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)
corby112 (2736) - 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 isnít 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 doesnít 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 (743) - 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 (117) - 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: itís bitter, piney, but has that Belgian yeast with the orange and coriander. Itís exotic and different, and infinitely better than any Belgian/IPA I have tried.
mbgrayson (650) - 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....
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy, deep gold/orange body with a big, frothy off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of orange, citrus, lemon, spice, light clove, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Starts sweet, finishes with spice and bitterness.
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly cloudy golden with a thin foamy and very Lacey white cap. Lovely aroma of fresh cut grass and slightly fruity Belgian yeast esters, and a touch of tangerine. Lovely flavor, just lovely, with flavors of grassy leafy hops, clean pale malt, a bit of floral resiny flavors with low bitterness, maybe a touch of dandelion, and finishes dry and slightly dusty and estery. Very delightful.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the American Craft Beer Experience. Epic brainless IPA is a cloudy honey gold with a foamy light beige head. A nice bready funky. Belgian aroma, medium bodied and damn smooth. The taste is clean belgian yeast with some hoppy bite. Great.
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Epic Brewing in Denver. Pours a hazy golden orange colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, slight spice, and Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet throughout but balanced by a nice lingering bitterness. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and well carbonated. Overall a really unique and good IPA.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/13/15. From bottle. Hazy light amber. Belgian yeast, pine, tropical fruit. Bitter flavors, caramel, hops, citrus leading to a dry finish.
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a thick, bubbly, frothy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, nutty malt, light resin, light pine, caramel, light yeast and banana. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, grapefruit, caramel, and light resin light yeast, light banana.