CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to kmyers8807: Pours a clear bright golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a bountiful fresh resinous citric hoppy nose with a touch of pale malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and a clean malt profile dripping with citrusy hop flavor and a crisp bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Very smooth and enjoyable.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought from Michigan by my brother. Pours clear gold with a medium off-white head. Piney and sort of oniony hop nose with a bit of malt and citrus. Malty flavor with citrusy and piney hops before an oniony finish.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three Floyds has never disappointed, and this exceptional American Pale Ale is no exception.
Ap: Pours a golden-orange, not quite clear but not quite hazy either. Sizeable head.
Ar: Wonderfully potent. Plenty of citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon) with resin and pine hops as well.
T: Deliciously sweet, even tropical tasting (pineapple)? Some sweet malts (a hint of caramel) to balance the powerful citrus and floral hops.
M: Average body and carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle thanks to ktown67) clearing gold with lasting creamy white head. Nose is very tropical, mango, bit dank, super fresh citrus. Taste of biscuit, citrus and tropical, fresh and really nice. Oily but dry. One of the best pale ales ever.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first beer purchase on ebay and man was it worth it. A dark gold pour with a medium sized white head. Resinious, citrus hop smell hits you immediately. Flavor is grapefruit, mango, and lemons. Very tasty brew with the enough malt to round it out. Would love to have at my disposal.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of pineapple and apricot notes, as well as some bread and biscuit malt. The flavor is just as good if not better. I get a ton of hop characteristics, including a lot of pine, orange and resin notes. There is also a good bit of bread and biscuit malt, and the bitterness level is low to medium. The beer is extremely drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jhliesen (786) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at 3Floyds. I’m not going to give a detailed rating, just more of the experience. I was in town visiting the folks and we thought, what the heck let’s go to 3F. Fat chance of getting in. So we waited about 20 minutes to buy beer, Zombie Dust being the main attraction. The pub was so crowded that only 2 people at a time could get in. Many jokes in the line were along the Soup Nazi fame. People were carted out cases of Zombie Dust! I got my 6 pack, opened one that night, took another in my luggage back to Florida and enjoyed it on a lovely Saturday evening (the other 4 were downed by my parents). Easily the most perfect Pale Ale made, or is it Cigar City? Either way, I’m in heaven!
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful dark gold with a fleeting small white head. Big hops aroma off the top (pine and citrus). Creamy mouthfeel with a big flavor of bubble gum and pineapple. Coats your mouth sits there nice, sweet and refreshing until the next sip.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brownish/orange color. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is great, hops, fruits, a malt balance, a touch of bitterness. Overall this is a top notch beer worth seeking out.
jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RobertDale - thanks. Pours a shimmering golden/copper color with a modest white head. Lots of sticky sheet lacing. Nose is intese with ripe and pungent hops; citrus and piney. Lots of grapefruit. The taste is full of hops, as anticipated. A very modest malty background provides no break from the rampant citrus and piney hops. I wouldn’t call it bitter either. Just pure hop flavor. Nicely done FFF, this beat the hype hands down.