bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a brilliant golden orange with a dense white head. Super fresh hop aromas. They dominate completely with some fruit salad and a little pine coming through. Cant get over how fresh this aromas is. Like sticking you head in a bag of hop flowers. Really nice. Initially some sweet light malt before an assertive resiny bitter hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. A little one sided but a great beer. Makes me a feel a little old though as I can remember buying lots of flying nun albums
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear golden with good big white head. Lovely hop aroma - floral and citrus - with hints of peppery spice. Light body, well carbonated. Sweet and citrusy start with a good long bitter finish. Lots of hop flavours but with nice level of bitterness. Overall a very nice well hopped ale.
Ingevara (785) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange. Average head. Citrusy fragrance. Low maltiness but very emphasized on the hops. No balance there, really. Long aftertaste of grapefruit and grass.
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For me this beers strongest point is the nose which is dominated by hoppy goodness. Little subdued taste wise, and not a punchy hop style that Epic is famous for.
Brenhophead (531) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Pours a light golden hue with a quickly fading head and a wonderful floral/citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Backs the aroma up with a nice citrus flavour although it seems to be overpowered by the bitterness. I had high hopes for this beer although i was a little disappointed.
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crystal clear pale gold under a puffy white head. Great lacing. Light fresh bread & biscuit malt, lots of floral hops, plenty of passionfruit, pine and citrus characters. Nice bitterness with a hint of white pepper. Very appealing bitter resinous hops that linger on the palate. Most enjoyable APA.
Wombata (365) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Earthy, piney, and floral hops
Palate: Medium bodied and filling.
Flavor: Well-integrated flavors of earthy hop and malt. Firm, lingering bitterness on the finish (British style or NZ style? I know it’s styled an "APA," but it doesn’t finish like any American one that I know of).
Comments: Very tasty medium bodied ale with well-chosen hops. The flavors had really come together well on this one-time bottle.
Brodies_Best (233) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle picked up at New World in Wellington. Pours light golden with fluffy white head. Huge hop aroma with citrus undertone. Bitter yet smooth. Grapefruit aftertaste, dry and not too acidic. Very drinkable.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was a tad disappointed with this ale. I guess Epic and Flying Nun weren’t wanting something too "out there" for the people buying a craft ale for the first time because of the musical association, but I would’ve liked a bit more of Epic’s noted hoppiness. Pale brown in colour, rapidly fading head, aroa of a bit of hop, a bit of citrus, watery in the mouth, no great aftertaste or anything to really stick in the memory. Fairly bland, to be honest.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a celebratory ale produced to mark the 30th anniversary of flying nun records. This is perfectly good beer. This pours a golden cloudy colour. I stumbled across this whilst I was in Wellington. This came in a 500ml bottle.
Nice hoppy taste.