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RATINGS: 489   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".


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
New Zealand has nailed the West Coast IPA technique with this ale. Fresh, hoppy, delicious.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (27) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pours golden with a medium lasting head. Lots of citrus on the nose and taste is quite similar with subtle hints of oak. It has quite a silky mouthful with a medium, lingering bitter finish that's not too overpowering. The perfect IPA in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (423) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Sparkling golden coloured with rich toffee, orange marmalade and citrus fruit flavours, malty and grassy notes followed by creamy vanilla, oak and pine on the finish. Really excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1322) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
500 ml bottle. Wee gusher, chill hazed orange amber, off-white foam settles quickly and mostly lasts. Aroma of tropical fruity hop and caramel malt. Piney tropical fruity hop taste, darker caramel, toasted pale malts, some grapefruit and floralness, surprisingly lean and easy. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - This was a pretty nice IPA, and I was suprised to see it was made in NZ. I originally thought this was something done by Mammoth Brewing Co. The aroma supports a really nice citrus hop array, which seems to help the hops get remolded into something peachy and quite fruity. I didn’t get a lot of the usual caramel malt profile when CaraMalt is used. On the palate there’s really a nice showing of citrusy/piney hops, light pineapple and more peaches. Fruity, hoppy, nice sweetness here. Could have used a little more oomph in the mouthfeel though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
konungen (82) - - OCT 24, 2014
Klar guldfärg, vitt skum. Bra humlad doft med inslag av Bla grapefrukt, citrus, apelsin och lite karamell malt. Smaken fortsätter i samma bana med god humlig smak, lite sötma och med en bra god beska. Gillas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grubypawel (81) - - OCT 13, 2014
Pours clear golden with a nice head. Grapefruit aroma from the bottle and mango from the glass. Plus a lot of good hops. A slightly sweet taste with a medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (417) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Clear golden with full head. Caramel aroma. Grapefruit and viola in the taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Fresh bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and bitter hops, a little metallic. Medium, creamy smooth body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (876) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Clear golden, big, white, frothy head. Grapefruit and caramel aroma. Flavour has a more piney bitterness than the aroma suggests and also some light caramel. Not bad, but rather straight forward IPA.


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