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RATINGS: 480   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".


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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 This was amazing. Australasia’s nonpareil IPA, it is fantastic. Beautiful nose, magnificent taste, lots of hops and a perfect finish. Doesn’t have that lingering bitterness that other IPA’s have. This is my favourite beer at present, would be perfect in summer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
Epic is the right word for this. This is the best thing to come out of New Zealand since Neil and Tim Finn. A bombardment of all the right flavours, it tickles all the way from the tip of my tongue to the sides of my throat and almost into my ears. It’s so full of flavour you’re almost tempted to chew it. I buy it whenever I go to Sweden, alas, it is not available in Norway.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. The beer has a rich aroma that contains grass and pine from the hops with a little toffee from the malt. It pours a clear golden with a thick white foam that goes away quite quickly. Taste is rich and very, very pleasant. There is bitterness and sweetness in a very pleasant combination. The mouthfeel is also very pleasant, I’d recommend drinking this quite cold, it lost a bit of its complexity as it warmed up. But overall this is undoubtedly one of the best beers I have ever tried.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014
Excellent IPA. well priced IPA that is fresh, crisp, nice on the palate and very smooth. Well done EPIC.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgb1991 (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
Tropical fruit on the nose and a beautiful sight to look at. Bright honey pour. Bit of resinous feel to it. Hops are piney and fruity. Silky smooth, one of my favourites, epic has done it again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 I’ve gotta say that this is by far and away the best IPA i’ve ever tasted, could possibly do with some more bitterness but i guess one has to make do with what one can get....massive citrus grapefruit aroma from the dry hops, i was a little dissapointed to not find hops floating in my glass so i marked it down on appearance! All in all a massively hoppy bitter brew that is a joy to drink!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Exceptional IPA. Aromas of caramel, and grass. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, with a creamy white head.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Great brew I got for poker night at my brothers house. Everything you want from an ipa

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden copper color with great clarity and lively carbonation with compact bubbles rising to a two-finger off-white head which has average retention. Head leaves a generous amount of splotchy, sticky lacing as it dissipates. Aroma is very juicy and citrusy; mainly bitter grapefruit peel and pith, with some lighter sweet orange. It is very bright, clean and pleasant. Some pine and grass hop aromas. Hints of yeasty bread and a raisiny element underneath with the faintest caramel sweetness as the beer warms a little. Taste very close to its aromas. Extremely floral, the citrus grapefruit and a light touch of passion fruit cuts through the caramel malt foundation nicely. The first sip fades into a luscious hop flavor of rare intensity and complexity. Taste is a balanced mixture of hops, citrus, pineapple, lemon, pine and some dryness. There was only a mild bitterness to this one. Nicely carbonated. Light to medium body, but highly carbonated with prickly bubbles on the tongue. A well-crafted IPA, that is surprisingly easy to drink. Well balanced and slightly less bitter than many American versions. However, the steep price would keep me from enjoying this more often.


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