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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

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3218) - 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 (47) - 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 (13955) - 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 (2596) - 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 that’s way beyond it’s 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 (1315) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrus86 (185) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. See through straw colour with foamy white head. Hoppy tropical fruits and chilli heat. Huge fruity hops up front, sticky sweet hops in the middle finishing up with a biting spicy/hoppy finish. Sourced RW

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from stirchley wines. Amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin and citrus orange. Medoum bodied. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4470) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle shared with SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; clear love light amber pour with a frothy off white head, tangerine and caramel aroma, taste has fresh pine, tangerine, spritzy citrus, caramel, mango, some pineapple, decent malt backbone, bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1207) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Medium hop bitterness. Well balanced and easy going.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Keg at CASC. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is big, juicy, sweet, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, tangerine and light fennel/aniseed. The taste is bitter-sweet, juicy, light caramel, orange, tangerine, mango, caramel, light alcohol, pine and grass with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great aroma and decent taste. Solid stuff.


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