one of the best IPAís Iíve tried from this part of the world.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2009
Dark orange in colour with yellow coloured head, some may say off white,. The biggest floral hop aroma, which you can smell before it is even poured inthe glass. Amazing hop flavours that linger and leaves your tastebuds screaming for more.


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