marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corti Brothers, Sacramento. Pours yellow with a fluffy off-white head and a banana and toffee aroma. There is a hearty, slightly harsh pale malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of lemon and citrus hops, sweet grainy and cracker malts, and some floral hops.
T - Starts off with grainy and cracker malts with some lemon and citrus hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some pine and floral come through with some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of bready and grainy malts with some lemon, citrus, and piney hops and some bitterness and lager esters.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a grainy and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice imperial pilsner with good overall malt and hop balance.
ciaranc (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A strange beer this, promise of a big hoppy pils descends into burning alcohol, phenolic, band aids with an unpleasant bitter after taste. Not sure if my 500ml bottle is off or what
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of diesel fuel, plastic, pears.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Phew. They tried to cover up the nasty fusels and phenols with a lot of hops, but the flaws still shine through! Horrible aftertaste. Strike three from Epic, the worst one I’ve had yet.
bhensonb (10212) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Pangaea. Pours gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is mildly bready with citrus and grass. Med body. Flavor is fairly bready with a lot of noble hop spice. It’s pretty happy. Definitely bitter, and drinks nicely.
Atheist_Peace (873) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden pour with white head that doesn’t really last. Smells of marshmallow, citrusy hops. Light on the palate with a big hoppiness that seems oddly out of place. Fairly bitter but so very light in body. Burns a little. An interesting attempt.
Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear colour, golden colour. aromas are tropical fruit, some hoppy note, very nice considering it’s a pils. somewhat nutty and malted. big bitter notes, very boozy burn, dry hopped bitterness flavour, which i find weird. finishes slightly malted. it is almost salty!. strange but interesting.
bmeup (498) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour and tight white head. Grassy, citrus and sweet berry aromas. Some grain and herbal character. Quite bitter, heavy and full bodied with a boozy lengthy finish.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour small head carbonation weak aromas citrus stone sweetness of malt flavours crisp medium bitter citrus peach sweet caramel tastes like an imperial pils aftertastes hoppy fruit tropical sweet malt lasting bitter crispness bit light though
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Clear straw pour with a small white head. Aroma picks up subtle herbacious and floral hops with an underlying shortbread tone. Quite biscuity in the taste. The same herbal and floral hoppage comes across. Everything is quite subtle but it all works well together for some high drinkability. A little grainy on the palate with a lengthy nutty bitterness to finish. A touch boozy. Not bad but was expecting a lot more from Epic