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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 287   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1994) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Aroma: ripe, tropical fruit, light resin, some flowers. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: overripe, tropical fruits, but some spiciness coming up, grassy, pine, citrus, soft carbonation. Overall: fantastic IIPA, excellent taste of succulent, tropical fruitiness, slightly dry finish. Bottle from Hop Burns & Black, East Dulwich.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (25) - London, - MAR 28, 2015
surprisingly fresh and crisp despite its weight. deliciously well balanced and complex in the mouth with hints of both unripe and ripe citrus fruits. Nothing shouty, just a great double ipa. one of the more elegant examples I’ve tasted.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter_L (1086) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska@Bishops Arms. Gyllengul vätska med fluffigt skum. Krusbär, passion och citrus i massor. Smaken är komplex och fulländad. Tallbarr, kåda, honung och tropiska frukter. Mjuk och len i munnen.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (34) - - MAR 21, 2015
Holy tropical fruit...from the aroma of pineapple & mango to the smooth velvety sweet texture. The flavour manages a perfect blend of sweet and tart. It is the fruit smoothie of beers... Sounds bad but it's fantastic!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jens_thogersen (23) - - MAR 16, 2015
Loads of hops, fruit simply fantastic ipa. This is really good! Lovely aroma and palate, good mouthfeel. Simply great

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1615) - 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 (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 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 (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle split at Bruce’s, 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 (17899) - , 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 (758) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
While the nz hops give this a fresh aroma and flavour, which is very easy to drink, I’ve had better DIPAs.


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