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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

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

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2335) - Blerkablerka, - FEB 12, 2013
Oooo man. Light amber, small bubbly head that rings. Holy shit what a savage first 10 minutes put out by the Oilers vs the Stars. Malty biscuit, apricot, Rrgf, pineapple juice, maybe some caramel. The aroma dropped off big time but I still like. Slight flowery tropical note. Good taste - it’s got power but power that is under control. Huge hops balanced well with the same malts I found in the aroma. The grapefruit is in the twilight Zone between ruby red and unsweetened, perfume, Nelson memories, tropical, citrus goodness, last sip shows some spice. I dig. I think Armageddon was better, different beers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (203) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2016
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours orange with small tan head. Hoppy aroma with slight citrus. Taste is hops up front with pine and citrus compliments. Crisp finish. Very well balanced. Really enjoyable IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8412) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2016
24/IX/16 - 33cl bottle from a trade, shared @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: VIII/2017 (2016-1117) Thanks to Paul for the trade!

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: hoppy start, pretty resinous, sweet, caramel malts, dank touch. Aftertaste: bitter, some citrus, tropical fruits, mango, alcohol, slightly sourish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (489) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma is mandarin and toffee. Flavour is toffee, biscuit and a bunch of orange. Really nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12345) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerclubsa (114) - 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 (9553) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8391) - 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 (14453) - 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 (2354) - Hagen, 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!


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