Bule (865) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a golden color with a small amount of head. Citrus and hop flavors. The hops linger on on more of an English hop profile.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at uber. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a dense and creamy white head. Lots of sheeting lace. Rich pine and darkly toasted caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and heavily resinous pine on the mid palate. Loooong resiny finish, almost shampoo like.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cooper’s blind tasting: Golden tan, decent head. Reserved hop nose. Nice pineapply bursts. The body however is tannic, off-note hops, and fusels. Disappointing and out of control.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RBJG#2. Pours a clear light amber. Very sweet with a light bitterness. Very fruity with aromas of Belgian yeast and some citric hops notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter to dry finish.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours golden with an off-white head.Aroma of grapefruit,malt, some citrus and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and floral with osme alcohol wamth and bitterness.Medium to full body, avverage carbonation.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Sweet malt hops citrus aroma. Flavour is floral, herb, citrus.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrus flavors floral with some dank. Caramel notes some pale malt sweetness. Golden orange pour great head and lace. Flavors of fruity citrus lighter fruits herbal and floral hops. Caramel sweetness some pale malt notes as well. A very clean imperial ipa. Well done.
Idiosynkrasie (4096) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle [Release #18, 8.8%abv as per label]. Hazy golden colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy hop aroma, notes of grapefruit and pineapple, a herbal touch. Taste is citrusy bitter hoppy, minimally to moderately sweet malty counterweight, notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Very nice.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid, all round DIPA, although back to back against the high water DIPA this was a distant second. Light body for the stylee, lots of PNW hops and a sweet finish with more hops. Decent.
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beer that gets much better as it goes Long. It doesn’t seem all that hoppy in taste right away, though the aroma is intense from the start. As it grows, it gives a great hop bite. This and the imperial stout are my two favorite of all the epics.