OJB (39) - Dunedin, - AUG 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The colour was clear golden orange amber, and there was a light creamy head. The aroma showed strong orange fruit, and crisp bitter hops. The flavour was citrus orange, with passionfruit and sweet malt, there was a very intense resiny bitter hop finish. This is a very intense and quite complex style.
Hopmaestro (106) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma hits you in the face like a bitch slap and there’s not that much to tell besides the obvious - hops! The initial taste makes your taste buds cringe a bit, but you feel sorry for the poor malt base that is trying to stay alive under there. After a while it shifts to an unexpected sweetness and is not that bitter that one might suspect. If you get your hands on a fresh one, get it and if you get your hands on an older one, get that one also!
northropfrye (2256) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden yellow and orange body, fairly transparent, fizzy off white head. Very sweet citrus aroma. Taste is mildly bitter, but well balanced as double IPAs often are. Probably not the freshest bottle, since it had dust on it but I couldn’t find the bottling date. Not a bitter bomb, but even at this age (whatever age that is), this tastes very nice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2415) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle is an unexpected and great gift from an ex! Clear amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pacific rim hops (tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit) with some grapefruit. Medium bodied, high bitterness, some caramel to balance it. Yeah, I could drink more of this.
nezzapunk (4) - - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose was too much smelt like a fragrant thai curry, not too keen on the filtered apperance. Taste and palate both amazing vibrant and powerful and flavoursome.
umich03jm (2062) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Store got it last week but since it’s shipped from New Zealand it’s probably a month old? Clear, bright golden-orange color with a very small head that fades to a thin film. Fairly dank aroma packed with mangos, limes, pineapple, peaches, and flowers. Tastes dank and dry. Almost no sweetness and a fairly strong bitterness. Tropical fruit and peaches mostly with a hint of white wine. Medium body. Very little carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, really nice aroma but could use more carbonation and a little sweetness to counter the strong bitterness.
Ontape (322) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, can’t tell how fresh. Aroma and flavor seem mostly in place so I’m guessing this ain’t brand new but far from ancient. I try to stick to hoppy beers with bottle dates but I was curious about this one so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pours golden with a thick white head. Big tropical hop aroma, taste follows with guava, passion fruit, honey, light caramel. Finish is pretty sweet and sticky, not unexpected at 8.5%. Tons of hops butI still feel like I’m missing something here, would love to try this super fresh.
rollerton (63) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB. Pours two fingers. Smell of fudge, sugar and wood. Taste is good but maybe it is a little too old. A good beer though.
Wineguru (5) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blockbuster IPA. Very much to my palate of the way IPA should be. The aroma and taste are spot on. Great hop combo that just sings from the glass. Taste luckily matches. Have introduced so many people to this beer and all appreciate the floral juggernaut. Will sit and write detailed notes when. Next drinking. Get em fresh.
hank37 (82) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m an unashamed hop zombie fan boy. This time on tap at pirate bar. Fruit bowl aroma with tropical fruits dominating. Bright orange with small fine head. Taste is fucking sensational- bright, tropical hop driven beautness (excuse my Australianess) I’m sure there will be those who say it’s overrated... But fuck those people. It’s not. It’s a superbly balanced, well rounded masterpiece.
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Av barn och fylltrattar får man höra sanningen, brukar det heta. Om det sedan är för att barn beter sig som fylltrattar eller att fylltrattar beter sig som barn, den slamkryparen får någon annan leta rätt på. Epic Hop Zombie är i alla fall ett riktigt angenämt öl och detta är med sanningen överensstämmande eftersom jag var på lyran när jag betygsatte den. Hur den kemiska processen ser ut för att omvandla det rent subjektiva till något ovedersägligt objektivt, det får vetenskapsmännen förklara, men uppenbarligen är etanol en aktiv substans.