Epic Flying Nun 30 Year Ale

 
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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Formerly brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raise your glass to Flying Nun Records, celebrating 30 years of great music and great friends. Tally Ho!

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3.5
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
Golden orange. Average head. Citrusy fragrance. Low maltiness but very emphasized on the hops. No balance there, really. Long aftertaste of grapefruit and grass.

3.7
mkel07 (6140) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a vibrant golden amber colour that looks quite inviting. There is a solid white head of foam and citrus hop aromas that fill the nose and are quite aromatic. The flavour is quite strong and also has some citrus going on. There is good body and some complexity in this beer and on the palate there is a pineyness that stays for a while. This is another solid effort from Epic and the label is quite catchy.

3.5
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours light and clear orange with a medium, fluffy white head. Loads of bubbles and some ok lacing left around. Nose is all citrus and bready malts. A little one dimensional but pleasing nonetheless. Lots of citrus zest in the taste followed by dry biscuit malts. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Spritzy carbonation. Medium length. Solid pale but not as special as their own pale

3.1
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
Clear golden body with lasting head. Simple but nice hop nose with pleasant bitterness coming through in the taste, citrus and tropical fruit notes.

3.3
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Pours a light golden hue with a quickly fading head and a wonderful floral/citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Backs the aroma up with a nice citrus flavour although it seems to be overpowered by the bitterness. I had high hopes for this beer although i was a little disappointed.

4.1
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2011
Epic can do no wrong, this is a truly top notch hoppy & sessionable APA. Brilliant gold, lasting head, tropical and pine hop aromas - very understated yet inviting. Balance of flavour between malts and hops is spot on - the lack of assertive crystal malt improves drinkability and means the beer can finish with the softest bitterness without becoming cloying. If it was a little more affordable this would be my go to session beer.

3.8
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a brilliant golden orange with a dense white head. Super fresh hop aromas. They dominate completely with some fruit salad and a little pine coming through. Cant get over how fresh this aromas is. Like sticking you head in a bag of hop flowers. Really nice. Initially some sweet light malt before an assertive resiny bitter hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. A little one sided but a great beer. Makes me a feel a little old though as I can remember buying lots of flying nun albums

4
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
500 ml bottle picked up at New World in Wellington. Pours light golden with fluffy white head. Huge hop aroma with citrus undertone. Bitter yet smooth. Grapefruit aftertaste, dry and not too acidic. Very drinkable.

4.1
bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
Crystal clear pale gold under a puffy white head. Great lacing. Light fresh bread & biscuit malt, lots of floral hops, plenty of passionfruit, pine and citrus characters. Nice bitterness with a hint of white pepper. Very appealing bitter resinous hops that linger on the palate. Most enjoyable APA.

3.7
hawthorne00 (3989) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pale gold with a large white head (that’s ahem, downy splendour) . Aroma of gooseberries, lychees, lemon sherbet, white pepper. Soft mouthfeel. A very little light biscuit, tropical fruits, rippling spices at the crisp, bitter finish. As good as, but more Kiwi hop accented than their normal pale ale.


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