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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
The head is good, the body brown and a bit cloudy. It smells very ineresting, parfumed-hoppy, hoparomatic, fruity. The taste is hoppy, fruity, parfumed, interesting and intensive, nice and tasty! Overall a interesting, delicious beer from Auckland! 12/13/12/11/-/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3735) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2013
it’s kinda good but nothing in comparison to other epic beers, blandish hops without much malt body. okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BungEye (26) - 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). It’s become a kiwi classic, I just don’t 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 (1580) - 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 (611) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
330mL bottle from Plonk. Darkish-amber, fantastic pine/grapefruit/floral hop aroma and flavour. One of the best APAs I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7051) - 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.

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