Epic Armageddon IPA

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Beer Profile

  • Brewery:
  • Website: epicbeer.com
  • Country: New Zealand
  • State:
  • Style: American IPA India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Malts: English Pale Malt, Caramalt
  • Hops: Cascade, Columbus (Tomahawk), Centennial, Simcoe
  • ABV: 6.66%
  • IBUs: 60
  • Tasting Notes: Spicy, resinous, citrus, pungent
  • Preferred Glass: Tulip, snifter
  • Food Pairing: Creamy cheeses like goat, brie and bleu; spicy Indian or Thai dishes
  • PHM Grade: A

Epic Armageddon IPA

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Armageddon.  This future apocalyptic battle will be nothing shy of epic as Good and Evil duke it out.  A couple thinks stuck out to me right away.  First, the abv is an eerie 6.66% which is the mark of the Beast.  Interesting, the book of Revelation explains that evil will be vanquished so one ought to ask themself, “who’s side am I on?”  Secondly, with a name like Armageddon, I best prepare my taste buds for an onslaught of flavor.

Epic Brewing out of New Zealand as not let me down so far.  After trying their strong APA, I thought I’d up the stakes.  Pouring this clear beer reminded me of Odell’s Myrcenary to some degree with its similar gold hue.  A head that laced capped this brew in a dense fluffy way again reminding me of some great double IPAs I’ve had in the past.  While Armageddon is not a I2PA and the abv only clocks in at 6.66% the hop profile on this sucker is huge.

The aroma and taste were both exploding with flavorful hop qualities.  The varieties used are high in alpha acids making for a very bitter beer satisfied the hophead in me, but also allowed me to drink comfortable.  The smooth malt characters are close to their APA Mayhem.  Light caramel notes with touch of toasty grains lay the foundation for a stellar beer.  The finish clean, resinous, and bitter (as expected).  The war I thought my taste buds would have to fight was not as grand as I thought.  Rather, the hops invaded quickly.  Another fine brew from Epic that demands attention.

Epic Armageddon IPA, 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
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Comments
  1. This name is deceiving, and I feel like when you name this Armaggedon IPA it should kick my face in with Hops. It was more like sunday school IPA. Here is our review

    http://thebeersgonebad.com/2012/01/19/armagedon-ipa-epic-brewing-co-thebeersgonebad-100/

    TheBEERSgoneBAD — January 19th, 2012, 11:36 am
  2. Old bottle maybe? Perhaps you guys should stick to drinking CA brewed IPA?

    Tom — January 19th, 2012, 9:24 pm
  3. I think I might cause we like those HOPS!

    TheBEERSgoneBAD — January 19th, 2012, 11:15 pm
  4. Within the last year we’ve seen an increase in Firestone Walker beers here in IL. They brew some great products. Love their IPAs. Have you guys had any IPAs from 3 Floyds or Founders?

    Tom — January 20th, 2012, 1:00 am
  5. Love EPIC brewing. I have been pleasantly surprised by the selection of craft brewery over here in NZ, and I’m glad for that. EPIC’s APA is still one of my go to’s, but now I’ll have to check out the Armageddon.

    Eric — September 24th, 2013, 6:53 am
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