Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, tan. Chewyish nose with woody, citrusy notes. Fruity, and bright up front, with herbal notes as well. The malts are clean and balanced. Earthy, bright, tasty APA.
BobbySolo (27) - - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A favorite of mine from Three Floyds and lets be honest, the art is killer. A hoppy beer with balanced overall flavor and a cloudy color that could trick one into thinking it may even leave a residue, a dust on the tongue.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle @ tasting with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Courtesy of Joes. Clear golden color, full white head. Smell pine, pineapple, hops, fruityness. Taste hops, fruityness, bitter, citrus, pine. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very, very good beer!
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 I originally reviewed this back on 03-31-2012 and gave it a 3.55. I believe the bottle was old as I got some oddly savory (pizza goldfish) flavors and aromas. Take two on a fresher bottle!
12 oz bottle into a 3F pint glass. This was picked up in early July. Reviewing on 7/16/2012.
A - Golden clear amber body. Splotchy one finger off-white head. Really small and tight bubbles. Great lacing and retention.
S - Very grapefruit and mango heavy with some caramel malts. There is also a savory and danky spice to the aroma. A bit of grass and earthiness in the finish.
T - More of the grapefruit and mango hops with that dankiness. Some caramel malts and a bitter finish, although the bitterness quickly washes away. Really awesome blend of citrus and tropical flavors with a pleasant spicy earthiness. Mouth feel is medium to light with nice carbonation.
O - Probably the best pale ale I’ve had, although I feel like 3F is stretching the category a bit as its pretty much an IPA. Having a fresh bottle certainly renewed my faith in the citra hop.
LostHops287 (18) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hops aroma. Big malty backbone. Unlike a west coast ipa but pretty decent
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maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mike12da. Thanks. Big tropical fruit (mango) nose w/ a touch of earthiness. Dusky gold, with steady centered carbonation and thick lacing. Solid and fruity with a slight alc warmth. Tastes more like an IPA, really. Medium body. Even at a low alc level, this holds all the flavors together well. Easy and smooth. Could drink quite a few of these without tiring of it.
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mike12da. Lovely nose of tropical fruit, like papaya, pine, grass. Subtle and beautiful. Pretty deep honey gold color with a low head. Sweet and fruity flavor, mango, orange, pepper, pine. Smooth, with low alcohol presence. Oily palate. Nicely bitter finish. Nose outshines the flavor a bit.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t usually go for pale ales but with the hype surrounding Zombie Dust, I gave it a try. This is great for this style. It’s like a light and crisp IPA with a beautiful undertone of luscious fruit. I would make this a regular session beer if I had better access to it. For now I’m content with the occasional 4-pack. Great brew overall.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear nectarine-gold pour with a thin, lacy white heady. Citrus, mango funk, melon, pineapple, and some spicy garden roots in the nose. I know this is all about the hops, but the malt presence is too light for my personal taste preference. Some light crackery malt shows up mid-late, as does a twinge of alcohol. Medium body, average carb, with a lasting grassy bitterness in the finish. Good beer, quite drinkable, and I can definitely see why people love it. The nose is great, but is overall just too lean in ’substance/flavor’ for me to get much more excited than a mid-three score.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly sweet caramel under layers of hops stone fruits... Amazing aroma for a pale... Unmistakably a pale ale with intense aroma... Lively medium bodied dry finish... Grassy flavors mingle with fruity flavors with a light light note of the sweetness from the aroma.... An excellent pale... Clear pale amber with a lingering retentive head ... Lacing for days...