Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Formerly brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
In the beginning, there was Armageddon. Then an impish brewer put the beer in new oak barrels to age it for 8 weeks. This was to reproduce the original IPA of the 18th century. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rpsamways (1) - - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Great hoppy aroma, very fruity taste, great smoothness on the palate. Overall a fantastic beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2012
500ml bottle. My usual analytical style of rating would just take away from the experience that was this epic beer. This is truly deserving of the appellation "Epic". Delicious delightful and yummy in every way. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Poured a golden color from the bottle, aromas of tropical fruit, and a touch of pine resin. Flavors are pineapple, mango, tropical fruits, some wood, and pine. Interesting beer overall, wasnt expecting the fruit flavors to be so flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 really liked this beer - good well balanced IPA very hoppy and fruity in flavour, was delicious. easy to drink with a tall head and malty finish. Another great Epic beer!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2801) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Moderate grain, roasted and caramel for the malt, heavy pine and grapefruit peel for the hops, moderate yeast notes of soap and musty. Head is average size, frothy white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. The aroma from the hop profile in this IPA is awesome, unfortunately the flavor is a little too sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml. Armes trs complexes de houblons fruits (agrumes, pches, fruits tropicaux) et de notes boises (chne, vanille). Robe dore et trs lgrement trouble, peu de mousse et effervescence assez faible. En bouche, le houblon montre un caractre vraiment fruit, domin par les agrumes (citron, pamplemousse) et les pches. Le chne est prsent, mais demeure en retrait par rapport au houblon. Les crales contribuent une belle base croustillante, lgrement sucre. Finale relativement peu amre prsentant une scheresse boise. Vraiment original et trs russi.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle Clear, deep golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a fruity intermingling of pineapple, mango and apricot with whispers of pine and resin. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Bursting at-the-seams with flavorful, juicy, fruity hops that are mellowed a bit by the wood. Theres a nice dose of acidity here as well. Finishes moderately tart and lightly bitter. I love a quality IPA with some age on it, especially when that time was spent with oak or cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to my buddy Mike. Cloudy golden pour with some white head. Nose was a bit muted, possibly due to age, but there were some citrus and pine hops, caramel, and oak. Flavors were similar with a slight medicinal aftertaste. Would love to have tried this fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (6120) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Gold pour with light white head. Aroma is dominated by resiny hops and a hinto caramel malt. Flavor is orange zest with a resiny finish. Smooth carbonation. Barrel aged comes through with a hinto vanilla as an after thought at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma of bitter lemon and pine. Taste is vanilla, citrus, oak. An odd combination. Im not sure that the barrel ads anything to the style, and this one really doesnt make me want to try other BA IPAs.

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