Epic Hop Zombie | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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1.08/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of iamstevetay
1.22/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of heygeebee
2.78/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

From IBS. No BB. On special, and not fridged... Hmmm... Should alarm bells be ringing?

Pours clear amber, head looks good, and lacing is on the money, clinging in lines.

Aromas mainly of vanillas.

Taste is smooth and creamy, lingering.

Mouthfeel creamy, low carbonation.

Hang on, have I just reviewed Hop,Zombie?

Really, in this case, all Hops are alive and well. None were harmed in the making of this beer. Really not sure what's going on, but it tastes more like maybe Imperial Pilsner?

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Photo of mulder1010
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ML bottle poured into a tulip

Thanks to Adam @Platinum Liquor for holding one for me. Much appreciated.

A-- Poured a clear, straw yellow gold color. Quick fading white head that looks good as film. One finger head on swirling but recedes pretty quickly. Visible alcohol legs and some splotchy lacing. A few carbonation bubbles here and there.

S-- Candied lemon, orange, peach, lime and pine. Sorbet on crack. Sweet candied fruits smell with touches of passion fruit. Just hints of bitterness in the back of the nose.

T-- Guava, passion friuit, apricot blossom and melon. Lots of flavors in this. Not a lot of bitterness in this at all.

M-- Quite sweet feel, bordering on syrupy. Very slick and oily in the mouth. Lots of apricot blossom, orange sorbet, mango, and passion fruit. get a combo of Grapefruit and blossom in the back of the mouth. Quite pungent really, good kick to finish this but not sure of the blossom feel to this. High amounts of bitterness afterwards but it is like eating a flower bitterness. Sort of fresh cut grass mixed with apricot blossom. Strange. Carbonation and feel are very spot on for the style just the residual sweetness drags this down.

O-- Not bad. very true to style and the combo of US and NZ hops works for the most part. Not sold on the sweetness of this at times as I struggled with the sweetness of it and at times the hop bitterness gets lost to the sweetness. Sometimes in balance, sometimes not.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Brad007
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Nice presentation. I prefer my DIPAs as close to pale as possible.

Lots of NZ hop character here. Checked out the website with the hops of finding out which hops were used. No such luck but they're obviously heavy on the citrus side. A bit of peach and mango.

That same citrus characteristic carries over to the taste. Like biting on a grapefruit in some ways. Balanced and doesn't overload your taste buds with hop juice.

After a while, the hops reveal a strong malt backbone that is buttery in nature. Crisp. Melts on the tongue.

It's sneaky because you can't really tell that it's 8.5% ABV. Quaffable too!

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a pale Straw colour with a large bubbled White head that dies quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - Aromas of citrus and pine with a little passion fruit.

T - Up front some nice passion fruit flavours followed by some melon and a little grapefruit. A little residual sweetnes also.

M - Light to medium body and a little over carbonated for me.

O - A solid DIPA without being spectacular. Lacks a little body and balance.

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Photo of Jdevoss
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows vibrant fruity hops with lychee, pear and peach characters. Also some biscuity malt.
Not much fruit as a flavours, much more piny, althought there is some grapefruit. Very little malt, resulting in a sharp, harsh bitterness and a little booze in the finish.
Carb could be a little higher.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I waited for two years to find this with a bottling date (1/17/16,purchased on 3/3/16 as a new arrival), but I wasn't smart enough to ask how much they were before they rang it up. $11 for an 11 oz. IPA is outrageous for starters.

Pale straw pour with a finger of white foam.
Moderate tropical fruit and prominent sweet malt.
Exactly the same as the aroma, nothing special or standout about this beer.
Mouthfeel medium,moderate carbonation.
Enormous waste of $11 for nothing more than 11 oz. of very average IPA, save your money and buy a four or six pack of good craft beer instead. Don't buy the hype!

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Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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