Epic Hop Zombie - Epic Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
Very strong herbal zesty hop flavour, but manages to have enough richness and body to give an impression of balance. There are many very hoppy IPAs available, simply as bitter as possible without any depth to back it up. I like that this beer is bold but manages to also be well rounded.
01-08-2014 04:16:51 | More by carolinencarter
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
12-16-2013 08:38:23 | More by Gasc0igne
4.09/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
12-13-2013 03:20:01 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.