lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
one trick pony, it says. indeed, it is very similar to a lot of their other efforts, with piney hops and a little bit of citrus to kick. but itís a good trick.
Jimthechap (1650) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís a good looking beer this one. Rosy amber colour with a good finger of white head... and who doesnít like a good finger?
Excellent lace down the side of the glass as the head subsided. A good snort of aroma reveals carbolic soap, green grassy hops, chlorophyll, herbaceous loveliness. It looks, good. It smells good. Yes, it tastes good. Classic IPA autumn fruit maltiness, lime and lemon marmalade citrus. It isnít as frighteningly obtuse as many Epic beers, but believe me, if you had a pint of this put in front of you, youíd happily drink it. And so would I. And another.
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to go wrong with Epic. Donít be put off by the mention of onions on the label; it all works well, delivering a clean and zingy easy-drinking IPA. An interesting hop that Iíd never heard of and wouldnít hesitate to have again.
sm89walt (1755) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg - Brothers Bar, Auckland. A rich golden amber coloured been that poured with a small and lasting lacy off-white head. Wow, what an aroma. So fresh, bright and full of clean zippy citric and tropical fruit hops. Super clean in the mouth with a pleasant balance of pale malt body and resinous, grapefruity hops. Medium-ish body, soft to medium carbonation, firm mouthfeel and a lingering finish with modest bite. Damn fine stuff.
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More an easy drinker IPA than the hop monsters that Luke is famous for, which I think is going to disappoint many of his followers. Drinks fine and may help introduce people on the road to being a hophead but alas for me...
beer-yum (470) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Yet another great beer from Epic (aptly named). This single hop IPA is just asking to be compared to their blended hop Zythos. While Iím sure Iíll eventually prefer one over the other Iím happy to keep an open mind and draining glasses of both!