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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 337   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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4.1
explosivedog (1178) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2017 500ml bottle. Aroma is mandarin and toffee. Flavour is toffee, biscuit and a bunch of orange. Really nice.

2.9
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/24/16] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2016 in Bodegraven. Day two. Golden. Aroma of somewhat skunky hops. Flavor has sweetish malt, caramel, and bitter hops. Medium-bodied.

4.3
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
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
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2016. Shared with RB Belgian crew. Tks Tim. BB 08/2017. Léger doré/orange, col fin blanc. Arôme au nez finement houblonné, tropical avec un léger rétro-nasal résineux. Palais est malté, caramel, petite note huileuse venant des houblons, pointe de chaleur des 8.5% avec un caractère restant cependant plus centrée sur le malt.

3.8
77ships (9798) - 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
Benzai (15586) - 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
Zlotta (3273) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, 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
Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Klare dunkel goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig fruchtig, harzig, Pfirsich. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikosen. Gut!

3.7
SinH4 (4759) - Garching b. München, 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!


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