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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made with classic Pacific Northwest Cascade, Centennial, Mt. Hood in the boil and dry hopped with more Cascade hops. Cascade aroma dominates the nose, so be sure to sniff it like a wine snob. Plenty of ultra premium Maris Otter malt and three specialty malts give the beer a nice smooth sailing biscuit like aroma and body, some sweetness, well balanced against 5.8% alcohol by volume.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (720) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber. A balanced brew with citrus and smooth malts. Finish is crisp with light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Golden amber with six fingers of shaving cream on top and thick lacing. Aroma is rather grainy with citrus, caramel and a smidgen of woodsy hops. Taste is nicely balanced with citrus, crystal malt, floral hops and notes of pine. A bit on the sudsy side with a middle of the road bitter finish thatís a bit peppery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, pine resin hops, citrus and slight infection. Medium copper amber hue with a huge off-white head that stuck around and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium/full bodied and fizzy carbonation. Overall an ok Pale Ale but Iím detecting an infected bottle here. There are off aromas and flavors but they remain mostly hidden behind the large hop and malt profile. Way too much carbonation as well. Too bad. Everything else was looking stellar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle at the brewery. Toasted malt, grainy, fruity/floral hop character, clean yeast. A nice easy drinking pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bomber. Sweet malty aroma without much in the way of hop. Hazy gold with a huge, white head. Head overflowed a bit when I poured it, so pretty lively; must be bottle conditioned. Nice lace. Initial impression is that there might be a flaw, or age. Very dry for a pale ale with a fairly good hop zing...especially for an APA. Quite ordinary.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of beige frothy head. Retention is good and moderate amounts of lacing are left. 3.0 S: Bready malts. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of cat piss. 2.0 T: Lots of yeasty breadiness. Not a lot of other flavor aside from a light neutral maltiness. Herbal hoppiness. Light bitterness. Nothing can get through the yeastiness and thus this needs to be cleaner. As it is, it sucks. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but also too chewy. 2.0 D: Not a fan of this. Iím finding out that pale ales need to be filtered for me to enjoy them. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-09-2012 01:36:38

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
really liked this one, very nice balance, another good offering from Epic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered dulled brown-tan. Steady, creamy beige head. This is is really nice. Creamy, subdued carbonation, a solid, well made APA. A touch heavy and lingering in the finish, it lets you know this is a pretty big beer at heart, despite the creamy body. Grassy grapefruit hop tones are steady throughout, adds a spicy balancing bitterness. Caramel, rich malt tones. Solid, respectable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, caramel, and citrus. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, resin, biscuit, and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear yellow color with no foam, bland buttery corn nuts flavor, floral finish


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