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

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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So much beer with so little flavour. Conntemplating the blue pill? Wait! A new pony with a kick-ass facial horn. Power to neutralise poison from the faceless industrial brewing complex. No more green bottles, just green hops. No virgins needed to tame this. May contain traces of Alicorn.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2013
Pours orange amber with light head that fades quickly. Strong very sweet floral aroma with pine nut and mustiness. Well balanced bitter beer very drinkable. Tastes like it would go really well with a good stew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at House. Right amber color, small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass, light licorice. Taste is sweet and malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Epic.... Is there a bad beer?? NO. Another great take on an IPA, although I probably prefer the Armageddon. Nice amber colour, nice aroma and tastes of pine, citrus and caramels. Of course a great aftertaste on the palate. Epic beer? Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
500 ml bottle. Deep amber with small orange head. Aroma of caramel, dark sugars, flower, hints of citrus and loads of pine and resin. Taste is low to medium sweet and nicely balanced. The malt has some woody notes to it, and it finishes very resinous that leaves an oily impression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (4388) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber/copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of flowers, tangerine, citrus, pine and earth. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of flowers, tangerine and mango. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smells great but the taste is too sweet and not bitter enough for an IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark orange with a short, white head. Tropical fruit and floral aroma with a nice resiny spine. Taste is perfect: sweet caramel malt, pear and peach fruitiness with a nice passionfruit/grapefruit sour sweetness, dark resiny taste followed by a nice lingering bitterness. Awesome drop, prefer the armageddon though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1463) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
From a 500ml on 16/6/2013. Pours a clear deep orange with a smallish head. Has a lovely fruity floral, hoppy aroma featuring with some spices and lots of bergamot. Flavour wise, its fruity (including more bergamot) and spicy, with a firm bit not overwhelming hop bitterness. Has a medium body and carbonation. Really quite subtle by I PA standards but very classy and enjoyable, as is typical of Epic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylansDad (634) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
Epic does simple really well, and this one is really nice. The malt is but an unobtrusive carrier wave for the beautiful hops, floral, citrus, all the right boxes are ticked here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2013
Bottled at Queens Head, Stockholm. Clear amber, creamy head. Rich aroma of pear, ripe mango, pine and grapefruit. Mid sweet with well sized soothing, super rounded caramellly body. Concentrated flavour of tangerine peels, grapefruit and caramel. Long bitter finish. Simply remarkable, what an awesome modern ale?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
Dark orange in colour with mid size off white head. Huge piney hop aroma. Bold hop flavour which is not too overpowering.

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