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

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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 22, 2013
Pours an extremely clear pale gold with an amazing caramel aroma, hints of bourbon, sweet citrus and watermelon. Pine. Brief head with poor retention and no lace. Sweet malt flavour, deep caramel with fruity hops with a touch of pine, also pink grapefruit and blood orange. Crisp thin body, good carbonation. Delicious!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10562) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy copper with frothy white head. Nose is bitter, resiny hops, pale malt, florals. Tastes piney, resiny, with some apricotty fruitiness, a bitter finish, and more sweetness as it warms. Florals throughout, and the IBU and ABV levels are very apparent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
(500ml bottle, BB 14 10 17) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of resiny pine, grass, weed, mango, and grapefruit. Flavor of grass, papaya, pine, and grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skarecrow (627) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2017
500ml bottle from West Liquor. Light amber color and great head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine resin and peach. Surprisingly mild bitterness with juicy fruit hop palate and smooth finish. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1712) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Aroma is citrus,clove, slight funk and earthiness. Taste is light sweet malts, caramel, citrus, pine needles and a light alcohol warmth to finish. The hop profile overtakes most the malt character bit that is not surprising for an IPA. It is still quite enjoyable. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2017
500ml bottle. Smells sweet and syrupy. A thick beer with nice carbonation. Sweet piny with lots of hops. Has a really smooth hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4072) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle in Wanaka. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Sweet and bitter with loads of sprucey hops aromas. Notes of grape fruit. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Well balanced. Finally a NZ IPA/IIPA without that caramel malt back bone. Bitter finish with more spruce.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (224) - 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 (9308) - 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 (909) - 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 (13956) - 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.


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