bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and caramel aroma with light spice. Lemon and earthy flavor with spice. Medium bodied. Lemon and earth lingers with spice.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Crazy how many new beers Epic keeps pumping out. There always seems to be a new one on the shelf. Handsome amber pour, not too much going on appearance-wise though it looks earthy and inviting enough. Nose was moderately floral and had just the faintest hint of spice to it, with leafy hops coming on as the beer opens up. Mouthfeel was medium, modestly spicy palate. The flavors overall were extremely understated, giving the impression that this is basically a moderately tweaked APA more than anything else. Certainly not too much rye that I can taste. Okay.
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: Copper pour with a thin off white head.
aroma is bready, slightly grainy, light caramel sweetness. Light lemony citrus.
Flavour is bready malt, semi-sweet, some woody and light lemony hop, some peppery spice towards the finish.
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a hazy copper with an off white, fluffy head. Aromas of bread and some fruit. It tastes like a nice combination of delicious bread with just enough citrusy hops to make it so it doesn’t overpower itself. Wonderful.
Nuffield (3805) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and clear. Bready, yeasty aroma with some light hopping, floral and slightly fruit. Flavor thins out a bit but is biscuity with a few light spice notes. Easy drinking but not rich. Still, a good value at $3.99.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber pour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops, bready notes. Nice caramel malt up front, citrus hops, wheat crackers, doughy notes.
emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours soft copper amber with a light haze and one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is bread and malt forward, light caramel and uncooked bread dough. Biscuity. Herbal. Extremely biscuity/bready flavor with a light malt sweetness and herbal hop feel. Light carbonation and medium body.
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a cream head. nose is rye, sweet, and malty. easy on the palate, faint hops, rye, and light spices.
BVery (7884) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a nice frothy head. Aroma of rye, mild dark fruit, and some spice. Medium palate. Taste is malty, rye, with hints of dark fruit. Decent.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Pours a hazy almost murky amber with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rye, citrus, apple, yeast and floral notes. The taste is floral notes, citrus and rye. Medium-full bodied.