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Epic Hop Zombie - Epic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 47
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-23-2011

Hops have taken over the world. Permeated the senses of the minions. Hop Zombies now roam the streets. Lupulin ichor oozing from ravaged legions. Gorging, gouging, masticating. Salivating over insane hop flavours and aromas. The time is nigh. No more festering away in hopless oblivion. Join the HopZombie Revolution.
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows vibrant fruity hops with lychee, pear and peach characters. Also some biscuity malt.
Not much fruit as a flavours, much more piny, althought there is some grapefruit. Very little malt, resulting in a sharp, harsh bitterness and a little booze in the finish.
Carb could be a little higher.

Photo of philipsanchez09
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this at home while doing some case studies for school. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be.

A: Bronze golden color with little to no head.

S: Very light smell of guava, and very hard to detect.

T: Light hop taste and light guava as in the smell. A bit of passion fruit as well.

M: Taste lingers for a few seconds and not dry at all.

O: Great beer, would buy again.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slight white head around the edges of the glass over light amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Relatively faint smell of pineapple, guava, and lime predominantly.

T: Pineapple, lime pith, apricots, lemon, mandarin orange, aspirin, black pepper, and spice. More pepper and spice than I was expecting.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation. Quite a bit of drying suggesting that dextrose was used.

O: Interesting IIPA that tastes more like citrus pith, pepper and spice than the tropical fruit that I was expecting.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 50ml bottle for $10.99 at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach and poured it into a crystal tumbler.

Pours a fairly clean straw-like golden hue with a decent head that gives way fairly quick, leaving decent amounts of lacing in my glass from start to finish. The aroma is reminiscent of Stone's 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA but much more refined and balanced - perfect amount of pilsner malt and spicy New Zealand hops - a truly amazing balance, or unison if you will, of two complete opposites coming together to create an aroma the represents the best of both worlds. The taste is on point with the nose - plenty of danky, zesty, and spicy hop aroma balanced with that unmistakable bready pilsner malt flavor, some fruity esters show up as an afterthought as well, and absolutely no trace what so ever of the 8.5% ABV - hop lingers well beyond the malt - muy bueno! Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and easy drinking for an Imperial IPA, leaning towards medium-bodied that you would expect from the style, but drinking crisp and clean like a pilsner - hop oils are resinous and coat the palate, and as mentioned in the flavor, they linger forever.

Overall an amazing Imperial IPA - world class even - the absolute best of both worlds - just wished I could afford a case of these to sit back and really get into! Would love to see some other breweries take a crack at this style like stone did, but clean it up a bit and make it as drinkable as this bad boy.

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Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.