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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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So much beer with so little flavour. Conntemplating the blue pill? Wait! A new pony with a kick-ass facial horn. Power to neutralise poison from the faceless industrial brewing complex. No more green bottles, just green hops. No virgins needed to tame this. May contain traces of Alicorn.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (920) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Appears clear dark amber/copper in the glass with medium sized white head. Notes of oranges, pine-needles, grapefruit and caramel malts on the nose and this is reflected on the tongue with a bittersweet flavour profile without being whacked over by the hops. Palate is slick and medium bodied with correct carbonation and decent hop bitterness to the finish. Another fine brew from Epic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1610) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2013
As soon as the lid was off there was a vapour trail of green chlorophyll and hops straight up the nose. The beer itself looks coppery amber with a skim of off-white head. Closer inspection reveals tangelo, orange peel, sweet juicy tropical fruit. As a one-trick pony it is a pretty good trick. The favour is mostly the same with a slightly prickly mouthfeel and some citrussy oil and a nice twinge of bitterness, although the bitterness isn’t Epic-enormous as I was expecting. Lush and likeable, a bubbly redhead in a summer dress. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Good lychee/rambutan just a hint of pale malt, good balance, light body for style and quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
500 ml bottle. Deep amber with small orange head. Aroma of caramel, dark sugars, flower, hints of citrus and loads of pine and resin. Taste is low to medium sweet and nicely balanced. The malt has some woody notes to it, and it finishes very resinous that leaves an oily impression.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a clear deep golden with a small white head. Nose is very tropical fruit driven with light caramel sweetness and resinous. Taste is more of the tropical fruit hoppiness. Tough of caramel and toffee malt backing. Lovely mouthfeel. Not overly sweet which makes for awesome drinkability. Great ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Archive a Beer Boutique June 2013. Poured with a big thick head of foam. Citrus and floral notes with a resinous, almost sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (449) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Yet another great beer from Epic (aptly named). This single hop IPA is just asking to be compared to their blended hop Zythos. While I’m sure I’ll eventually prefer one over the other I’m happy to keep an open mind and draining glasses of both!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2013
perhaps a little simple but still excellent, good citrus and hop bitterness with plenty of nice sweet malt to back it up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Flaska från SBs BS okt 2013. Bärnstensfärg som drar åt rött, klar, lågt skum. Typisk mosaicdoft och smak. Övermogna jordgubbar, välmogen ananas, persika och mango, jordig, mättad sötma, toffee och lite kryddor som kanel och torkad ingefära i bakgrunden. Medelstor beska. En av de humlesorter som funkat bra på egen hand och Epics single hop är inget undantag. Riktigt gott.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
Mmm, simple. Not something that I’d often say about an Epic beer, but this one is simple. Clean, bright, fresh, consistent flavour throughout. Pours deep copper with a thin white head, the foam dissolving quickly with a great big lemon and pine hop explosion. In the mouth the lemon flavour comes along even stronger; there’s a sweetness that carries the hoppiness deliciously down to a rough moreish aftertaste. This has quickly become one of my favourite hop monsters.


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