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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Inspired by west Coast IPA’s 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".


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (566) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2010
Up a few notches from Mayhem. Realy a beer worth seeking out. Fairley limited i believe. Has similar character to others just more intense all over. Top in the line imo and tasted side by side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
50cl bottle. Clear gold color with a fluffy white head. Fresh grassy hop pellet aroma with some blackberry and spice. Pungent and fruity with a light grape touch as well. Dry flavor with a crackery malt profile. Medium bitterness and solidly hoppy through the finish. Medium bodied but remains drinkable and light on the palate. Very fresh and hoppy considering it just took a boat ride from New Zealand. Very interesting nice hop aroma/flavor packed into a well constructed and balanced package. I’d love to try this on it’s home turf considering how good it is here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Guy411 I think. Pours a clear gold with an orange highlight and a filmy white head. Aroma is bright and tropical, reminiscent of Simcoe or more likely Nelson. Breadiness is a little too prominent, probably due to a bit of age. Slight metallic note as well. Light pale malty flavor up front with a decent amount of mango and piney hops. Bitterness is very solid. A get a slightly vegetal note in the finish as well as a hard water note. Obviously a great beer when fresh, this is closer to just ’good’ now.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
This has to be my absolute favourite beer. I can not fault it. Each time I have it there will be something else i discover and enjoy. Perfection.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
500ml bottle from AUS. I had this up against the Mayhem. Pours dark golden colour with white head. Citrus and mango nose. Taste of grapefruit, bit crisp hop hit upfront and long bitter finish, a lot like the Rogue yellow snow. Good beer, but not my favourite interpretation of the style though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
500ml bottle given to me by Kristina... Pours a slightly hazy apricot orange brown with a thin soapy white head... Tropical fruit run amuck with a good portion of it being perfumey lynchee... Flavors offer up much of the same with less intense lynched but more of a perfumey and floral dank citrusy hop. Pretty straighforward but done generally pretty well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 7, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: Hoppy!: Pine and resin (and grass?) and fruity (tropical?, pineapple) and spruce. Big face full of the stuff. Something going on in the background that made me think of a picnic on the banks of a stream in the Collegiate Mountains in Colorado from years ago. Can’t pin it down. Appearance: golden brown and hazy, rocky thick off-white head and lasting lacing. Looks like real beer. Taste: really good rounded bitterness, small dash of salt in the aftertaste, not really and sweet or sour that I can tell. Palate: Full body without being a stout or a porter it is very substantial. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation but not so that it stings, goes down very smoothly. BItter finish, nice yeasty, hoppy aftertaste. Overall: This is very nice. I’d almost put it next to the Mendicino Winter Imperial PA Good to know you can get the good stuff this far from civilisation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 500ml bottle. Unclear orange hue, nice thick foamy off white head, good streaky lacing. Massive hit of astonishing hop aromas - lychee, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, gold kiwifruit, some stone fruit, lots of pine, resin, yummmm. Mildly sweet, moderate to strong bitterness, faint sourness. Tastes delicious with all those hop elements coming through with a hint of caramel but this beer is all about the hops. Medium body, crisp, long mostly dry bitter finish. This is an epic beer (excuse the pun) and despite its Armageddon name it brought a slice of heaven on earth to my day. Thank God for hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of mango, pineapple, lots of citrus hops, and a hint of pine. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with fruity with mango and light pineapple. The finish has loads of citrus and grapefruit hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2010
500ml bottle so 1/2000th of the production! Pours a very clear glowing orange with a smaller white froth. Aroma is punchy and strong similar to the Hop Damn a bit, very resinous, pine, candied peach/mango, only slight hints of oxidation from the travel, light candy caramel, very nice. Flavor follows except is a bit more vacant, oxidation comes through more in flavor, mellow but distinct pine, very light peach and mango, very clean, missing some malt back-bone, quick finish. Medium/light bodied, softer sizzling carbonation.


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