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: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alberti92 (159) - - NOV 29, 2014
Pours lovely golden with minimal head. Aroma is awesome! Plenty of hop aromatics with scents of rockmelon and various tropical fruits. It has Low carbonation and feels like velvet on the palate. It's very smooth with a beautiful fruity, piney, bitter finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
0.5l bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Slight haze, bright yellow. Tasty inviting aroma. Balanced pine+citrus, tasty bouquet, dry citrus and grassy forest. A touch lighter in body than I’d expect. Super tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (25) - - NOV 25, 2014
Very tasty brew. Smells of fresh citrus, pour s clear golden with a foamy white head. Tastes like it smells, fruit and bitterness hold through finish. Very good double IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - NOV 18, 2014
The beer all other DIPA's should be modelled on. It ticks all the boxes and even at 8+% abv it drïnks like a session beer. Dangerous/delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1586) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Pozarevac Ultimate Beer Tasting Serbia with ippopotamo36 and luttonm.Thanks to Alberto.Pour it clear yellow color with small white head.On the nose good smell of hops.Taste and aroma is sweet, tropical fruits,hops, yeast.Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1082) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
At a private tasting in Serbia with markoijelena and luttonm. "Pour it" pale golden a bit hazy with a white decent foamy head. Nose is mix of citrus notes, very fresh grapefruit. Amazing. Mouth: great but a bit disappointing compared to the nose. It mirrors the mouth. A good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crille (90) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Apperance: Nice golden color, with a white head.
Aroma: Full of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. And of course lots of citrus. Very nice..
Taste: More fruity notes, and pine, malt in a good combination.
Palate: Medium-full bodied beer. Not much to complain about….
Overall: This is a killer of an DIPA. To date the best I tasted so far. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits that are fighting the nice hop flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopmaestro (986) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma hits you in the face like a bitch slap and there’s not that much to tell besides the obvious - hops! The initial taste makes your taste buds cringe a bit, but you feel sorry for the poor malt base that is trying to stay alive under there. After a while it shifts to an unexpected sweetness and is not that bitter that one might suspect. If you get your hands on a fresh one, get it and if you get your hands on an older one, get that one also!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2972) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Light golden yellow and orange body, fairly transparent, fizzy off white head. Very sweet citrus aroma. Taste is mildly bitter, but well balanced as double IPAs often are. Probably not the freshest bottle, since it had dust on it but I couldn’t find the bottling date. Not a bitter bomb, but even at this age (whatever age that is), this tastes very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2424) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle is an unexpected and great gift from an ex! Clear amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pacific rim hops (tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit) with some grapefruit. Medium bodied, high bitterness, some caramel to balance it. Yeah, I could drink more of this.

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