Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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


on tap

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nezzapunk (20) - - OCT 9, 2014
Nose was too much smelt like a fragrant thai curry, not too keen on the filtered apperance. Taste and palate both amazing vibrant and powerful and flavoursome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2841) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Store got it last week but since it’s shipped from New Zealand it’s probably a month old? Clear, bright golden-orange color with a very small head that fades to a thin film. Fairly dank aroma packed with mangos, limes, pineapple, peaches, and flowers. Tastes dank and dry. Almost no sweetness and a fairly strong bitterness. Tropical fruit and peaches mostly with a hint of white wine. Medium body. Very little carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, really nice aroma but could use more carbonation and a little sweetness to counter the strong bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, can’t tell how fresh. Aroma and flavor seem mostly in place so I’m guessing this ain’t brand new but far from ancient. I try to stick to hoppy beers with bottle dates but I was curious about this one so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pours golden with a thick white head. Big tropical hop aroma, taste follows with guava, passion fruit, honey, light caramel. Finish is pretty sweet and sticky, not unexpected at 8.5%. Tons of hops butI still feel like I’m missing something here, would love to try this super fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours two fingers. Smell of fudge, sugar and wood. Taste is good but maybe it is a little too old. A good beer though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wineguru (5) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Blockbuster IPA. Very much to my palate of the way IPA should be. The aroma and taste are spot on. Great hop combo that just sings from the glass. Taste luckily matches. Have introduced so many people to this beer and all appreciate the floral juggernaut. Will sit and write detailed notes when. Next drinking. Get em fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hank37 (188) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
I’m an unashamed hop zombie fan boy. This time on tap at pirate bar. Fruit bowl aroma with tropical fruits dominating. Bright orange with small fine head. Taste is fucking sensational- bright, tropical hop driven beautness (excuse my Australianess) I’m sure there will be those who say it’s overrated... But fuck those people. It’s not. It’s a superbly balanced, well rounded masterpiece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Av barn och fylltrattar får man höra sanningen, brukar det heta. Om det sedan är för att barn beter sig som fylltrattar eller att fylltrattar beter sig som barn, den slamkryparen får någon annan leta rätt på. Epic Hop Zombie är i alla fall ett riktigt angenämt öl och detta är med sanningen överensstämmande eftersom jag var på lyran när jag betygsatte den. Hur den kemiska processen ser ut för att omvandla det rent subjektiva till något ovedersägligt objektivt, det får vetenskapsmännen förklara, men uppenbarligen är etanol en aktiv substans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1194) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottled. Golden color, thin lacy head. Powerful hop aroma, ripe peaches and strawberry, floral notes, some resins. Whiffs of caramel. Malty, round flavor is pleasantly dry. Heavy but round bitterness, resiny bite in the finish. Berryish aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JeyAre (216) - - JUL 16, 2014
Great golden color with considerable amount of head. Smells hoppy, of course, very hoppy! Can maybe feel also a bit of caramel aroma in it. The taste is no surprise, hoppy, which is to be expected by the name of the beer ;). So overall, a good double IPA, but I won't say a great one. Maybe it's me, maybe I've drunk too many IPAs laty...will have to retake it in order to be fair to it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (854) - CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear orange gold with a loose, soapy two finger white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim around the edge, no lacing. Nose is strongly hoppy, resiny pine and grapefruit, herbal and floral, but with noticeable malt in the background. Taste is emphatically hoppy, with pine resin dominating a little citrus and caramel malt. Medium to light body and slippery, with low carbonation and a long, lingering bitter finish with mild warming. A bit of a palate wrecker, but still possessing a noticeable malt backbone. Definitely a little rough around the edges, but that’s part of its charm.

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