KyotoLefty (6574) - 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 (561) - 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 donít usually go for pale ales but with the hype surrounding Zombie Dust, I gave it a try. This is great for this style. Itís 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 Iím 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 ísubstance/flavorí for me to get much more excited than a mid-three score.
jeff789 (1407) - 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...
mpt1735 (2) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had it on tap at berwery just amazing... If you can have it on tap def. try it........
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great looking bottle by 3F. Pale yellow to orange colour with a big white head. Smells hoppy, fruity, very fresh, pine, orange peel, great! Tastes very bitter, refreshing, fruity, complex., hoppy. Close to perfect. Great carbo, full fresh body, long after.
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thx to my bro...pours orange. Taste is smooth pine citrus gapefruit...perfect hopps. Definatly in my top 5 fav ipa,s
jmikolich (1468) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from 3F brewpub during their destruction phase. Pour is wonderful, nose is just out of this freaking world.. taste is pure bliss.. only thing preventing this from being higher is palate, a little thin.. but the drinkability and taste makes me want to bathe in this.. repeatedly
PhillyCraft (3329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle. Couldnt wait to try this pale ale from 3F. Poured a hazy, lively carbís, copper color. Massive white head, lacing had strong retention. Aromas were very impressive wit tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and seashore coming through. Taste is fruity citra hops, tangy and resinous pine, butter oak, ocean salt. Complex and refreshing pale ale. Alpha king is great but this is more my style.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 lace.
S - Aroma is full of citrus hops with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and some tropical fruits. There is also some sweet caramel malt and a bit of biscuit.
T - Starts off with some grapefruit and orange peel hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts in the background. Through the middle some pineapple and mango comes through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bit of pine hops resin, good bitterness, and a bit of sweet malt.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really great hop profile for an APA. The citrus flavors are nice and strong throughout and have some good complexity.