I reckon Luke Nicholas and the Epic team have found the perfect combination of American hops (Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic) in this beer…WOW! Rip open the can and the room is littered with passionfruit, mango and tangerine aromas that even a lager-lover would embrace! Complexity is kept in check with this beer as it is only a pale ale, but those aromas grab a hold of you and you are fooled into thinking you’re about hit a big, juicy double IPA! The beer coats your tongue with a nice dry powdery feel that I wasn’t initially sure about, but have come to love. I’m constantly on the hunt for good value fridge fillers and this beer ticks all the boxes. It comes in a six-pack for about $24 or a case of 24 direct from the brewery is a steal at $90. Epic are indeed one of New Zealand’s best executers of “The Haze Revolution”.
About The Author
Mark Gower ‘aka Crafty Mark’ had his passion for beer ignited with selection to the New World Beer and Cider Awards as an associate judge in 2016. Keen to share the knowledge gained at the judging table, Mark started a weekly video blog which featured on the New World Facebook page. The blogs set out to dispel some of the myths around craft beer and bring new drinkers to the category. Being selected to judge at the prestigious Malthouse WCIPA challenge in 2019 stands out as one of his favourite moments so far…it also happens to be one of his favourite styles when enjoying a cold beer with friends. Mark hopes to start brewing his own beer soon using a recently purchased 50L brew house…watch this space!
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