notalush (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Denver - a pretty abrasive, garlicky, soapy, bitter beer, even for the style - underlying, clean sweetness tries to balance, but it’s really the hop flavor, not the bitterness, that makes this hard to enjoy - Epic seems to most often favor hop profiles that impart a lot of sprouted garlic and other off flavors - Some of their hoppy beers I like, but many I do not - this is one of the later.
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral and citrus smell and the mouth feel is sharp, but it hits on the borders of your tongue and taste a lot like the smell. Doesn’t taste boozey at all.
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at denver taphouse. Pours a clear goldenrod color. Aroma is piney grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, resiny hops, not too syrupy, but the booze lurks ominously.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bomber,(not sure of the release #) poured to snifters showing a clear, orangey amber color, with a light, bubbly layer of film on presentation, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was alcohol presence, plus citrus, pit fruit, and piney resin. Ditto on the taste, with a medium body, soft carbonation, warming to boozy alcohol, strong, earthy & rindy hop bitterness, and a sharp, lingering & finishing astringency that didn’t produce a huge fan.
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly light golden color with a medium head. Aroma is light citrus with malts and a hefty amount of hops. Flavor is mostly roasted malt and intense hops. Warm in character. Palate is malt with a distinct hop finish that dissipates fast. Warm roasted finish.
mitch2013 (1) - - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
piney nose with some citrus, nice head retention, good lacing, cloudy appearance, very well balanced, alcohol well hidden, would actively look for this again!
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grain silo smell, horrendous. The flavor is better. It is pretty acidic, large malt backing, citrus, pine, lingering medium bitterness. Thick and boozy palate. Not a bad flavor but not a good beer.
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hops - citrus/floral. Pours a cloudy golden copper with a frothy white head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. Very Good.
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount (Release #29, 9.3%) into my NBB globe glass. Amber and hazy with a sticky, off-white head. Aroma is bitter hops, pine, floral, toasted malts, light citrus and alcohol. Similar flavor, strong and bitter with little malt sweetness. Medium body with a dry, bitter and lingering finish.
swesson (217) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium-light amber. Thick head and substantial lacing. Big hop taste. With all those hops, this beer ends up being a lot more bitter than I was expecting, which took a few points off, but overall a very good ale.
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