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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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You can only drink so many beers in a lifetime, so you better make each one count. Thatís where we can help. Because at Epic weíre obsessed with creating big hop-fuelled beers. This takes a shed-load of skill. It also takes a shed-load of hops. In fact there are 15 crammed into this bottle. Many brewers would call that insane. We call it flavour.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle at home. Amber orange with a white head. Good body and smooth carbonation. Juicey malt and refreshing piney citrus hops. The best beer that Iíve tried from down under.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boogey (2) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2009 does not count
bottled and on tap. great citrusy hoppy flavour. palate is quite hoppy but on the dry side. clean bitter finish -perfect for summer and warm winters! well done Luke!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2009
On tap and from bottle. A deep amber-orange. Has a wonderful citrusy aroma and flavour. orange peel hop dominates. one of my favourite brews and one of the first NZ craft beers I ever tried. I call it "my old friend whom I donít visit often enough", because I am constantly passing over it in favour of something I havenít tried before.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 20, 2009 Bottle at The Spotify tasting. Yes, certainly hoppier than on cask, but it then lacks a bit of body too. Yes it is hoppy and enjoyably but still not living up to its hype. Touch of rose petal flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2009
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Golden with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, grass and pine. The flavour is malt, grapefruit and pine. Good hop bitterness with a slight sweet finish. I enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
Big bottle. Pours a dark 18k-golden yellow with a big rocky white head. The aroma is all hops: zesty citrus, perfumey conifer resin. Very hoppy palate, malts are straw-like, reedy. Finish is long and bitter. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Pours golden orange with a nice off white head. Nose is absolutely dominated by piney, resinous hops. Palate is much the same with support from some light malt and citrus fruit. Finish is long with medium/high bitterness. This is awesome!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Orange marmalade and resin on the nose. Rich amber colour. Tasty, everything the nose promises and more, clean bitter finish invites another sip. 2 litre rigger from Regionals

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to the brewer via Bob had at home. Alround rating: Massive hop aroma, citrusy, lychee, pine, pineapple, small hints of caramal body backing it up. Taste is giving me everythign i want from an american pale ale, massivly drinkable citrusy pine up. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 Nicely crafted APA. The usual suspects (in the good way) on the nose and taste for the the style and very well balanced. Strong US hop aroma and flavor. One of the best pale ales on the NZ market.


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