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: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hank37 (160) - 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 (700) - , 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 (1175) - 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 (710) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tompete (233) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Zombie Burger DSM. Pours clear dark gold with a thick pearly off white head. Aroma of sweet hops. Flavour is a bit dark fruits and flowery HOPS. Body is nicely thin for a DIPA. Finish is smoothly bitter, not thick or sweet. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1938) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
Good tropical scent. Well hopped, fruity taste. Heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth well. Almost think it was too much bitterness in this beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
hoploader (11) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2014
Good clear golden colour, large passion fruit on the nose and flavour with a crisp slightly sweet finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
Deep orange colour with a creamy white head that does nothing to quell the aroma. Lychee, pine resin, grapefruit, moss, everything, the nose is overwhelmed with aromatics. A smidgen of sweetness and then bam! The main event, bitter, bitter, bitter. Interesting palate, medium body and carbonation, resinous, almost gummy the way it coats the mouth. Very long finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4035) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
On tap at Brewski 050314. This one is a bit of a palate wrecker as it coats the tongue with big hop resins.

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