Epic Pale Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
330ml bottle poured into pint glass 6/3/14 from notes
A clear copper with bubbles of all sizes feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves lots of random lace deep down the glass
S canned peaches, mango, apricot, sweet malt, butterscotch, and soft caramel with some faint spruce and floral notes, hopped up but there's some balance
T a hint of sweet orange rind to go with what I smell, slightly more caramel, tastes as good as it smells
M medium bodied, almost creams up from the bubbles, slippery on the palate after the fact
O great drinkable pale, lots going on in something I could drink for a while without getting board
I've had some great stuff from Epic and this one's no different, I ended up drinking this one a few times while in NZ
03-15-2014 22:27:24 | More by wordemupg
1.7/5 rDev -57%
I'm a bit new to IPA and found this beer way too overpowering. Poured well, but literally smelled and tasted like piss. Way way too bitter for me. I could not finish it. Yes I know lots seem to like it, but this one wasn't for me. Perhaps the beer had gone south. Worth a try, but be forewarned.
12-06-2013 11:24:01 | More by Ravman29
4.04/5 rDev +2.3%
A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops and lychees are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of lychees and is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness form the hops. Hints of buttery malts are also noticeable.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite hoppy for the style but is very easy to drink. I really liked the hop aromas and flavors because they were reminiscent of lychees.
07-12-2013 00:00:07 | More by metter98
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
On tap at Brew on Quay, Auckland,NZ
A: Serve a deep copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.
S: Aroma of some pine and citrus with a bit of malt sweetness and fresh grain.
T: Taste of citrus and mild malt sweetnbess with a bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Medium body, crisp, somewhat creamy with a rich flavor. Nicely balanced.
O: Very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.
05-31-2013 23:46:13 | More by soju6
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
Clear pale brass with lumpy eggshell head that fades to film but rims and speckles.
Big fresh herbal hop nose with lemon zest, underneath is oily flowers, tangerine and some caramel - deep.
Cookie dough and maybe apricot jam then clean grapefruit, evergreen and lemon sorbet hops.
Grapefruit zest finish with slight catiness and tingly linger. Light but chewy, salty, some oil.
Clean and bright APA. Nothing overpowering (or overly impressive) but the hops are layered a bit and it's all very well balanced. NS gives a bit of musty fruit, but nowhere near overpowering. Not much of a malt backbone together with the mineral content makes this lean and a bit unforgiving, very much of the San Diego out-of-balance-on-purpose school. Promising, for my first taste of Epic.
11-15-2012 09:45:10 | More by StJamesGate
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and spicy hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with pineapple, grapefruit, and mango hops with some bitterness. Through the middle, some spicy and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and a touch of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of tropical and spicy hops with some bitterness and some sweet lightly bready malts and a bit of pepper.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced APA with a good hop profile and bitterness.
09-01-2012 02:43:02 | More by ngeunit1
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
Bottle at Beer Deluxe. From notes.
A - Poured bright with a light copper colour and a one finger white head. Decent lace and good retention.
S - Tropical fruit, grass, fresh fruits.
T - Tropical fruit, grass, pine.
M - Good carbonation, medium body and a nice bitterness.
O/D - A decent Kiwi pale ale. Odd twang to it but good stuff while being easy drinking too.
08-31-2012 12:15:29 | More by tbeckett
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
This is a great pale ale with nice well-rounded character.
Dark gold/pale amber, it has a big off-white head that steadily shrinks to a foamy ring and a little lace.
Aroma is pine, hint of grapefruit, pineapple, hint of leaf and grain - it's very hoppy and yeasty-juicy and has a mineral hint as well.
Taste is leafy-spicy-peppery hop with juiciness, mineral, bread. It has a nice, well-rounded juicy, lively, spritzy character. It's light but characterful.
08-26-2012 06:50:24 | More by Offa
Epic Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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