Epic Armageddon IPA

21 Mar

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All the way from New Zealand, Epic Beer has recently made its way to Louisiana. I tried out their Armageddon IPA tonight, a hoppy offering with 6.66% ABV.

I poured it into an imperial pint glass and it was more golden than copper. It was very carbonated and poured with a nice 2 inch head that dissipated and left some nice lacing. It smelled of pine and grapefruit and the taste was much of the same. The piney hop flavor was immediately prevalent and was followed with a slight malt taste. The finish was very dry and didn’t feature much lasting bitterness.

Overall, a nice offering from Epic and one that I would try again. However, it is a bit pricey for a 16.9 ounce bottle, running around $9 for a single bottle. The price is a factor in this one, which is why it only gets 3 out of 5 bottle caps from me. But try it for yourself.

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5 Responses to “Epic Armageddon IPA”

  1. theolesarge September 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM #

    Where is this beer in Louisiana???

    • The Ale Runner September 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

      I’ve found it at Calandro’s and Whole Foods in Baton Rouge. I’m sure it’s also available in New Orleans.

      • theolesarge September 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

        Thanks! I’ll look for it!

      • theolesarge September 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM #

        Have you ever come across anything from The Epic Brewing company in Salt Lake City, UT?

      • The Ale Runner September 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM #

        I haven’t seen it in Louisiana, but I recall seeing some of their offerings in Colorado when I was there a few months ago. Didn’t get the opportunity to try any, however.

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