ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Epic is new to Washington state as of the past week. Iíve tried them in the past in Utah but glad to see them coming further west. Pours bright golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is lightly spicy hops and mild caramel hops. Taste is bitter hops up front, with notes of pine and grapefruit. Substantial malt body, creamy somewhat thick mouthfeel. Really nice IPA overall. Not as balanced as the best, but quite good. Hard to predict how much traction this will get in the overcrowded PNW IPA market.
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber form Pace High Carryout. Hazy orange pour with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, floral. Tastes are along that line - heavy on the grapefruit with grass, little wheat, caramel, little yeasty. Yeah, like this one.
vandc01 (61) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber with no drink by date.
Aroma - Orange peel dominates the aroma, not my favorite. Other tropical fruits are coming thru, but after the orange.
Appearance - Poured a fingerís worth of creamy eggshell color head. Cloudy golden color. Lots of bubbles coming up from the top.
Taste - Definately lacks an IPA mouthfeel that I like. Too light, not enough mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation - just doesnít have what I am looking for.
Palate - Iight/oil body feel...very thin.
Overall - Glad I tried another Epic brewing beer, this one didnít live up to the last one. OK beer, not great. Would need to seek it out again
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden under a thin foamy white head. Nose is a bit piney and floral, with little else besides a little resinous bitterness. Flavor was the same; light pine, medium resinous bitterness, some leafy and floral hops, and a clean pale malt and kinda piney finish. Just ok.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream head. Citrus and floral aroma. Citrus flavor with light pine and light floral notes. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Citrus and floral lingers.
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear copper amber pour with decent near white head and some sticky lacing. nose of butterscotch and light citrus hops. Flavor is more floral, with a foresty/piney hoppiness and a citrusy twinge that leaves a clean green hop bitterness on the finish. pretty solid ipa.
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ Beachwood BBQ. Slightly hazed orange pour with some soapy white foam. A bit of caramel, lots of floral hops, and plenty of orange. Pretty heavy on the pine, a touch of tea, and some grapefruit peel. Good orange, grapefruit peel, and pine on the palate. A touch of malt sweetness and a nice bitterness on the finish. A bit of herbs and tea. Not bad.
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden yellow. Frothy white head. Lots of pice citrus and caramel on the nose. Flavor follows but is slightly tart. Nice beer.
trapped (757) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich yellow with spongy beige head, floral hops aroma, tastes a bit like lavender, very balanced, low carbonation, slight bitterness at the end, medium finish. A good IPA.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Amber colour with frothy white head. Aroma of orange, hops, pine and sweet malt. Flavours are nice bitter hops, pine, orange, good bitter finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice stuff.