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: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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bhensonb's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkish gold with a slight white head. Aroma is smoothly hoppy - must be a mix - but tropical fruit and citrus are probable. Full bodied. There’s a nice caramel backbone, and there’s a lot of hop - floral, citrus rind, and perhaps pine or earthy. It’s very hoppy, but not harsh. It’s finishing very hoppy, definitely bitter, but entirely refined. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3580) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a delicate floral and warming, bitter orange marmalade and citrus fruity flavour followed by a smooth, spicy pine and fruity finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2015
From the appealing aroma of citrus hops to the lingering bitter hoppy finish this is wonderful brew all hops caramel citrus fruity spiciness a great blend that disappeared way too quickly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a rich golden color with medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with notes of persimmon, caramel, dried apricots, citrus peel. Taste has more sweet, caramel, mango, tropical fruits, light booze. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, good carbonation. Overall, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex8888 (2) - - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
From Growler (TRU BRU - Melbourne’s growler station). Seems very fresh. Better than I remember this in bottle last year. Incredibly tasty DIPA that I recommend to any one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (407) - - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma: lemongrass,citrus,resin,spice; Appearance: pale yellow, vanishing frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness,intense sweetness,medium sourness; Palate: bitter finish, medium body, average carbonation, watery texture Slightly too one-dimensional. Body quite weak in comparison to the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a foamy white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine and citrus. Flavor of caramel, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and grapefruit with a slightly dry finish. slick oily texture, medium body, fine carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge, Birmingham, Friday 19th June 2015 consumed at home Sunday 21st June (Summer Solstice) Warm gold in colour with a filmy white head, slight haze otherwise pretty good clarity. A tropical edge to the nose, also tropical tasting with a little pineapple and mango in the mouth, not overly tropical mind, a jolly good beer but easily bettered in my opinion. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. MOderate malty and heavy hoppy aromka. Heavy bitter flavor. Average heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle shared with Henrik Søgaard. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear golden body. Powerful fruity apple pear peach aroma. Apple pear peach flavor with a nice dry hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2015
floral nose, less dankness than an american DIPA, but still has a dash of it. Body is almost non-existent, apparently all pilsner malt in this, it shows only hops. The hops build the flavour, not very resinous on the palate. Reasonably juicy hop character. It has soooo much going on in the palate, from citrus to pine to turkish delight and floral fruitiness. The beer is like a double epic armageddon in some ways. Finish is short. This beer is satisfying my hoppy desires. A little more body and bitterness would make this beer perfect to me.

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