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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: 59   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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4.4
ljujayi (2) - - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
I like it!!! It’s my first time to drink Epic’s beer. Great smoothness on the palate, full-bodied aroma. The taste is moderate bitter, have some oak smell.

3.1
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Orange in colour, thin lasting White head, light lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral, candy sweetness. Flavour is lightly hoppy, woody, sweet. Sweet mouthfeel, med/light body, med carb. Finishes quick, sweet, woody. Not quite what I was expecting, just okay.

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skortila (6009) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has wood, citrus, pine, some malty tones. Hazy, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, has nice citric hoppiness, some oak, light winey tones. Quite nice. Subtle even.

3.5
varanid99 (1399) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
Golden pour with a thick off-white head. Piney, oaky aroma with a little grapefruit. Taste is mostly malt, a little dried fruit, and very little grapefruity bitterness.It’s not bad, but much prefer their other IPAs

3.8
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear golden yellow. Malty sweet aroma with a less hoppy nose than anticipated, slightly apricoty though. Flavour was predominantly malt but with a hoppy grapefruit aftertaste. I suppose the barrel age blunts the intensity of the hops. Moderate body and smooth carbonation. Good, but I prefer some of their other IPA's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Vanilla and oak aroma with light pine. Oak and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with oak. A little messy between hops and oak.

3.3
ALLOVATE (3087) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
Tasted @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café, Perth.
Deep golden amber and just shy of bright with very fine, very sparse carbonation. Head nothing more than a thin ring on the meniscus. Dominant grapefruit on the nose with inklings of plummy, savoury and spiced fruitcake, honey, vanillin and wood. The hops have faded somewhat in the mouth, replaced by notes of oak, woody honey and tangy lemon with bitter grapefruit and low, roughage hop leaves in back and into the pinewood swallow. Just a whimper of fruitcake in the aftertaste also. The bitterness not as well retained. The rose water of the Armageddon IPA still in play. The body is solid and rounded with an oily texture. The carbonation low. There is a sharp tartness to it, where I had actually expected smoothness and harmony of flavour. Didn’t enjoy this one as much as I had anticipated. (50cL, unknown bottling, Cellarbrations Carlisle)


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