Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured apple juicey golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn-like notes with some sweet potatoes when you dig deeper.. some odd tanginess that I couldn’t place as well. The flavor found some green apple tanginess throughout, with sweet potatoes and molasses at the core.. fresh, dank earthy bitterness around (light-moderate).. finished with a clash between the tanginess and earthy sweetness.. odd, but it grew on me a bit. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. interesting, but I’ll take my glutens.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at HopsScotch, 8/31/12
Aroma: The nose of this beer is light fruit, spice and floral notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with no head or lace
Flavor: It has a taste that is fairly mild, it is light sweet, with a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is light, it has a clean and smooth feel, and a decent finish
Overall, I thought that this was a decent beer. It is drinkable, and fine enough, but didn’t do anything for me beyond that.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of grains, sweet potato, molasses, and floral hops with a touch of citrus hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet potato, grains, and a touch of orange and citrus hops. Through the middle, the molasses comes through with some floral hops and a hint of bitterness. The finish is a mix of molasses, sweet potato, grains, and floral hops.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and grainy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really interesting mix of flavors, like the sweet potato, but the balance is actually very good.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma, with light floral hops and a strange almost spicy hint. The flavor is sweet and grainy, with flowery notes, maple sugar and a weird spicy note that must come from the sweet potatoes. Pretty good.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with a small white head that fades fast. Aromas are earthy, starchy, medium hop presence, mild sweetness, fruity esters. Herbal fruity, citrus and a bit of a mild DMS-like note. Flavors are dry, earthy, starchy, vegital, with some floral hops. Quite bitter with a brief duration of flavors. Light acidity, lots of apple like esters, some fermented molasses notes (I brewed a beer a while back with way too much molasses and it produces a distinct sharp note), honey, light orange. Earthy, soil. Lively bubbles, dry and thin. Not the greatest thing ever, but I am glad I don’t have celiac disease.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends, including one with gluten allergies. Clear yellow color, minimal white head. Little loose lace. Lighter carbonation, dry texture. Something acidic to it. Sort of sour taste and texture that makes you think ’cider’, but the aroma is totally potato. Which is interesting, because I like potatoes. Kind of salty, sour taste... Longer aftertaste. My gluten-free friend doesn’t like beer to begin with, so she didn’t care for this either, BUT she did say she’d play beer pong with it! I call that a success! Another friend pointed it out that it had some hefe-like features. I am feeling the vanilla / clove notes... Most didn’t care for it, overall. Typical for a gluten-free beer. 6.9% is an impressive ABV, though.
Gription79 (2134) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. For starters I did not think of this as a traditional beer (barley based). It is very refreshing, easy to drink. This is a tasty beverage. Sour apple, fruity,pear, I think I will have to get more. Great job Epic!
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the brewery. Of course, this is an odd beer. Pours a clear golden color with very little head retention. A sweet lemon and ginger nose. The flavor almost reminds me of a herbal infused cider with apples and light metal, some sweet potato, grains. Very unusual, but drinkable. Better than the sorghum beers I’ve had.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright golden color with light head retention. The nose has some good piney and citrusy notes with hints of gain. The taste reminds me of Grape-Nuts cereal at first then you get a berry tartness that takes over for the most part. The finish is floral and bitter. A medium to light mouthfeel, with a dry spicy aftertaste.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle (Release #1) from the brewery
Appearance: Crystal clear yellow/golden with a very small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Berries, perfume, floral and resin
Taste: Ripe berries, spices and herbal
OK, a unique beer.