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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Imagine a world without flavour. Itíd be almost as bad as a world without beer. Well youíre in luck. This lager is literally bursting with hop-fueled taste. Itís been created by people inspired and obsessed with keeping the flame alive. Enjoy our handiwork.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2010
An odd one, this one. Likely brewed as a lager to introduce New Zealandís infamously unadventurous beer drinking public to something with a bit more character. But its also from Epic; who love their hops. So you end up with a light lager mouthfeel and sweetness but a rough hop edge. The flavours donít quite meld unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2009
Good carbonation nice head on top a gold pour aroma fruity hops some floral pine flavour citrus passionfruit grapefruit piney bitter is citrus taste resinous beer fizzy malt sweetness finish hop goodness nice bitter/sweet lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Pale yellow body with a mainly lasting head. Some passionfruit on the aroma along with some floury notes. Noticeable hop taste but dont dominate, low to medium body, light carbonation, light bitterness. I was probably expecting a little more from this Epic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Golden pour with a small, short-lived head. Aromas show a fair bit of NZ hops, with passionfruit, clean sweet malt, some spicy hops. Light, but pleasant. Flavours show some grassy and passionfruit-like hops, slightly grainy and bready malt, and a dry bitter finish. Light body, but the carbonation is on the high side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle. Bright, clear golden pour with a large fluffy white head that lasts ages and leaves a lot of lace. Nose is both hoppy and malty with notes of citrus, pine, grass and caramel. Flavour is more malty but is otherwise the same as the aroma. Very well balanced with plenty of lively carbonation and a nice dry, bitter finish. One of the best lagers Iíve had in a while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
Possibly a bit funky/vegetal on the initial nosing, then citrus and a whiff of banana. Enduring fluffy white head. First taste was dry with roast barley, coconut rough and golden syrup. Cleansing with a lovely lingering hop character - a twist of bitterness and citrus and the end. Inviting. This beer was described by the brewer as a gateway for New Zealand palettes into the Epic Pale Ale. It uses German/Czech pilsener malt and hops. This beer was brewed out of a brewing philosophy rather than as an outright assault on a tired mainstream market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2009
Looks gorgeous in the glass, yellow golden colour and head shows a lovely persistancy. Classic noble hop nose and toffee malt. Vaguely astringent in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours pale golden lemon with a nice white head. Nose is very inviting! Grassy, herbacious and citrussy all at the same time. Nelson Sauvin i assume? Palate translates beautifully, spicy, grassy, herbacious, citrussy with some underlying biscuity, grainy malt playing nothing more than a supporting role. Carbonation and palate weight is bang on, so damn good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Draught. Pours golden with a lively white head. Malt, cut grass and citrus. Good hoppiness for a lager. Thin-medium bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and bitter finish. A refreshing beer. Itís great to find well crafted lagers out here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
Pous a bright golden yellow with a densely frothy thick white head showing excellent retention and decent lacing. Nice perfumey fruity hop character along with clean pale malts, perfectly balanced and in generous proportion make this one of the best lagers Iíve tried in a long time. Nicely nuanced flavour, really really good.

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