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Brewed by Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Was there a lost civilisation before a cataclysmic event that resulted in the great deluge? Did the surviving few transfer their knowledge in plain sight to the geometry of the megalithic structures positioned around the planet? Are we a species with collective amnesia? Have we always had the answer?

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3.7
The_Osprey (9854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2018
December 2017 - Tasting at One Canada Square. Bottle shared with big thanks to Adibeer. As 'Epic Big Bang'. Pale orange, translucent and still, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is resinous, orange peel, touch of toffee, more orange. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is again orange-forward, resinous, juicy sugary background, spiced resinous finish. Pretty good. (7-4-7-4-15=3.7)

3.7
madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2018
18th December 2017
T42 Christmas Bottleshare. Big thanks to Tips for the Aussie bottle hall. Light haze on this gold beer, good cream colour head. Smooth palate, semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Thin malts, sweetish. Light pine and mild hop spice. Good tropical fruits, A Trace of skittles. Mango and light orange peel. Light hot spicy finish. Nice! Very drinkable.

3.8
mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, Christmas tasting 18/12/2017. Many thanks! A clear golden orange coloured pour with a halo of white head. ARoma i s sweet, orange mango, peach, juicy resinous hop. Flavour is composed, of semi sweet, mango, apircot, orange grasy jammy fruit. Palate is medium sweet, orange, moderate carbonation. Nice, juicy.

3.9
MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
18Dec2017 Bitter, sweet citrus fruits, lemon peel, bitter orange. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter citrus and tropical fruits, bitter, candied mango, bittersweet citrus fruits, grass, wet straw, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice IIPA, rich and intense, yet well-balanced. Bottle shared at Level 42 - sourced from Cellarbrations, Hobart.

3.7
hawthorne00 (4236) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle. Amber with a white head. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly delicate with mandarins and citrus blossoms, spices, cantaloupe, mango skin, bread crust. Medium bodied, highish carbonation. Tastes pretty much as it smells. It's sweet with a fair bit of fruit and medium high bitterness. At first I wonder what the hell it's offering that it needs to be anything like as strong but after a while the firmness of the finish begins to register and I'm somewhat mollified.

3.6
Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Tips. Pours clear gold with a small, foamy white head. The aroma holds ripening citrus fruits, melon, tangerine. Medium sweet flavour with crispy pale malts, pine needles, white sugar, more melon, light grass. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, oily and resinous, with further ripe tangerine, lemon. Nice one.

3.7
Theydon_Bois (21814) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle split at the L42 Xmas Boost Up '17, thanks to Adrian, 18/12/17. Golden to light amber with a decent off white cap. Nose is grassy hops, caramel, grains, bitter orange, straw, lemon rind. Taste comprises toasted grains, caramel, spice, mellow hop bite, cantaloupe melon, tangerine, grapefruit, Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with grassy hop bitterness. Decent old skool DIPA with a fresh closure.

3.6
Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle care of Mr Tipple. It pours clear deep golden with a thick white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, juicy, fresh, apricot, peach, tangerine, brioche, icing sugar and candy. The taste is dry, bitter, oily, resin, aprciot, peach, grassy, straw, resinous, nectarine and earthy and some alcohol warmth finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Good boosty hop ale.

4
Pdubyah (844) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2017
Sugary sweet with a malt overload, this is a pleasingly unbitter IPA But the Malt is propping this up somewhat and if sweet beers are your thing then this is a beer for you, If you want more that hop bite and rough edge than this might not be for you It's ok but it's just another dIPA that doesn't do enough for itself or the style to make it remarkable

3.7
Pyobon (1542) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 (On tap) Clear pale Amber with tiny head. Aroma is pine with citrus and very subtle toffee notes. Medium body with slight pleasant stickiness and plenty of soft mouthfilling carbonation. Great taste. Backbone of sweet toffee malt provides definite balancing sweetness without being intrusive. Pine and citrus notes overlay this in the start. Pleasant hoppy bitterness in the finish. That high ABV is well hidden - barely apparent in the finish hiding amongst the hoppy bitterness. Great beer (and I think my 1500th RB review).


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