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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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. That’s where we can help. Because at Epic we’re 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.


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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
yeastlove (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
I love hops so was pretty excited to try this at Beervana 08. Not dissapointed, big hop aroma and big hop flavour balanced by toffeeish malts. felt a lil stronger than 5.4% surprised when I saw it was....much better than lt creatures pale I usually drink at home in Aust, well not better I guess.. just hoppier !!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
Have had on tap and in bottles, prefer it on tap personally as it seems more thin bodied out of the bottle. Pours crystal clear with a nice white fluffy head. Big hop aroma with massive citrus notes. Flavour comes through as a fairly hefty bitterness with a slightly dry finish which lingers on the toungue. Goes down exceptionally well in the warm weather.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2009
Wow, hoppy indeed! Aromas are dominated by a citrus rind hop, although some sweet malt, vanilla and floral notes show through. Flavours are of a zesty, grassy hops with grapefruit and a lemon rind bitterness. Finishes dry and zesty. Awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kash (2) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008 does not count
Loved this beer. Meet the brewer Luke at the Auckland Food Show. The beer tasted devine. The hops were amazing and its the closest beer to what I drink at home in Portland, OR. Luke you are a great brewer and I wish you every success in the future. Every Kiwi should try this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutpea (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
Tried on tap, smells divine almost like citrus fruit followed by an almost grainy palate but with good mouth feel and quite bitter in the end

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2008
wow this is amazing- big nose- bigger flavour. cant wait to have it again- shame i only got 1 bottle


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