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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Zythos is a 6% American pale ale brewed exclusively with one type of hop: Zythos.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin frothy mocha head. In aroma, nice smooth floral hops, with nice citrus, menthol, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with piney and citrusy floral hops, lingering and smooth, nice. On tap at brewery, Dec. 9 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a near clear orange gold with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice citrus note with a bit of grapefruit bitterness and light grain. Flavor has a good amount of citrus up front with a hint of light grapefruit with a nice grain backing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Draft to taster at Cigar City. Looks solid; burnt-orange with foamy off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; bitter hops and semi-sweet malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof Brewing Company. Medium copper pour, off-white head with nice lacing. Slightly funky aroma with some toe jam notes. Flavor has some white grape accents, an odd unidentified spice, some juicy nectarine accents and just a touch of bitter citrus. Thickish, rich mouthfeel. Different, but pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a deep hazy orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is big citrus hops with grapefruit and a hint of pine. Flavor is similar- sessionable-ish and lots of big hops, kind of astringent in the finish, but a hop bomb nonetheless. Light to medium and body and pretty darned good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, pours a light amber color, aromas oof citrus, lemon zest, light sweet malt, and a touch of caramel. Flavors follow suit, little bitter orange peel in the aftertaste. A solid beer to drink outside.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3656) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Growler thanks to my loving wife: Poured a copper burnt orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma was hops and fruit. Very juicy wet hops with a nice mix of fruit and sweet balancing malts. Nice lingering taste!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2909) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Proof. Brown-orange pour with thin light tan head and frothy sheets of lace. Earthy malt aroma. Tastes are wet hops, spices, orange, breast. Strange creamy thin texture. Huh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Of the 3 pale ales I tried on tap at the brewery, this one is the best. The body is so juicy and thirst quenching! Pours unclear orange amber with a creamy white head. Aroma brings juicy hop sweet hop notes. Flavors are sweet and juicy citrus hops as well on a bigger than expected juicy body. Wow!


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