EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus/apple fruit; spicy; biscuit/cereal malt; some banana-like yeast character. Sweetish flavor, which comes through more in aftertaste (wonder if they used the Westmalle yeast?). Firm bitterness. (Release #2)
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery. High creamy lasting white head. Hazy dark yellow body. Sweet apple pear aroma. Heavily carbonated dry and bitter fruity caramel lemon grass flavor, long bitter finish.
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber sample at the tapless taproom in SLC. Aroma is rough Belgian yeast, citrus, resin. Medium sweet flavor, yeasty, raw, rustic, moderately bitter. Medium body, nice carbonation. Solid.
commonshawn (1057) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Wurst in Portland. Light orange with medium white head. Citrus funk. Heavy resin hop with the citrus. Sticky and cloying. Full ipa in body and taste. Does the job.
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beauty. Pours a bright golden orange with a huge, sticky white head. Tons of lacing. Fresh and fruity with big citrus and tropical notes. Zesty and big bitterness on the finish. Yum.
drpimento (3173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty much spot on for the style. Has a huge frothy off-white head and lots of lace. Aroma is mainly fresh hops, some malt, and spice. Flavor’s classic Belgian IPA.
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #38 from the brewery watching the National Championship game. Pours a cloudy hold color with a big fluffy white head. Huge aroma of sweet oranges and grapefruit plus some pine. The flavor has some sweet malt balancing the resin bitterness. Nice IPA.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger pillowy white head that very slowly settles into thick, lasting ring. Really good retention with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Dank, floral hop aroma with lots of earthy, resinous pine and hop oils countered by citrus/tropical fruit notes, pale malt and estery light fruit notes. Grassy pine needle followed by orange peel, grapefruit, bread, biscuit, apple, pear and cracker. The Belgian yeast notes are subtle but come out a bit more as it warms. Smells more like a standard American IPA with earthy and sweet hop notes countered by a pale malt backbone.
Medium bodied with a blast of dry, sticky hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes, Belgian yeast and pale malts into a bone dry finish. Earthy, resinous and bitter with lots of dry hop flavor followed by subtle sweetness with some grapefruit and orange peel, however, the citrus/tropical fruit character isn’t as strong as the nose suggests. The Belgian yeast flavors are stronger than they were in the aroma with hints of bread, apple, pear and bubblegum. Sweet malt backbone balances things out with some caramel and toffee sweetness along with bread, biscuit and graham cracker. Subtle heat in the finish but it doesn’t affect the drinkability. Overall, this beer isnt anything out of the ordinary but is a pretty solid offering from Epic. The hop flavors are decent but are slightly one dimensional and overpower the Belgian yeast notes a but too much for me. Still, I enjoyed drinking this and got through the bomber pretty quickly.
hman43 (1196) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden and slightly cloudy with lacing. Aromas of peach, citrus and a bit of floral. Flavors of grapefruit, citrus, peaches and it is Moderately bitter on the palate with high carbonation.
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw with thin head. Aroma is big on the Belgian side: aromas of orange peel, coriander, white pepper, hint of banana; rather bready. Taste is where this experiment starts getting complex: it’s bitter, piney, but has that Belgian yeast with the orange and coriander. It’s exotic and different, and infinitely better than any Belgian/IPA I have tried.
mbgrayson (725) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy gold, with ample and long lasting whitish tan head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste is rich and well blended, slightly sweet in back. It is, as advertised, a Belgian style IPA. It is better than I expected. Thumbs up....