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

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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light apple, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, cat piss. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

3.6
yespr (44706) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy hoppy. Peachy and citrusy, slight herbal. vague grassy. Citrusy and peachy into a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
Ungstrup (37231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
To celebrate my rating number 19,300, I enter this beer from my fiancée’s native country. Bottled. An amber beer with a white head. The aroma is spicy and hoppy is it Sorachi Ace? it also has a note of fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, caramel, and hops. The alcohol leaves a slight bite in the mouth.

3.5
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, citrus and oak. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, pine needles, pak and vanilla. Dry hoppy finish.

4.2
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Clear amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. Amazingly fresh aroma hops in the nose - Sorachi Ace? Or is it just the barrel adding this sophisticated edge? Medium body, very dry fruit, again these extremely sophisticated notes - comes out as Sorachi Ace, but it may be the barrel coming in. Dry and bitter finish - but not excessively so. Incredibly delicious. 021110

3.2
Travlr (24277) - 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. I’m not sure that the barrel ads anything to the style, and this one really doesn’t make me want to try other BA IPAs.

3.9
bhensonb (15081) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Purs slightly orange tinged gold with an off-white head. Aromas of floral and oak. And tropical fruit. Med + body. Flavor is fruity, oaky and mildly astringent. Refined.

3.6
Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Wonderful drinking IPA. Nothing special looking, a little head on yellow coloured body. More wood than hop aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, great drinkability. The hoppiness was there, it was terrifically well rounded. Bottle from Premiere Gourmet, thanks for picking up Jon.

4.1
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of flowers, lychee, lime and other exotic fruits. Delicious. Flavour of flowers, herbs, sweetness, fruits and spice. Medium to full bodied. Dry flowery bitterness in the end.

3.8
hopscotch (11044) - 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. There’s 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.


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