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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Formerly brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We have set out to wilfully maim and cripple the palates of the most extreme hop head. This act of wanton destruction is in the true spirit of what festive brews are about, to create something unique and fun. It is our intention to create a violent and needless disturbance in your olfactory senses. The riotous confusion, from the unnatural quantity of dry hopping, will leave your palate satisfyingly violated after having just one taste. Only the brave can be assured to tame this hop insanity.

http://www.epicbeer.com

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, - FEB 12, 2013
Ruby brown with an aroma of hops! hops! hops! and some malt. Taste is bitter bite like a hoppy ipa. Some malt character in the midst of the big hops. Lingering bitterness. Feels like a less quality arrogant bastard.


3.8
john44 (3400) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Very Fruity; tropical fruits, apricot, peach, pineapple, grapefruit citrus. Very Hoppy; piney oily resinous and earthy hops. Malty; sweet biscuity malts. Bittersweet very fruity hoppy throughout. Lingering bitter finish. More IPA than ASA. Very drinkable. Nice Beer! (2011-11-23)

3.2
BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
500ml bottle picked up to share with my work buddies. We got a guy who we all mayhem so fitting in find this beer to share. Pours out copper topped with a small head. nose is sweet malts toffee caramel and faded hops. Taste is more of the sweet malts toffee notes and a little fruit. Overall dissatisfied just like the guy we work with.

3.7
StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
From a 500ml bottle. Pours orange with a white lasting head, big full citrus flavours, resiny and smooth with a malty aroma. Nice work.

3.5
skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has heather/honey and flowery hops. Clear, copper coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is bitter, light malty, citric and flowery. Nice.

3.4
Pyrmir (6210) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Copper color with off white head. Aroma fruity and nice, as expected; sweet, fruit, melon and citrus. Taste is sweet, fruit, malt, caramel, sharp bitterness, melon, citrus and tropical fruit

3.5
Hop_Hedonist (644) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
Malt heavy - masks the hops. I prefer upfront mega hops and way less malt. But I appreciate the high quality of this brew. Malt lovers rejoice.

3.2
shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/15/2011 Epic Mayhem... Aroma: Toasted grains, toffee, honey malt, faint hops. Appearance: Nice amber color; frothy beige head. Flavor: Light toffee maltiness; honey sweetness; earthy, slightly floral maltiness; balanced bittersweet; nothing earth-sharttering. Palate: Overall: This is a very English-style beer; New Zealand needs to go back "down under" and find some depth and flavor.

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (6.2% ALC/VOL) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #178 for this beer.

4.3
csscarroll (1) - - JUN 24, 2013 does not count
Has a nice aroma, citrusy. Appearance was amber, not the best head, fairly frothy, but not bad. Very tasty brew, bitter and hoppy, quite a sharp taste, very full taste. Not too fizzy, about right, with a bitter but full bodied finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, was very nice.

3.4
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma was quite hoppy with pine, citrus, caramel and some grapefruit. Flavor was sweet & bitter with fruit, caramel, citrus, pine and had some mild herbal notes with a lingering bitter finish.

4
varanid99 (1339) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Copper pour with a decent off white head. Nose is piney, peach, citrus. Flavour is malty, deep, with citrus and stone fruit, mouth puckering slightly sour/bitter which gives way to long but fairly mild bitterness.


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