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Epic Hop Zombie - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 31
Gots: 10 | 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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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-26-2013 00:19:05 | More by Adkins1203
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-23-2013 13:28:09 | More by AaronHomoya
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Swik

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-22-2013 08:17:36 | More by Swik
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Rosquin

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-19-2013 14:37:07 | More by Rosquin
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Gasc0igne

Australia

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Plonk, Fyshwick.

A: Pours a clear golden-amber colour. Little, if any, carbonation visible. ~1" off-white head, short retention. Excellent lacing.

S: Grapefruit. Passion fruit. Mango (if I dig deep). Orange. Nice sweet malt aroma somewhere in the background.

T: Hit of hoppy grapefruit bitterness at the front of the mouth that lingers for an eternity; while it might sound harsh, there is a solid malty-sweet backbone that seems to balance it out nicely after the initial hit. Orange. Mango (back of the tongue). Something 'herbal' or peppery in there towards the end that I'm unsure of.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation in the mouth. Crisp on the tongue with a nice dry finish.

O: A solid IPA. I enjoy the dry finish of this beer but I think that combined with the long-lasting bitterness, it's just a bit less than what it could be. Still very tasty and worth a try.

I didn't check my bottle for a bottling date or anything similar but judging by others' comments regarding the absence of any malt taste, my bottle may have aged a little.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 08:38:23 | More by Gasc0igne
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-14-2013 21:28:50 | More by SMITHAND
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - orangish golden pour. Good finger's worth of creamy, sudsy head. Nice lacing, good stick all around.

Aroma - lots of orange and pine, a touch of lemon. Fruity, zesty, very nice.

Taste - brief powdery grain presence. Hops start in quickly, first they are floral, and rather soapy. The bitterness kicks in, soapiness holding a little better than the florals. Not much citrus at first but plenty of pine. Maybe some grapefruit rind now and then, some nice orange flavor kicking up as it warms. Just a touch of abv heat, nice balance for a lighter DIPA. Finishes with a little bit of belly warmth, fading bitterness, good balance to this one.

Mouthfeel - more crisp than smooth, it still glides around the palate easily. Well-weighted for the style.

Overall - nicely done, though the soapiness is something I don't often come across to the length I noted here. Lots of good flavor complexity.

Not many beers in this category offer this kind of complexity, although the ones that do will generally be a little better priced than this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 03:20:01 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-07-2013 05:15:34 | More by Knapp85
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-06-2013 10:52:06 | More by Rwalford74
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2013 02:45:04 | More by RyanTheLion13
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-02-2013 02:59:19 | More by JefferyYoung
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-02-2013 02:40:47 | More by vermilcj
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2013 20:00:34 | More by JakerLou
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kr15

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had to come on and rate this. This is simply the best beer I ever drank. My drinking partner also agreed. This blows Pliney away. So crisp, so balanced, so smooth. Truly a masterpiece. I have seen some complaints of staleness due to originating from New Zealand. Mine tasted very fresh with no hints of staleness at all. Usually beers in this price range tend to be busts, not this one. 12$ for a 16oz bottle that id happily buy again.
This one needs to be on every craft drinkers bucket list.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:21:00 | More by kr15
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-27-2013 01:22:55 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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T-34-85

New York

4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter-like balloon glass.

A: Nice light orange color, relatively clear, filtered beer. Good 1/2" initial head that reduces down to a ring of lacing with good retention.

S: Amazing and unique fruity hop aroma. Can put my finger on the specific fruit(s), but what a great smell.

T: Well balanced hop flavor and bitterness with the malt. The same unique hop aroma comes through as an equally unique hop flavor.

Overall: This is a fantastic beer. The aroma and flavor are very unique and refreshing, especially for a double IPA. Well balanced and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 00:07:59 | More by T-34-85
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man!

The beer is orange and clear with an inch off off-white head. The aroma offers dank hops, citrus, resin. It smells a touch past its prime. IPAs are so finicky. Nice flavor. Hop forward and citrusy. Small amount of alcohol heat in the finish. Really solid. I'd love to try this uber fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 21:26:49 | More by Huhzubendah
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-16-2013 04:09:07 | More by jaydoc
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-14-2013 00:24:44 | More by freewill35
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Ilovebeer1549

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-12-2013 04:04:12 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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SirBentham

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-11-2013 18:01:33 | More by SirBentham
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ATearpak

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-11-2013 17:05:44 | More by ATearpak
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-10-2013 20:19:00 | More by Casey3236
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-10-2013 20:16:16 | More by Corburk
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-09-2013 09:46:23 | More by largadeer
Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.