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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, - JAN 15, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber colour with a medium size head. Nice floral hop aroma with a but of resin apat the end. Flavour is strong fruity hops decent bitterness overall good beer


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2016. Shared with RB Belgian crew. Tks Tim. BB 08/2017. Léger doré/orange, col fin blanc. Arôme au nez finement houblonné, tropical avec un léger rétro-nasal résineux. Palais est malté, caramel, petite note huileuse venant des houblons, pointe de chaleur des 8.5% avec un caractère restant cependant plus centrée sur le malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2016
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2016. Day 2. Clear orange, little white head. Nose is very oily hop, pine resin dank harsh hop oil. Taste is okay extreme pine resin, hop oil, lightly cheese, biscuit, toffee. Body is easy thick pleasant hop oil. Pretty decent USA hop oil brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, lightly fruity, then more hops and light resinous hops, moderately bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle at Borefts 2016. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, fruity and a little grassy aroma of peach, passion fruit and mango. Sweetish, fruity and slightly grassy taste of caramel, honey, mango, passion fruit and peach, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite dry finish. Medium body, moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Quite nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Klare dunkel goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig fruchtig, harzig, Pfirsich. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikosen. Gut!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy, grapefruit, dank pines. Taste is dank pines, quite a strong residual sweetness, sticky, bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Very nice!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Wenig karbonisierter Antrunk. Leicht herb, würzige Noten, nass hopfig. Eher langweilig. 8/7/7/7//7

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTheRick (929) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Une mousse crémeuse et compacte laisse une dentelle collante derrière elle lorsqu’elle se dissipe d’une bière voilée et dorée aux reflets orangés. Des flaveurs d’agrumes enrobés de beurre au caramel entachent un produit au potentiel intéressant, mais un peu trop "vieux", malheureusement. L’amertume est presque inexistante et la texture en bouche est souple. Je l’essaierais bien de nouveau, mais beaucoup plus fraîche, cela va de soi.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RyanTsui729 (1) - Guangzhou, CHINA - AUG 29, 2016 does not count
I have to say this is by far one of the best IPA I’ve ever tried. Clear golden pour with white head, aroma is fruity. Bitterness doesn’t last long.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1775) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2016
Grain and Grape ontap(16-Aug-16)Floral tropical aroma.Clear amber,overprimed&suds lace.Floral,sweet tropical spice flavour.Tropical herbal finish&sweet trop spice aftertaste.


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