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Epic Armageddon IPA - Epic Brewing Company

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Epic Armageddon IPAEpic Armageddon IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 20
Gots: 7 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: smithflipper on 08-16-2009)
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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brother_kenneth
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

brother_kenneth, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Lightly hazed, golden colored body lays beneath a thick, porous bone-white head. Retention, lacing, and carbonation trails are light.

Aroma:
Did someone just set up a Christmas tree in here? Hoppy pine, pine, pine, and more pine. Pine-cone, dry grass and tree bark, and light spicing. Perhaps a bit of sawdust - smells dry.

Taste:
Similar to the aroma - piney. Bitterness is potent and hits you right away and leaves your tongue tingling for the entire sip. Very earthy quality to the hop profile with a bit of oak. A slight sweet spike on the finish gives you a hint of tropical fruit, but is quickly subdued by bitterness while screaming "uncle!"

Mouthfeel:
Done dry. I typically don't mind a dry IPA, but I don't like being more thirsty at the end of a glass than I was before I started - seems counter productive. Body is pretty light and carbonation is spot on. Bite is nearly perfect as well - potent without knocking you off your feet. Adjusting the finish would help this one tremendously.

Overall:
A solid IPA, but far too dry for my liking. With a few changes, in my opinion this would be a force to be reckoned with.

alphagnome, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev -0.7%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev -0.7%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
Photo of pester
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

pester, May 03, 2014
Photo of Codycusey
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Codycusey, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

firstlighthiker, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Yellolab2010
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Yellolab2010, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of jondavidsson
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jondavidsson, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of NathanJoyce
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

NathanJoyce, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of LoFiDave
4/5  rDev -0.7%

LoFiDave, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of KeeganRohovich
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

KeeganRohovich, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tbone1384, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

vermilcj, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Schmoog, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottled in may, so freshness was undoubtedly an issue here. light copper to honey colored ipa, frothy white head, and mostly clear. the nose is mostly bitterness in this one, with some resinous hops and a thicker malt body. the flavor must have faded a lot, because i get just a bit of hops, but more just stale grain and bitterness. the whole thing really doesn't have much flavor at all until the finish, which is pine and bitterness all the way, with a very full body. my problem with this, and a lot of beer from new zealand, is that by the time it gets here, its fading, and given that new zealand grows some amazing hops, its a let down in these hop forward brews that we never get them in their prime. this one falls into that category, and is probably so much better at the source. still, not a bad brew and worthy of a try.

StonedTrippin, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

threedaggers, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bigred89, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of eet_fuk
4/5  rDev -0.7%

eet_fuk, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Gasc0igne
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Gasc0igne, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Lumsden Freehouse in Auckland.
Clear medium-light amber body with medium carbonation and a very durable off-white head.
Aroma: hop forward, mostly floral with some herbal
Flavor: hop forward: herbal with a hint of weed. Mildly bitter aftertaste with some lingering herbal and floral notes.

Feel: near medium body; medium-light carbonation. .

O: OK but not worth seeking out.

chinchill, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ZEB89, Nov 29, 2013
Epic Armageddon IPA from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.