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Epic Hop Zombie - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 36
Gots: 17 | 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: 204 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%

sjmad23, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of irish01980
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

irish01980, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of PickleBucket29
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

PickleBucket29, May 24, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
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
Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev -5.4%

FadetoBock, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of anhigdon
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
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
Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Mattias, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

target88, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of jondavidsson
4/5  rDev -5.4%

jondavidsson, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Jalle
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jalle, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of TheBrk
4/5  rDev -5.4%

TheBrk, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of craftbeersweden
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Released today, 1 march 2014, at Systembolaget, Sweden.

Clear, golden liquid with a white, two finger, head.

Nose: Orange marmelade, apricot, mango, pineapple, pine, sweet caramel malt and grapefruit. This is such a great smell! I LOVE the aroma! Almost overwhelming...

Taste: Hops, pineapple, lemon, spice, grapefuit and bread. Not matching my expectation from the nose.

Body: Medium body with a great oily texture. Sticky carbonation and the just right amount of bitterness.

I like Epic's DIPA! Go New Zealand!

craftbeersweden, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of BryanK
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

BryanK, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BuzzG, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of mriley1984
5/5  rDev +18.2%

mriley1984, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BAsbill, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

dtomes, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jaywes754, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

PhilDaBrewer, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jonny41, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Jah_Json
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jah_Json, Feb 12, 2014
Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.