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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BungEye (24) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
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). Itís become a kiwi classic, I just donít get it with nearly all the other Epic beers running rings around it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (508) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
330mL bottle from Plonk. Darkish-amber, fantastic pine/grapefruit/floral hop aroma and flavour. One of the best APAs Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (305) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2013
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 Iím 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, Iíd only need to save up for a fortnight to do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (352) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfbaked (48) - - FEB 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madquacker (1040) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Malty, bubbly head with lots of hops aromas. Beautiful beer and first of NZ Sth Island trip. A fine start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2951) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
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.

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