Brew Review: Epic Armageddon IPA

by Kelli H. on October 2, 2012

Beer: Epic Armageddon IPA
Date: 9-22-12
Location: New Zealand
Price: $9.99
Alcohol: 6.66%
IBU’s: 60

Aroma: Sweet, citrus, grapefruit

Appearance: Very cool orange color that reminded me of a brightly colored clear pumpkin.

Body & Texture: Full frontal assault of citrus and bitterness!

Aftertaste: Very clean, pretty dry. Only a slight bitterness in the finish that doesn’t really linger.

Overall Impression: 
To be honest, I had some hesitations going into this beer. Let’s just say at $9.99 a bottle, which was slightly less than a 22 oz, I would have never bought it for myself. Luckily, it was one of the three my Dad had dropped off for David and I to taste. I was just a tad worried that it wouldn’t be what I was hoping. I’m a hhhuuugggeeee IPA fan, and pretty much biased to West Coast IPA’s. I’m so happy to report that it didn’t disappoint. I’m actually quite the fan! Now, only if I had a budget that would allow for delicious imported beer…The flavor up front is so full bodied and then it has a totally clean finish. With little aftertaste, I think this would be a great beer to go with food. I’m pretty picky when it comes to pairing beer with food, but I could really imagine eating a pizza with this beer. I also want to point out the color of this IPA. It was a beaut! The color was on fire and reminded me of fall colors. Overall, I’m a fan of this IPA! Someone wanna buy me another bottle?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

David Wells October 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Love this! Very cool to taste the international flavors of IPA! 🙂

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Sanjay October 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

I’ve never tasted an Epic beer. Looks like a good one to try. Thanks!

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sonia the mexigarian November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

beautiful color on that one. never heard of this one before. so cool your dad brings different beers for you to taste 😉

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