Epic Hop Zombie | Epic Brewing Company

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Epic Hop ZombieEpic Hop Zombie

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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.

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Epic Hop Zombie from Epic Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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