Epic Armageddon IPA - Epic Brewing Company
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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.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 18:12:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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.
Serving type: on-tap
12-11-2013 03:31:34 | More by chinchill
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
4.19/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I loved the marketing for this beer. It poured a clear orange colour with two fingers of frothy white foam. There was low retention for the head with some lacing down the side of the glass, and no carbonation.
The smell was not strong with floral notes and a hoppy aroma.
The taste was a balance of sweet malts and bitter hops.
A great tasting beer well worth the purchase.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 09:50:40 | More by JohnnyRay
Epic Armageddon IPA from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.