marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours copper with an attractive beige head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a powerfully bitter Waimea hop finish. Very malty for an IPA.
beer-yum (252) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable beer on its own - but not up to the usual Epic standard of excellence. Try one of their many other excellent brews instead...
jookos (1325) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber clear. Sweety caramel, raisin-like, malts and almost vinous tones on nose. Body bitter, dry. candi- sugar flavours, there"s so much of that caramel. I have no idea where the nz hops have gone, but clearly there’s none here. Sucks, as I ended up paying almost 20e for a single bottle. This is a belgian strong.
canary dog (623) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper. Very little head. Strange nose that is difficult to identify, but not something one would associate with this style. Heavy and smooth malts give this beer more than a backbone-- as beer warms the malts become stronger and almost harsh. I’m having trouble identifying the variety of hops used. Heavy on the malt and light on the hops. This is definitely not a craft-brewed American IPA! Strange overall profile and I can’t say I like this beer.
Lupulucid (175) - - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops may have been fading in the bottle I tried. There was a distinct lack of character and bitterness was just beginning to dominate in the way that it does when hops are giving up the ghost. If so, I would like to try this beer fresh. There were some nice hints of orange peel and perhaps grapefruit lurking but in its present state this was lackluster.
kaser (1789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coors golden. Not much had white slightly fluffy. I'm gay. China's turn any like I'm really gay your mom. I don't. Now I'm in a vagina.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours with a clear copper body with thin gold edges and supporting a thin white head. The aroma has a sliver of mango heading quickly into firm pine and then a bit of lime and toasted biscuit. The taste starts with pine sap bitter hoppiness and sliding into sweet malts to slightly biscuit like malts. In between the malts and firm pine hops are grapefruit and orange peel citrus as well as a light touch of floral hops. Pretty darn nice IPA.
wlajwl (3340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, pine, malts and spices. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, biscuit malts, slight sweetness and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A toasted, malty, hoppy and bitter golden IPA. A solid beer.
How: Bottle consumed the day of purchase, as fresh as possible for a New-Zealand beer purchased in North-America.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a very small off-white head.
In long: Nose is basic dried citrus fruits, toasted barley. Taste is polished toasted malts, dried hay, a bit of honey and caramel, dry crusty bread, dried yellowed grass, a blend of fresh and dried citrus fruits, some exotic fruity flavors (yuzu or some other citrus-ish fruits). Medium bitterness. Sweet but not too sweet, bitter but not too bitter, a well balanced tasty beer. The toasted sensation is quite strong and that helps creating a certain dryness. This beer is as clean as clean can be. Nothing against this New Zealand India Pale Ale, it is actually pretty good, but a public transport acronym for No Zebra Intercourse Permitted Aboard would have been pretty awesome, thanks Epic for wasting a perfectly good acronym.
boozedude (1493) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amberish pour with white head.kinda a crappy akward arome... Bitter metaccli taste with hopps sme citrus.. Had higher expectations for this one..