buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Russet brown with a quickly fading head. Big wafts of lemon and pine needles from the hop. Oddly light, and sweet, when first in the mouth, but quickly moves to a full resiny hop sensation. Itís big and smooth, nice malt here filling in the gaps under the hops, which are almost - but not quite - hitting the sort of flavours Iíve had from Yakima hops. Not bad, but not great either. Somethingís not quite gelling here for me; the hops are bit too resiny rather than flavourful, and the malt means itís a bit lingeringly oily on the palate. But I think Iíll try it again, just to make sure...
varanid99 (411) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold - copper pour with pale orange head which quickly disappears (like soft drink). Aroma is pine, lime marmalade, toffee. Taste is slightly burnt caramel, lime, grapefruit, fairly strong bitterness which persists with the citrus taste.
beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another great beer from Epic (aptly named). This blended hop IPA is just asking to be compared to their single hop Mosaic. While Iím sure Iíll eventually prefer one over the other Iím happy to keep an open mind and draining glasses of both!
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber. Aroma is actually quite chewy. Thereís some light fruity character, accented towards tropical fruit. On the palate, it is lighter, with brighter hops, albeit with a lot if crystal still messing with it.
ComradeK (908) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. The aroma has some nutty malt, along with some almost charry toast and pine resin and preserved lemon hops notes. Sappy herbal and pine hops up front offer a hint of pineapple leading into nutty, toasty malt in the mid-palate. A touch of preserved lemon mixes well with toasty malt in the finish. A nice IPA, with some slightly unusual hops flavours to help it stand out a little.
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe itís not fresh, but this is a nice beer but pretty subdued, a little timid even. Nice enough but not outstanding
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is deceiving, it both looks great and smells amazing, however, it is all downhill from there. A rather insipid offering with no real punch for an IPA.
Such a shame!
bmeup (498) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery orange, minimal head. Malty citrus aroma. Really hopy bitter taste with lots of resin in the palate. Not overly impressed with this. Fresh stock, best before 18.6.2013. Would interested in other reviews from this batch.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of grapefruit, floral hops and pine. Taste has caramel malts coming through combining well with the grapefruit and tropical lychee like flavours. All about the grapefruit bitterness in this one! Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, rambling hops on the nose and mouth - lots of luplin. Tons of citrus pine hops. Very little body really gives this no balance and almost threatens to unseat my enjoyment of this brew. Still itís good for all your hop needs.
Cantabrian (742) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this beer side by side with Armaggedon, from the same brewery. This Zythos had a richer, sweeter, grape aroma, that stirs my interest in these very hoppy IPA. Appearance was just copperish, translucent, not too atractive. And the taste was not much more interesting. Lacking complexity and just with that announced bitter hoppiness, it was less than interesting. Disappointing, unless youíre a practicing hophead.