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Epic Hop Zombie - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 35
Gots: 14 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-23-2011)
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Ratings: 195 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JohnG190
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JohnG190, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dope looking bottle distributed by Shelton bros. Paid top dollar at a spot downtown LA

lovin the appearance right away.. It looks really filtered down to give it a clean look, completely see they orange brew reminiscent of plinys color. Small head that fizzes down rather quickly

Aroma is they the roof here. Hops that smell like mango, piña, and freshly squeezed tangerines. Wow the aroma creeps up nostrils as soo as the bottle is popped. Stellar aroma, full of hops

Taste is the same but a little more bitter than expected. Very enjoyable balance of malts and hops both turned up to 11.

Huge resin tastes leaves an oily bitterness around the palate. Not too strong tho. Never making that butter face -

Overall I'm so glad I bought this beer. It away surpassed my expectations as it's packed with all my favorite alpha hops . If you call yourself a hop head SEEK THIS ONE OUT

Modernrickk, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of 07Bigben01
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07Bigben01, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -5%

BMart, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of hiphopped123
4.25/5  rDev +1%

hiphopped123, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1%

fthegiants, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -5%

dmorgan310, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of acknight
5/5  rDev +18.8%

acknight, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of GlassHound
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

GlassHound, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

rogerdandy, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Poupae, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Azza_G
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Azza_G, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -5%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Danny_Gurbada
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Danny_Gurbada, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of mrjez
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

mrjez, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of sjmad23
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

sjmad23, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of irish01980
4.25/5  rDev +1%

irish01980, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of PickleBucket29
4.25/5  rDev +1%

PickleBucket29, May 24, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: solid dark brown 500mL bottle, an okay label.

Appearance: pours a golden amber hue with some vibrancy, some carbonation running along the side of the glass. A one-finger head drops to thick half-finger, leaving decent lacing. Looks great.

Aroma: a very fresh aroma of citrus hops with peach, passionfruit and grapefruit. A light toffee and caramel behind, with cedar and pine. Lovely.

Taste: plenty of citrus and pine hops, with grapefruit and earth. Some floral, caramel and biscuit malt backing also. A fantastic double IPA.

Aftertaste: a pleasant multi-flavoured hop bitterness with more caramel and biscuit malts behind.

Mouth feel: quite smooth in feel for an IPA, with a moderate feel and a higher-than-average carbonation. Pretty much bang on.

Overall: definitely one of the best American Double IPAs I have had to date. A very complex flavour profile, and a well-constructed beer. I'll definitely have this one as often as I can, despite the high price.

SmashPants, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

FadetoBock, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of anhigdon
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Lightly hazed amber body with a very nice, thick bone white head. Gobs of carbonation, great retention, and pleasant lacing.

Aroma:
Hop nirvana! It's like they crammed every desirable hop trait into one brilliant beer; sweet tropical fruit, dry pine, earthy grass, and vibrant floral. Light pepper to finish things off. Every whiff reveals something new.

Taste:
Incredible balance. Bitterness is present and quite potent at first, but it either mellows with time/temperature or you get used to it. Nice, unique hop character that is sweet and piney - a refreshing change of pace from most dry, pine-centric IPAs. Light, malty backbone with a hint of sweet, caramel. Pineapple, kiwi, and passion fruit. A bit of crushed pepper rounds things out. No real detectable alcohol. Aftertaste is a bit weird, I imagine it's reminiscent of chewing on a lemon peel... Just keep drinking and you'll be fine.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth & easy to drink. Medium bodied and plenty of bubbly. Sweet finish.

Overall:
Awesome double IPA! Even those of you who wouldn't consider yourself a hop-head can approach this one and fall in love. This is a must have!

alphagnome, Apr 29, 2014
Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.