overall
97
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then an impish brewer piled a ludicrous amount of hops into a batch of beer. This zymurgical big bang is Epic Armageddon, an apocalyptic assault on your preconceptions and taste buds. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.
EBC (SRM): 15
HOPS: US Cascade, US Centennial, US Columbus, US Simcoe
MALT: English pale ale, Caramalt

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 oz. @ SIB 2010 I was totally wrong about the hops. Website claims US Cascade, US Centennial, US Columbus, and US Simcoe. Probably makes me wrong about Pliny as well. Notes "Four tix was an overpayment. Smells like a typical amarillo IPA but lacks the malt backbone of great IPAs (Pliny)"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2010
medium gold with large white head. citrus and herbal hop notes. low carbonation for the style, which actually works well. firm bitterness before a large hop flavor of the above components before a slight malt that allows the hops to be predominate. a dry finish, with a touch of alcohol, that could be bettter reserved. good version

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bright grapefruit citrus and earthy hop aroma balanced by caramel malt. Clear, copper-orange, frothy and persistent white head. Medium+ bitterness and medium sweet for a great balance. Bitter blast on attack with malt sweetness rounding out in the middle. Lively carbonation, medium body, slicky texture and a lasting and slightly dry bitter finish. Good interpretation of a west coast IPA. Perhaps a little grassy but very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, Earth, slight toasting, citrus, and water. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, water, slight Earth, slight caramel, light pine, slight grass, and a hint of wood. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hops, malt, light Earth, light pine, and slight grass finish is dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
Copper/orange colour with white head. Aromas are of pine, orange peel, floral and citric hops. What really dominates though is a pungent resin character. Flavours are similar, with the resin tied to the long, lingering bitterness. This is an American-style IPA that stands out from the crowd a bit. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle. Clear rich golden color, medium and lasting carbonation and a wonderful ultra woody and bitter hop aroma. Flavor starts out with a crisp vanilla hops, then mellows into a nice coating and piney bitterness through my mouth as I swallow. More apricots, oranges, and sweet bitter hops develop as the beer warms a little bit. Solid beer, and worth buying at least once, Id buy this regularly but cant afford $12 bottles of beer all the time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5814) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Pours golden amber into a snifter. White head crackles and recedes to skim surface. Toasted nuts and resin aromas. Full with upfront sweet caramel turning dry in the astringent pine and resin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2010
50cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, grape, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grape, some grapefruit, light earthy, biscuit. Soft light-medium body. Not especially bitter, but tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle from Goebel Liquors. Pours dark orange with white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, and a bit of pine. Flavors of sweet caramel malts, some citrus and pine, faded hops, and a bit of tropical fruit. I am sure this was a good IPA when fresh, but the hop flavor is barely there now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
500ml bottle, as fresh as I could get it here in Florida. The pour yields a clear, medium-dark, golden amber body with a taught, frothy head of cream tinted foam. Skinny, vertical flares of lacing feather out into sprawling cowebs, clinging hard to the glass. Aromas are fairly balanced, showing mild toffee and grain in the malt base, with a fruity hop profile that suggests nectarine and grapefruit. Theres a touch of pine resin as well, though it mainly serves a backup role. Flavors are largely the same, again very fruity in its hop presence, showing apricot and nectarine amidst sharper grapefruit bitterness. Toffee, caramel, and bread malts are sweet, but not overtly so, as some dry, doughy yeast has dried them out a bit. Still, the malt is too prominent for my liking, no doubt a result of the lengthy transit time from New Zealand. Medium bodied, the palate sports moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, its a solid IPA, however I cant help but think it is not ideal for export half way around the world.


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