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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with classic Pacific Northwest Cascade, Centennial, Mt. Hood in the boil and dry hopped with more Cascade hops. Cascade aroma dominates the nose, so be sure to sniff it like a wine snob. Plenty of ultra premium Maris Otter malt and three specialty malts give the beer a nice smooth sailing biscuit like aroma and body, some sweetness, well balanced against 5.8% alcohol by volume.

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3.5
bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2017
Rating #2640 - 2016.06.27 - Sample at "taproom" - Golden amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet piney, lemony, mild grassiness. Taste is a blast of citrusy sweetness, tempered by a decent punch of hoppy bitterness. Not unbelievably memorable, but a decent APA. Nice.

3
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with a two finger pillowy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass. Surprisingly hop forward for a pale ale with resinous oils, pine and tropical/citrus fruit notes. Subtle malt character with caramel, bread and toffee but smells more like an IPA with hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Medium bodied with a slight creamy texture and some tight carbonation up front. Dry and resinous with bitter, sticky hops dominating the flavor. The citrus from the nose is faint, providing little balance but there is a decent malt backbone. Hints of caramel and toffee but the hop profile is one-dimensional making this beer kind of boring. That being said, it’s not very pale and much hopper than expected. Decent but looks and smells better than it tastes.

2.9
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bomber. Sweet malty aroma without much in the way of hop. Hazy gold with a huge, white head. Head overflowed a bit when I poured it, so pretty lively; must be bottle conditioned. Nice lace. Initial impression is that there might be a flaw, or age. Very dry for a pale ale with a fairly good hop zing...especially for an APA. Quite ordinary.

4
portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy off white head that lingers to a sticky lacing. Aroma is funky hop nose with a earthy grass malt. Taste is very nice balance of herbal hops and sweet caramel malt and subtle bitterness throughout. Palate is medium and creamy with a subtle fizzy carbonation and lasting chaulky dry finish. This is another tasty brew by Epic and will definitly be buying more. Well done!

2.9
Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a white head. It has the aroma of malt and the taste has some pepper overtones

3.8
HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Just a damn pretty APA, great color and excellent head and lacing. Nose is a whiff of slightly floral, citric hops and indications of a very strong biscuity malt background. The taste opens with a light amount of the indicated citrus hoppiness but leans much more heavily towards an herbal characteristic strangely reminiscent of Saison du Buff. Finish is strong biscuit/cracker malt. Good beer.

3.4
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bomber. Pours cloudy orange with a half finger white head. The nose is floral and citrus hops with some bready malts. The taste is citrus, bready malt, light pine in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. OK.

3.9
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
(22oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours a clear copper color with chunky 2 finger off-white head. Leaves some nice, thick lacing behind. The carbonation is quite active. Aroma has some nice fruits (dried apricot?), bread and some perfumey florals. The taste is sweet, but not overdone, with that perfuminess again being noticeable in a pleasant way that balances well with the light bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Finish is bitter. This is a bit different from the other Epic India and pale ales. A little more robust mouthfeel and malt forward. Good beer that drinks like a session beer.

3.6
wchesser (2180) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Think it’s lame Epic renames an existing beer to market to Denver....really you couldn’t come up with something a bit different? Oh well, at least it’s agood beer. Deep orange. Malt and light caramel nose with some orange citrus. Taste is biscuit malt and round palate with balanced bitterness. Nice pale ale.

3.3
peponi (2137) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma: citrus, passiion fruit, mango, caramel. Appearance: golden color, white head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and pine), citrus notes, some caramel and roasted notes, dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Drinkable PA, rather classical variation on PA than APA.


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