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Epic Armageddon IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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Epic Armageddon IPAEpic Armageddon IPA

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90
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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 22
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smithflipper on 08-16-2009

In the beginning, there was nothing. Then an impish brewer piled a ludicrous amount of hops into a batch of beer. This zymurgical big bang is Epic Armageddon, an apocalyptic assault on your preconceptions and taste buds. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.
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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Paige
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, floral, and spicy hops with some caramel and lightly bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and spicy hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuity malt. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and tropical hops, spicy hops, bitterness, and some sweet bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great hop profile with good bitterness and great overall balance.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow in color with some hints of orange and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy beige head that has very good retention properties - leaving about a quarter finger covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grafruit hops with some lighter amounts of floral and tropical/pineapple hops.

T: This beer has a light body of caramel malt sweetness with a huge amount of hops flavors. The hop flavors are primarily grapefruit/citrus with some lighter notes of floral, spice, and tropical/pineapple. Tastes very fresh and there is only a light bitterness which does not linger.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable and very approachable IPA - super easy to drink. I will likely grab another of these the next time I come across it at the store as it is pretty close to sessionable for an IPA. Great flavors and smells.

Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TexasMartin
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bierguru
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -
POURS A DEEP COPPER. WITH A THICK HEAD BUT LACES OUT RATHER QUICKLY FOR MY LIKING.

S -
NOTHING OUT OF THIS WORLD. TYPICAL SMELL FOR AN AMERICAN IPA. MODERATE CITRUS WITH A SWEET MALT BACKBONE

T -
A FAIRLY WELL BALANCED IPA. LEANS MORE ON A HOP BALANCE. NOTHING OVER POWERING, VERY DRINKABLE.

M -
LIGHT/MEDIUM BODIED. NOT OVERLY CARBONATED

O -
FAIRLY GOOD IPA VERY SESSIONABLE.

Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of pisano
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: slightly hazy light golden orange with half finger off white head that quickly dissipates. the beer becomes clear as it warms and there's some spotty white lacing on the glass.

s: light citrusy hop aroma with strong malt and some yeast.

t: very citrusy. good balance of malty sweetness and hop bitterness. not overwhelmingly hoppy, as it should be for an IPA. bitter on the finish with lingering flavors of tangerines and lemons. awesome.

m: light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

o: great, highly drinkable IPA that i could definitely drink as a session beer. if only i could get it around here more often.

Photo of patjohnfive
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Reed
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ShaunSimpson
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours gold with a bright white head that slowly dissipates leaving some slight lacing

S-hoppy with some malty sweetness

T-hoppy, citrus notes, and a nice malt backbone to balance out the hops

M-slightly thick

D-very drinkable and smooth

Overall, this is a good beer that I am glad I had the opportunity to try, but it doesn't stand out in the world of ipas.

Photo of mungus
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of stewart124
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow with a big dollop of white fluffy head.

Tons of pear and juicy fruit in the nose.

Crisp, clean IPA. Delicious esters of peered coupled with tangerine and mandarin orange that are followed with a earthy spice. Some light caramel notes but overall a lightly toasted biscuity malt character.

Dry finish with some spicy bite and lingering citrus.

Very delicious and easy to drink and I am glad I picked this up.

Photo of tbeckett
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Stoked to see this on the shelves in the fridge at Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured a light copper/golden colour. Bright with a two finger fluffy white head. Bright with good rings of lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Lot's of citrus, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple.

T - Fresh tropical fruit, juicy hop fruitiness, some pine in the middle. Seemed quite tame for the style in that all the flavours were present, but presented in a subdued manner. Very mellow.

M - Some good bitterness, good carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - Good but I was expecting alot more. Nothing was wrong with it aside from the fact that it's strength, naming, hype made me think it would be much more aggressive and complex. I wouldn't seek it out. It was good, just didn't grab me.

Photo of stretke
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The scores give me hope that this will be an Epic IPA.

Pours a light gold with a legit head into my glass. I'm talking about a huge head! Wow.

Smells like a bitter on steroids: buttery, sweet with a decent whiff of hops.

Now this is what I'm talking about. The hops stand out as they should, adding a touch of pine resin to buttery, chewy malt. Is there a bit of mango/citrus too?

Mouthfeel holds up solid too with lingering bitterness and other flavors.

Much, much better from this brewery.

Photo of BillMueller
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Epic Armageddon IPA from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.