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RATINGS: 107   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1376) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Just a damn pretty APA, great color and excellent head and lacing. Nose is a whiff of slightly floral, citric hops and indications of a very strong biscuity malt background. The taste opens with a light amount of the indicated citrus hoppiness but leans much more heavily towards an herbal characteristic strangely reminiscent of Saison du Buff. Finish is strong biscuit/cracker malt. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle: pours a hazy copper color with a nice sticky white head. The nose is full and citrusy with some nice caramel notes. The flavor is hop forward with some light nice citrus qualities and an underlying malt base. Balanced finish and a big citrus bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Clear golden ish copper, thin ring of white head. The nose smells very íGermaní with some mildly earthy biscuit and toast, with a subdued but very present grassy hop tone. Flavor starts with some toffee and strong leafy/grassy hop tones, a bit of marzen flavors, biscuit, leafy bitterness, and lots of lagered toast flavors. Interesting. And delightful!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2011
22oz Bottle Thanks to Sam. Pours out a rich golden topped with a small cream head. Aroma was of citrus hops, caramel malts, and a little floral. Taste was more of the citrus and sweetness. I have to say Epic is putting together some really good APAís.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Shiny penny pour with a thick bubbly ivory head that clung tightly to the inside of the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, peppery spice, buttermilk biscuit, with a tropical influence. Flavor is similar with pine and spicy notes...another good one by Epic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle from Epic. Pours a warm orange color with an off-white head. Smells and tastes of orange zest, bitter hops, salt, and malt. Balanced and easy drinking. Great for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2011
bomber 8/18/11. orange color with a white head. a+f are spicy, earthy, orange/citrus, dirt, grass and herbaceousness. dry crisp and crazy sessionable. 7/3/7/4/16+

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle from a trade with dmac. Pours slightly hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Floral and grassy hop aromas with some grainy malts. Lightly sweet malt flavor with some grassy hops. Medium body with average carbonation. A decent APA. Thanks Dave.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, light resinous pine and citrus. Medium body. Finishes strong with slight resin and grapefruit rind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4392) - 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.


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