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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, some pine and mild sweet berries. Flavour is sweet malts, floral and fruity hops along with some sweet berries to it. Nice bitter finish. Quite crisp carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20689) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, mid sized head. Huge aroma of pear and lychee. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Loads of tropical fruit hops, some syrup and caramel. Really bitter finish with some warmth..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hopy bitter piney finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
1st March 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with good fine carbonation. Nice light pale malts with a good touch of creamy sweetness. Hops start spicy and grassy with a slight herbal vibe. Semi sweet pine and then more hop spice. Little bitter floralnes and light and juicy tropical fruits. Airy finish. Hops spice linger. A light and tasty DIPA that goes down far too easily!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft floral fruit.. Orange.. Peachy nose... Soct fruits.. Light passion fruit... Soft caramel toffee fruits.. Light passion fruit...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from BC Liquors, Park Royale, West Vancouver
Golden color, clean, with small compact head.
The aroma is wonderful, immediate impact, plenty of fruits, mango mainly, peach, and a hint of passion fruit; followed by some zesty lemon and more traditional hop smell.
The mouthfeel is round bust also smooth and lean; very good malt flavor, sweet with elegance, not cloying nor hard, dynamic, with plenty of fruits and soft hop resins; strong bitterness, but you don’t even notice it.
Needless to say, the final is long, balanced and vibrant; still carrying the mango and peach forward.
It’s pricey, but it’s also a perfect Imperial IPA as I haven’t had in long time.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Crystal clear golden color, fluffy whitebhead. Aroma of freshly cut grass, subtle scallions. Taste is bitter grass, light licorice. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13703) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Clear orange color, small white head. Strong aroma of tropical fruits and gooseberry bushes. Medium-bodied. Tropical fruity, sweetish, hoppy. Lingering bitterness. Just ok nothing more. Something lacks, maybe freshness?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13541) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
SBWF 2013. Golden/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, citrus, peach, mango, pine needles, grapefruit notes, pine apples, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, mango, citrus, caramel, some biscuits, peach notes, some hay. Quite bitter finish with grapes and fruit cocktail. Really nice.


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