Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
You really have my curiosity peaked. Unfortunately, my merchant (yes, I have my own, personel beer merchant
) didn't have any Hop Zombie. So now it's become a mission to locate and consume this elusive brew.
As far as I know, its only local distribution. Sorry mate. There is one beer i tasted recently that is a very good poor man's version of it.
8 Wired Hopwired IPA: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/8-wired...ed-ipa/114480/
I can tell they are using a hop/malt profile that is pretty close to Hop Zombie. Not quite in the same league, but a very good beer nonetheless. If you want to see what NZ IPAs are all about, this is a good example.
Known distribution: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/distribution/114480/
If Hop Zombie is beer of the highest order, 8 Wired Hopwired is beer of the next highest order.