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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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NEED...MORE...HOPS...
Hops have taken over the world. Permeated the senses of the minions. Hop Zombies now roam the streets. Lupulin ichor oozing from ravaged legions. Gorging, gouging, masticating. Salivating over insane hop flavours and aromas. The time is nigh. No more festering away in hopless oblivion. Join the HopZombie Revolution.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
21.2.2014. Keg at Beerhive. Stunning fresh fruity and grassy aroma. Taste has exotic fruits, mango, passionfruit, grassy hops, hoppy finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle shared at Bruceís place. Clear golden / yellow coloured pour with s lasting frothy white head. Aroma is big onion hop, citrus, pine needles. Flavour is composed of nice biscuity light caramel malts with substantial piney hop, little onion, citrus. Palate is semi sticky, nice dry finish, highish carbonation. Pretty fresh, good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12172) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle split at Bruceís, thanks to Fergus, 06/03/15. Hazed golden with a decent off white covering that retains well. Nose is earthy hop, pine, tangerine, mandarin, spice, orange pith, dank strokes. Taste comprises dank hops, pine needle, bitter orange, citric peel, melon. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy hop bitterness in the close and dank hop tones. Easy drinking DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
1st March 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with good fine carbonation. Nice light pale malts with a good touch of creamy sweetness. Hops start spicy and grassy with a slight herbal vibe. Semi sweet pine and then more hop spice. Little bitter floralnes and light and juicy tropical fruits. Airy finish. Hops spice linger. A light and tasty DIPA that goes down far too easily!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (688) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
While the nz hops give this a fresh aroma and flavour, which is very easy to drink, Iíve had better DIPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Fergus for a big want. BB Jun 2015. Yellow, a little hazy, a few bubbles, small foamy white head. Aroma is tangerine, floral - rose, soft caramel. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is soft caramel, a little lemon, grapefruit, floral, a bit of an oniony vibe too, soft bitterness. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gearz (44) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Smells better than it tastes. Good smell but the taste is of dank, mildewy hops. Expected more from this beer judging by the score. Disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of ripe citrus fruits, light tropical juice. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of oily pine, pale bread, orange, papaya. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild hop resins on the finish, more juicy citrus, light piney bitterness. Very solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark gold. Thin, bubbly, white head. Dank, Granny medicine, herbal, fruity hop. Taste is sweet, chewy, turning big piny, resinous bitter. Oily, greasy, full body. Finishes long, piny, dank, chewy, medicinal ointment thatís way beyond itís use by date, bitter. Fantastic. Well worth the air miles!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1230) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small white head. Light caramel malts, nice and hoppy with grapefruit and passion fruit notes, pine. Light bodied, oily texture with lively carbonation. Medium fruity sweetness finishing long and bitter with a fruity aftertaste.


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