changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Gription79. This pours a rusty gold color with a thick off-white head. A thin layer mostly sticks around on top yielding tiny spots of lacing. Fairly malty in the aroma; bread and some caramel, that mix with fruity hops. Very quaffable; flavor is rather toasty, with doughy bread flavor, caramel, and grain. A little heavy on the malt side for me but itís moderately hopped as well with resin and some light lemon. The finish is fairly dry with crisp bitterness. This isnít nearly as good as the Hopulent IPA from Epic I had the other day but itís still solid enough.
mansquito (3873) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Market, DC 650ml ($5): Pours a goldenish color with a not so substantial head. Grapefruit and piny hops, with a small malt backbone. Taste is the rez, a little bit of gumminess. Moderate amount of hoppiness. Slightly sweet in the back. Aftertaste continues through the end. Some flowers and stuff like that. Pretty good, and not quite like other IPAs, so that is a good thing.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is pretty strong from the caramel malts, with a hint of the citrus hops. Flavor is of citrus and floral hops with some caramel malts. Watered down and no lingering flavor.
blipp (6553) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow amber with an off white head. Lemony and floral hoppy aroma, with peppery notes and pale malts. The flavor is well balanced, with lemony hops, floral and light piney notes, and pale crackery malts. Good stuff.
keepersj12 (2834) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a strange brew for me. It poured a hazy amber with a lacing white head. The aroma was sweet with what seemed like Belgian yeast and also a little funky. The flavor had a bit of the Belgian and a lot of pepper. The bitterness kicks in but without any real character, just bitter. The finish is extremely dry and crisp. On the fence with this one.
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, minimal off white head. Little lacing. Zesty, peppery, fruity aroma, but its a bit weak.. Mild sweet/bitter taste. Brief aftertaste, maybe a bit too carbonated, or a bit too tingly. The price point was a plus - more 22oz bottles should be sold for 4$ or less.
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft (guest)
To introduce Epic to the state of Ohio they tapped a few beers at Lizardville. Not needing much of an excuse to visit I dropped by to see what they had to offer. From affordable daily drinkers to limited edition specialties they seem to have it all. Hereís to hoping that they can keep up the quality while continuing to grow at the same pace.
Aroma and appearance - The generous stark white head was as pure as freshly fallen flakes of snow in the dead of winter. A polished copper body underneath was hardly exotic but mostly what you expect from an IPA. Carbonated and lively it sparkled in the dim lights. Grassy hops keep it simple and effective. Bright sweet aspects tickle the senses.
Flavor and palate - Wheat, hops, and lemongrass are smooth on the palate. Delicate and light this goes down without a fight. Along the way a little sticks to the back of the throat. Not completely forgettable the experience is ideal for a daily drinker priced at the low end of the spectrum. If I didnít have a plethora of other local options this would be right up there.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap atbuckeye, itís a solid brew with good hop profile and solid taste smooth finish... Nice job Epic
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy lemonrind yellow with one finger of off white head.Nose is very citrusy and grassy. Nice fresh dry hopped character, light sweetness and zesty character. Flavorís not so hot. Grassy and resinous with a prominent citrus rind bitterness and dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big orange golden with a frothy, lively white head. Resinous, grassy nose, some pine, a little funky citrus. Tropical, grassy hop flavor. A tad bitter in the finish. Solid IPA.