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Epic Armageddon IPA | Epic Brewing Company

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257 Ratings
Epic Armageddon IPAEpic Armageddon IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
epicbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the beginning, there was nothing. Then an impish brewer piled a ludicrous amount of hops into a batch of beer. This zymurgical big bang is Epic Armageddon, an apocalyptic assault on your preconceptions and taste buds. It may be too huge for this fragile planet so enjoy this beer like it was the last one on Earth.

Added by smithflipper on 08-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,057
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
257
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on November 6, 2017. A malt forward IPA. Not bad, not great, just an average beer. Glad I tried it, but I probably will not have it again.

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Photo of uuoo33
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Hazy orange amber color, it tops with massive silky white head that stands with great retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting frothy crown covering atop and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot here and there, high visible carbonation.

The aroma is bursting with solid hoppy goodness with wide varieties of note ranging from citrus, grapefruit, lime, lemon rind, melon, herbal, floral, spice, pine, resin, grassy, and earthy. Malt is also there in the undertone with its biscuit and sweet caramel.

The taste is rich and intense with the hoppy affair of strong piney resin, spice, herbal, earthy, grassy, as well as fruitiness ranging from citrus, grapefruit, lime, lemon rind, and melon together with persistent bitterness. Malt lays as a base of the flavor structure with notes of sweet, biscuit, and caramel. The aftertaste is long-lasting with grassy and resiny hop bitterness.

Medium to rather full body with some bold touch and some good crisp yet moderate lively carbonation through the palate, the mouthfeel is smooth with a refreshing touch and dry finish.

6.66% ABV, it is the number of evil making this IPA so intense with hop and deceivingly tasty like an evil.

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Photo of dcotom
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to my down unda bratha for hand delivering this beast. A really tasty IPA, big, bo.d and brash. Huge bittering hop profile with maybe a bit to big of a malt backbone.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in an amber color that is warm, greeting. The lighter end of the amber spectrum. Aroma was probably the best international aroma/dry hop I've come across. And its been that way for years. I don't know if these are down under hops or new world varietals, but they are plenty juicy and funky.

The format is unfortunate. What can you do its halfway around the world. I imagine this would be very popular if it were produced locally and in 4/6 packs. It takes all the good things hop wise on the west coast and drops what I suspect to be a New Zealand hop product. Or a blend thereof. Fantastic stuff though, its only downside is the price and format. The malt is complimentary, not overly sweet or caramel heavy. Just the right amount.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jjdunce
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waggman
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Loved their Hop Zombie DIPA last year, siked to review some more hoppy goodness from this brewery, quite a fresh bottle at that. New 330ml format.

A - Pint pour is dark orange almost leaning towards reddish. Nice clarity with slow-rising bubbles. An off-white head starts at a couple fingers. A mostly full cap an thick ring remain at the end, with sporadic lace dots spread about.

S - Very nice melon, pine, pineapple, mango, and some sugar cookie sweetness. Gets a bit more weedy over time.

T - Lots of tropical fruit flavor coming through here with pine getting pushed to the background a bit, some floral mixing in here too. Sugar cookie malt is a bit stronger here, definitely some unabashed malt flavor going on here, but it meshes pretty well.

M - Quite a light feel with highish carbonation and medium bitterness. Nice mix of hop and malt flavor, extremely drinkable and impressively clean flavor.

O - Really nice tropical fruit hop/sugar cookie malt balancing act, almost comes off as a hoppy amber, reminds me of a mini-Nugget Nectar kinda, though the malt might be a bit overpowering on the whole. Still, an IPA worth celebrating Armageddon with, and the cleanness is really nice with so many IPAs looking like pulpy OJ nowadays. Wish it still came in 500ml as 330 goes all too quickly.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dhamma73
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreasDif
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fresh and tasty, maybe have travelled a little far before tasting

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Photo of life_of_agony
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradleySteuart
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ARoman
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*transferred from old notes - 12/30/2013*
20 oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is initially doughy with some pine spice and citrus. As it warms up, and the head fades, caramel and bread scents dominate. It pours a sparkling clear honey-gold color with a fluffy, white head. The head is soft & creamy and dissipates relatively slowly. The head also presents a nice lacing - more so as it warms up - evenly distributed around the glass; consisting mostly of small lace with some medium lace which runs down when the beverage is cooler, but sticks at room temp. The hops’ bitterness comes through strongest on the sip, with some caramel malt sweetness in the undertones - the caramel malt becoming stronger near the back end of the pour. The lively carbonation is present throughout the glass along with the citrus and pine notes from the hops. The hop spiciness sticks around through this drier drink with a thin, soft mouthfeel; it leaves behind a resin aftertaste that lingers, but has a very refreshing / cleansing feel. Overall a very refreshing and pleasant IPA.

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Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ddaedalus
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saksis
2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the best, but not the worst..

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Epic Armageddon IPA from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 257 ratings
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