Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - AUG 12, 2011
Not a great beer by any stretch but very good for a lager, and perhaps the best of the sty;e I’ve ever had. Not hoppy but the presence is felt. Very good balance throughout and the mild sweet malt edge is nice. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
500ml bottle. A clear, bright bronzed straw colour with a small, slowly disappearing white head. Green, slightly grassy and almost vegetal hop notes coupled with subtle grain and biscuity pale malts. Light to medium body and medium carbonation with a clean, low to medium intensity though moderately protracted finish. Solid lager with decent hop presence without being out of character for the style. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle 330ml at the Courthouse. Pretty good for a pale lager. Aromas of wet leaves, with hints of citrus. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a thin head. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
Possibly a bit funky/vegetal on the initial nosing, then citrus and a whiff of banana. Enduring fluffy white head.
First taste was dry with roast barley, coconut rough and golden syrup. Cleansing with a lovely lingering hop character - a twist of bitterness and citrus and the end. Inviting.
This beer was described by the brewer as a gateway for New Zealand palettes into the Epic Pale Ale. It uses German/Czech pilsener malt and hops. This beer was brewed out of a brewing philosophy rather than as an outright assault on a tired mainstream market. beer-yum (1955) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2013
A nice enough brew (that is handily eclipsed by many of its Epic brethren).
explosivedog (1833) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours gold. Lemon, biscuit, little hay, little acidity. Light and crisp. Decent. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of cracker and grainy malts with some grassy and floral hops and a bit of citrus hop.
T - Starts off with a mix of grain and cracker malts with a touch of lemon and citrus hops. Through the middle, some grassy and floral hops come through with a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of grainy and cracker malts, grassy hops, and some lager esters.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and grainy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good refreshing lager with nice overall balance and a refreshing mouthfeel. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Draught. Pours golden with a lively white head. Malt, cut grass and citrus. Good hoppiness for a lager. Thin-medium bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and bitter finish. A refreshing beer. It’s great to find well crafted lagers out here. Pyobon (1531) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2012
(500ml bottle) Poured clear pale amber with nice off-white head. Nice but subtle aroma from the hops - floral, pineapple. Medium body with good carbonation. Hops dominate the flavour from start to finish. There’s very little else left in the flavour except at the start perhaps some lemony notes. However the hop flavours do evolve, ending with a good assertive bitterness that is not very long lasting. Overall a very hop dominated beer and somewhat unbalanced, but still very drinkable.