Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a red hue. Nice head initially but soon collapses. Fruity tropical aroma. Rich spicy hop and juicy malts. A hint of caramel there and roasty notes. Finishes long hoppy bitter, overall a good beer.
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the High Country Motel in Cooke City MT. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Malty nose. Smooth, attenuated hops. Nice flavor.
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great example of the antipodean take on the style. Nice ’hoppy’ start with the required ’body’ to balance it afterwards. The only problem is that Epic do many other brews and most are even better (if that could be called a problem).
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
it’s kinda good but nothing in comparison to other epic beers, blandish hops without much malt body. okay.
AndyW68 (1035) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber pour with a white head and descent lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is citrus, less pine and a little sour and bitter. Pretty complex. Can’t really make out the hop cobination other than maybe cascade, centinal and/or golding. But there is more to it. Nice beer.
BungEye (20) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not an unpleasant beer per se. Just not overly well balanced. Typically lovely NZ PA aroma of citrus fruit. Amber with white lasting head. Overly bitter, without the malty body to back it up. A one beer, beer (not sessionable). It’s become a kiwi classic, I just don’t get it with nearly all the other Epic beers running rings around it.
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brew on Quay. Serve a deep copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of some pine and citrus with a bit of malt sweetness and fresh grain. Taste of citrus and mild malt sweetnbess with a bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp, somewhat creamy with a rich flavor. Nicely balanced. Very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.
ShaneJ (493) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle from Plonk. Darkish-amber, fantastic pine/grapefruit/floral hop aroma and flavour. One of the best APAs I’ve had.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Spice and grapefruit aroma with pine. Pine and spice flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Pine and spice lingers with grapefruit and light malt.
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Re-rate: I was a tad harsh on this before, I found all the previous bottles to be very timid in aroma and taste. The bottle I’m drinking right now is much better. Everything is a lot fresher and zingier. I could session this all night and for $5.99 a 500ml bottle, I’d only need to save up for a fortnight to do it.