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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 287   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.


JHunter's rating

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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (371) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2933) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8256) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7721) - 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.

4.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Small head with quite complex fruitiness but what surprised me was the lack of hop domination especially considering its name. Still a pleasant beer which is quite subtle especially considering its strength.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Setroc (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
Pours dark golden mostly clear with white head. The aroma is mostly of the citrus hops, and this carries through to the flavour which is nicely balanced between the orange, lemon, grapefruit hops and the sweet malt body. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a mostly clear Amber colour with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a slight caramel scent to it, floral hops, and citrus notes. Taste is a little sweet up front but fairly bitter. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall really enjoyable brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smokey_P (10) - 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.


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