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: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Epic are renowned for hops. However, far from being one-dimensional I have found both their IPA and IIPA to be fantastic and complex. Great flavour, luxuriant mouthfeel, and a magnificent aftertaste. This is a good beer! Re-rate: Hot day, this is amazing I really like it. Really well balanced, and surprisingly sweet!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (455) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Aug 16 Tap S&A - wow... This is a beaut. Well balanced. Hops more tropical fruit spectrum. Sweet malt didn’t cloy at all. Would drink all day but would fall over....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ABBeerSnob (12) - - MAY 18, 2014
This Goldielocks hopped beer is ’just right’ in terms of bitterness (not under or over bitter). It pours well, is golden in colour, and smell like the real deal. It’s an amazing find.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2011
bottle IBS Perth: bloody amazing aroma and flavour, my bottlewas dry and light on the palate. Best IIPA I have tasted...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
scent of hopps hopps and more hopps smells so fresh too it reminds me of a fresh hop ale pours med gold brown with a nice white head the taste is an explosion of hopps and bitterness in your mouth KILLER

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KiwiCanuck (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
An excellent, aromatic and über-hoppy IPA from the fine folks at Epic. Easily one of the world’s best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sebo81 (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
An essential double IPA, in my mind it is the best out there. Very strong citrus/floral aromas and strong hoppy notes on the tongue. Very clean aftertaste in comparison to other beers of this alcohol volume. Brilliant.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smokey_P (12) - Currumbin Valley, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
One of my favourite all time beers of the Southern Hemisphere. Hops galore, bubblegum, citrus and just enough malt to set it off. I need to have it all the time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polo_marco (302) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Small of pineapple mango paypya and peach with sweet malts floral scent. A bit of lemongrass hey and a bit of spicy pepperiness. A crazy half Orange half yellow color with short white head that dies quick. Taste is crazy starting off with sweet malts with Orange juice and peel. A bit of peach coming through in the middle with a Juicey hop taste with sweet dry bitter finish that keeps your mouth watering for days. Medium to full sticky body with balanced carbonation coats tougue over and over again with each sip. The watering effect is awesome and the Juicey hop flavor never stops. Just wish the ABV was a bit higher for the price. Great IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
duncanneilson (7) - - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
Hops, malt, and plenty of both. Far too drinkable. My fall back for hop cravings and probably my favourite beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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