ShaneJ (499) - 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 (6851) - 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.
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A floral sensation hit to the nose, with a dash of fruitiness. Clear golden honey in appearance. Lovely light bitter sweet taste that stays on till the very end. Light in the glass yet lively carbonation in the mouth. Crafty with Epic proportions!
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Hoppy nose with strong floral hints and a touch of resin. A sweet taste with smooth carbonation and a balanced malt presence. Mild bitter finish that has you reaching for more.
halfbaked (48) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant floral hop aroma with some resin. Hops are balanced by some biscuity malt. Aftertaste is quite sweet with some caramel, especially as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is dry. Tasty and very drinkable.
madquacker (1034) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, bubbly head with lots of hops aromas. Beautiful beer and first of NZ Sth Island trip. A fine start.
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle in hotel from Auckland supermarket
Clear light chestnut amber with lemon and kiwifruit on the nose. Slightly chalky texture with pithy orange bitterness and oatcake malt flavours.
DrSilverworm (6277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle, from The Party Source. Clear orange color. Thin khaki head. Fizzes away a bit, but some remains. Decent lace. Medium body, smooth carbonation. More dry finish, Light bitter, light sweet. Some citrus, light resin, little grass, some pine. Caramel and toasty malts. Solid balanced pale ale, though kind of malt-forward right now. There’s a reasonable chance that this isn’t as fresh as it should be..
DRummery (5) - Whangarei, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank goodness I can get this beer at the supermarket here in the craft-beer-dry North!! Easy to overlook with all of Epics other "epic" beers, but it really is a great and very drinkable beer. Not so intense that it isn’t refreshing after mowing the lawns, but way above the average bland "lawnmower beer".