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99
97
style
Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
NEED...MORE...HOPS...
Hops have taken over the world. Permeated the senses of the minions. Hop Zombies now roam the streets. Lupulin ichor oozing from ravaged legions. Gorging, gouging, masticating. Salivating over insane hop flavours and aromas. The time is nigh. No more festering away in hopless oblivion. Join the HopZombie Revolution.
HOPS: CLASSIFIED
MALT: Pale ale, Pilsner

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerclubsa (147) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 7, 2016
330ml from International Beer Store, Perth. Pours a clear dark golden with a slight haze. A rocky off white head with excellent 1 inch retention that lasts for days. High tropical fruit and citrus (clementine) hop aromas with background cracker malt and some caramel character. Palate is medium body and medium-high carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Flavour leads with tropical fruit and subsides into bready bitterness, which lingers long into the dry finish. Incredibly dangerous at 8.5%. Glorious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olliedelapoer (2) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
The Hop Zombie is a favourite from Epic, off tap it pours clear yet a dark golden colour. You can smell the strong scents of passionfruit and guava quickly and this is present in taste, thick resinous feel on the palate, this beer is a meal, for brains!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9951) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2016. Shared with RB Belgian crew. Tks Tim. BB 08/2017. Lger dor/orange, col fin blanc. Arme au nez finement houblonn, tropical avec un lger rtro-nasal rsineux. Palais est malt, caramel, petite note huileuse venant des houblons, pointe de chaleur des 8.5% avec un caractre restant cependant plus centre sur le malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9359) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2016
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2016. Day 2. Clear orange, little white head. Nose is very oily hop, pine resin dank harsh hop oil. Taste is okay extreme pine resin, hop oil, lightly cheese, biscuit, toffee. Body is easy thick pleasant hop oil. Pretty decent USA hop oil brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (15321) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, lightly fruity, then more hops and light resinous hops, moderately bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (3041) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle at Borefts 2016. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, fruity and a little grassy aroma of peach, passion fruit and mango. Sweetish, fruity and slightly grassy taste of caramel, honey, mango, passion fruit and peach, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite dry finish. Medium body, moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Quite nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19863) - PCastle, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Klare dunkel goldene Farbe, geringe weie Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig fruchtig, harzig, Pfirsich. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikosen. Gut!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4564) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy, grapefruit, dank pines. Taste is dank pines, quite a strong residual sweetness, sticky, bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Very nice!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (19736) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Wenig karbonisierter Antrunk. Leicht herb, wrzige Noten, nass hopfig. Eher langweilig. 8/7/7/7//7

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Une mousse crmeuse et compacte laisse une dentelle collante derrire elle lorsquelle se dissipe dune bire voile et dore aux reflets orangs. Des flaveurs dagrumes enrobs de beurre au caramel entachent un produit au potentiel intressant, mais un peu trop "vieux", malheureusement. Lamertume est presque inexistante et la texture en bouche est souple. Je lessaierais bien de nouveau, mais beaucoup plus frache, cela va de soi.


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