HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light caramel and citrus, but mostly passion fruit in the aroma. Golden in color, it retained a thin head until the last drop. The taste is lightly sweet with a light bitter finish, and the palate is very creamy for a pale ale. Overall, this is a fantastic pale ale. Trying this beer reminded me of trying Zombie Dust the first time, when it was still named Cenotaph. The aroma really differentiates this ale from other pales, similarly to Zombie Dust. While Zombie Dust is extremely hopped for a pale, the palate is thin and the bitter finish can become a bit overwhelming if enjoying more than a couple of pints. Walkabout is balanced much better, and more easily enjoyed with its soft mouth feel. If Three Floyds brewed this, it would be an instant smash. However, if Flat 12 keeps brewing ales likes this, the rest of the country may have another Indiana brewery to envy.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ridiculous pour... simply unacceptable to have an entire glass of foam with no liquid on an APA. When the dust settles (I’m at the ten minute mark now) there is a thin layer of fairly clear gold at the bottom of six or seven inches of foam. Aromas are OK, but subdued. A little bit of grain dust and tropical fruit are about all I pick up. Surprisingly, the flavor is not of infected beer, but it is a kind of muted APA with Galaxy hops. I have to wonder whether this would have stronger hop punch with less carbonation. It’s an alright beer I guess, but a little annoying and I would like to try it again without the carbonation issues.
edwardbass (366) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild hops aroma. Very light amber color. Flavor is bright hops bitterness with a little bit of malt. Decent IPA. Not up there with the elite IPAs, but pretty darn good.
GTAEgeek (953) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade with Fletche00. Pours a hazy caramel color with a big, pillowy, cream colored head, and good lacing. The first thing on the nose is massive grapefruit, followed by some butterscotch, pine sap, and light resin. The flavor is sweet and juicy up front, with an aggressive hop bitterness in the finish. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, tapering off to a light sourness. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and chewy. Overall, this is a big, thick beer, especially given the ABV. The hop aroma is brilliant, but the bitterness is a little off-putting. Still, this is an very good pale ale.
boxofrane (1714) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at a constant spring. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma Has hints of peach, pineapple, floral notes. The taste has a dry bitterness, a sweet dry pineapple juice. Very nice!
JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is big tropical fruits, juicy citrus, and just a hint of pine. Juicy bitterness. Very refreshing. Delicious beer and outstanding for the style.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. glass full of foam. fades to a stable, rocky, beige color. cloudy orange beer. piney, earthy aroma. bitter flavor. slightly over hopped imo for a PA. not very sweet. medium bodied. head retention like an ice cream float you could cut with a knife. funny spicy tannic flavors.
jmagnus87 (2050) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. From notes. Loads of citrus and caramel. Very good. I would gladly drink this again.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gold/orange with a small white head.
Tropical fruit and passionfruit slam your nose with a little bit of dankness to it as well. Very unique aroma.
Flavor follows the nose closely. Wonderful passion fruit up front taste with a little bitterness coating the back of the tongue. Surprisingly smooth.
A touch sticky and good carbonation levels.
I’ve had Flat12 many times, but this was my first trip to their site. Very quality beer and this one went first of all the growlers I took to a party.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malts and grass. Taste is grapefruit and malts.
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Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Aroma of grapefruity hops and bubblegum. HUGE power punch of grapefruit hops in the flavor Aggressive bitterness but not too over the top. This has all the hop flavor of a Double IPA while still being somewhat balanced.