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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: 282   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.


mgermani's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 22, 2013
Pours an extremely clear pale gold with an amazing caramel aroma, hints of bourbon, sweet citrus and watermelon. Pine. Brief head with poor retention and no lace. Sweet malt flavour, deep caramel with fruity hops with a touch of pine, also pink grapefruit and blood orange. Crisp thin body, good carbonation. Delicious!


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyleCameron (26) - 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 (4209) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Aroma: ripe, tropical fruit, light resin, some flowers. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: overripe, tropical fruits, but some spiciness coming up, grassy, pine, citrus, soft carbonation. Overall: fantastic IIPA, excellent taste of succulent, tropical fruitiness, slightly dry finish. Bottle from Hop Burns & Black, East Dulwich.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (15) - London, - MAR 28, 2015
surprisingly fresh and crisp despite its weight. deliciously well balanced and complex in the mouth with hints of both unripe and ripe citrus fruits. Nothing shouty, just a great double ipa. one of the more elegant examples I’ve tasted.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter_L (1052) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska@Bishops Arms. Gyllengul vätska med fluffigt skum. Krusbär, passion och citrus i massor. Smaken är komplex och fulländad. Tallbarr, kåda, honung och tropiska frukter. Mjuk och len i munnen.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (32) - - MAR 21, 2015
Holy tropical fruit...from the aroma of pineapple & mango to the smooth velvety sweet texture. The flavour manages a perfect blend of sweet and tart. It is the fruit smoothie of beers... Sounds bad but it's fantastic!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jens_thogersen (13) - - MAR 16, 2015
Loads of hops, fruit simply fantastic ipa. This is really good! Lovely aroma and palate, good mouthfeel. Simply great


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