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: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.

OJB's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - AUG 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12204) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/24/16] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2016 in Bodegraven. Day two. Golden. Aroma of somewhat skunky hops. Flavor has sweetish malt, caramel, and bitter hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerclubsa (96) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 7, 2016
330ml from International Beer Store, Perth. Pours a clear dark golden with a slight haze. A rocky off white head with excellent 1 inch retention that lasts for days. High tropical fruit and citrus (clementine) hop aromas with background cracker malt and some caramel character. Palate is medium body and medium-high carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Flavour leads with tropical fruit and subsides into bready bitterness, which lingers long into the dry finish. Incredibly dangerous at 8.5%. Glorious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olliedelapoer (2) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
The Hop Zombie is a favourite from Epic, off tap it pours clear yet a dark golden colour. You can smell the strong scents of passionfruit and guava quickly and this is present in taste, thick resinous feel on the palate, this beer is a meal, for brains!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8212) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14298) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2270) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17309) - P´Castle, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3196) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17748) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Wenig karbonisierter Antrunk. Leicht herb, würzige Noten, nass hopfig. Eher langweilig. 8/7/7/7//7

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