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Four Horsemen Of The Hopocalypse | Epic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.99%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-09-2013

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Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on-tap at Alehouse Project in Melbourne during Good Beer Week 2013. This is a collaboration between the two guys from Epic, plus the brewers from Hallertau and Liberty Brewing. (2 + 1 + 1 = 4! Clever, see?)

Pours a deep golden-reddish hue with some hazing. Body is very solid and hold some very fine, effervescent carbonation. Head is just off-white and forms a very, very fine crest which leaves intricate lacing. Looks pretty damn good.

Big, heavily weighted aromas on the nose: chewy, meaty and malty at its core, with some rounded fusty fruit characters that wallow in all the richness. It's fat. Some peach aromas are the only real lightness to it, where the malty, chewy, boozy characters stand out.

Rich, heavy entry on the palate too, moving towards some marmalade mid-palate. There's still stacks of sweetness though, and only a slight vegetative hop character until the back. Here the hop presence is more pronounced, with bitter heather characters coming through strongly. Even here though it feel heavy and boozy though, with port noticeable and the flavour flattening out once the heat has roared through.

Feel is great, and fits with the rest of the characters: intensely heavy and rich.

I was surprised at how sweet this was. It was always going to be heavy, boozy and hard, but the sweetness was what really surprised me: it almost feels slightly underattenuated. The hops try valiantly (and there are clearly buckets of hops in this, don't get me wrong), but they are fighting a strong foe in the malt here, and it feels just a little bit like it's not quite a fair fight.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Four Horsemen Of The Hopocalypse from Epic Brewing Company
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