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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


beer4eternity's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - SEP 22, 2011
Aroma: Boom! an immediate and sustained hit of sensational strong hop aromas - tropical fruit, pine resin, and a hint of lemon blossom, light caramel, grass and straw aromas sneak in but only just. Appearance: crystal clear rich deep golden hue, white frothy diminishing head, lacing that leaves fading pictures of zombies. Taste: the aroma taste and palate all blend together well, sweet with a long bitter finish. Palate: medium body, complex texture, light carbonation. Overall: a hop junkies humongous hop fix, a first class heavenly hop fuelled sensory extravaganza. Great stuff


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1336) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2016
Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is grass and citrus. Taste is dank citrus. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle - Pours gold white head - nose/taste of malt, alcohol, resin and lemon pledge - medium body.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Light yellow pour with white head. Herbal, grassy hop aromas, oxidation and cardboard. Oxidation, cardboard, grassy herbal hop Flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
Aroma of malt, passion fruit and raisin. Pours a clear copper color with a fruity taste, passion fruit and citrus. Medium body with a resinous finish with a hint of caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (333) - - MAR 26, 2016
Nice and bitter. Aromas of grass, garlic, onion, lemon, sharp aromas. Flavors very dank, resin, lemon grass finish. Bitter, hoppy, dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2202) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Perfect foamy head on top of carbonated foggy gold.Aroma has a few layers, being hops and some detergent sourness, barn funk, not all sweetness which is unique, though the aroma remains rather subdued. I find the hops profile to be not as enticing as it could be, a little muddled, not sharp enough. Of course I’ll still drink this bottle, it’s damned good, but still a few miles from Epic as they say down in the ’hood.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1359) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
From a bottle. So silky smooth, no hint of the alcohol content, super dangerously drinkable. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (322) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle best before Dec ’16. Pours a clear golden-amber with a small white head, no lacing. The aroma is a punch of pine, grapefruit and citrus, but it settles to a complex blend of floral, citrus, and malt. The flavour is way less bitter and dank than I remember, my palate must’ve adjusted since a few years back, but there’s a definite pine up front, plenty of malt biscuit sweetness, hints of orange. The body is way lighter than expected but the flavour remains full, making this dangerously easy to drink at 8.5%. It feels creamy over the palate, smooth malt presence, gentle carbonation. It was gone way too fast, you could lose yourself in a beer so tasty and easy to down.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Very dank aroma. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, and dank. Finished very bitter. Had out of a bottle at home. Pours copper with a thick white head

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canadiankiwi (131) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2016
I had this once in Canada and didn’t love it, but decided to give it another go In New Zealand. Made the difference. Beautiful nose with grapefruit and citrus as well as florals. Malt and vanilla in the taste and a subtle lovely hop finish. Not very carbonated


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