pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Gastropub. Dark mahogany with no head. Brings me back to childhood with the smell of 5 cent coke bottles (the jelly kind) that you could buy from the corner 7/11 with a bit of tang and some salt. Definitely an odd duck but because of my fond memories I sorta like it.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark muddy water in color, no head. Nose is almost pumpkin and spice with a real strange funk over top everything else. The flavor is salty (really too much salt) bad barley, odd funky dirty dish rage flavor. I really donít like to insult anybody since I am a real novice home brewer and canít claim to have much skill butÖ.. I have had much better home brews. Sorry this is a drain pour.
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Totally dark caramel beer. smells spicy and oaky.notes of spice but nothing crazy.Very sweet. I do get that lacto tartness and saltiness is totally there but thereís something else about this that just doesnít taste right. Too salty, too spicy and too much resinous acidity. Sorry to the brewery which Iím sure heíll see this review. It just is not a very good beer.
Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at epic Seattle. Pours out a dark gold with no head. Nose is vinegar spice and pumpkin. Taste is salt spice pumpkin sweet a little pucker on the end.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark hazy mahogany no head.
Smell mild amber flavors.
Taste super salty. Bit of lactic funk and bit of pumpkin spices, but for the most part, just salt.
Hard to drink a full size of this, but a three oz pour is ok.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Amber, a little dirty, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Tart wheaty nose, spicy, notes
of pumpkin pie and crust.   Smells good! Not as sweet or spicy on the tongue.   Wheaty, dry, a bit sour.
Probably not supposed to be as sweet or spicy as the nose suggested.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Dry tart
finish, borderline sour.   Wheaty, with very faint pumpkin pie spices.   The yeast, which I dislike, wasnít all
that noticeable making for a better experience.
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber hazy with a thin head. I am sure glad I knew what I was getting. This was a Gose with added flavors. Lots of extra goodies in this beer. .
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with no head. Mild raw pumpkin, fall spice, pie crust aromas. Medium body with very light co2. Big lactic sourness at first gives way to salty, spicy herbal cumin flavors with a dash of pale malt and vegetal pumpkin--typical twisted Epic brew--not bad
CheersMate (1310) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Vibrant, hazy orange body. Smells of sour citrus fruit, with a touch of salt. No head to speak of. Sour citrus body, with a little salt at the end, but completely fucking flat. Disgusting texture. Couldnít have said it better, when someone said "brine", as thatís, pretty much all this is good for. I donít know what the straw is thatís going to break the camelís back at this brewery, but this is the last beer that I will purchase from this brewer, until I see some stellar improvement. Seriously, Iíve been constantly let down by this brewing company, and canít say anything other than the guy is nice, but heís doing horribly, when it comes to brewing.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Elysianís GPBF 2012... Epic Ales doesnít have the best track record in my book, so I took one for the team here with this pour. Honestly, wasnít as horrid as I expected. Poured bright, yellowish-orange with no head. Brine-like mouthfeel and character. Didnít get much pumpkin here, nor salt, but I am guessing the salt contributed to the mouthfeel. Some malt sweetness and spices and earthiness with an awkward tanginess towards the end.