brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Pours a dark orange color with a finger length white head. Dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells of intense, juicy, sweet fruits like pineapple, mango, grapefruit, some peach, tiny bit of floral notes, lots of tropical fruit, sweet carmel. Almost like a bubblegum smell. Taste starts a hefty dose of citrus, sweet, savory fruits like pineapple, mango, and peach, get some floral qualities as well. Very classic floyds taste. Then gets even sweeter with the carmel malts and more fruits. Then finishes with more citrus fruits, even more tropical fruits, more carmel. Nice dry finish. During the entire taste profile, a good amount of hop bitterness lingers. Somewhat bitter, but just so darn smooth, fruity, and refreshing and definitely not as intense as the aroma suggests. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation, which adds to the refreshing quality of the beer. Have had it many times, and never ceases to amaze me. Best session beer on the market.
Marko (3931) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I was making my way to Zmajska’s prerelease, when I chanced upon the Nova Runda guys & Iznogud having a tasting at Ro&Do, and NR’s Marko invited me to try something... Something really, really special. This. Enormous thanks guys (especially Iznogud who brought it I guess). Dark amber/orange. Fresh, "chewy", pungent aroma, gummibears & very very light alcohol (?!), perfumey and sweetish. Damn attractive. Drier interesting silky taste, creamy/yoghurty peachy taste, notes of orange, slightly salty (?), fine bitterness, lovely. Medium bodied, just right. Mild, enjoyable bitter aftertaste. Damn well executed APA, extremely glad to have tried it!
jefcon (1385) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of orange soda, cardamom, lemon and lime zest. However, lots of lupulin and earthy notes on the long, rich palate. Lush hops, and a great cereal background to showcase them.
SimonTja (261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller bar.
Okay, slight hoppiness on nose, citrus, grapefruit, stone fruits and pine. Not in your face hoppiness at all, but more so balanced hoppiness. Taste does not live up to the nose, malt body is quite easy and a nice foundation. Expected more, would say Surly Furious, Omnipollo Mazarin and Arctic Sunstone are way better pale ales.
MrHult (243) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap på Mikkeller Stockholm. Dimmig ljus bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Mycket Välbalanserad Apa men hypen gjorde att jag förväntade mig mer.
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours orange with a small white head and beautiful lacings. Aroma is honey, grapefruit, peach and thyme. Taste is just pulsating with grapefruit. Lovely beer, perfectly rounded and balanced. Medium bitterness and carb. Goes right to the top of my APA-list...right next to Amager's and a Three Floyd's Arctic Sunstone.
- with thirst, Niklas
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a glass mug at Local Option. Zombie Dust has a fantastic nose of piney herbal hop goodness. A zesty sharp palate cleansing carbonation scrapes your tongue clean and leaves behind a fruity bitter dank hoppiness. Definitely a hop forward beer and I can see why it is beloved by hopheads. Too bitter for me but impeccably made.
ckemps35 (14) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow - great beer! Picked some up on the way back from Chicago directly at the brewery. This really has a "grapefruit" kick to it, in the citrus/bitterness taste. The only reason this beer isn’t a perfect rating is because I am not the biggest "bitter" beer lover, but it is very good, top few beers I’ve ever had. I drank straight from the bottle, and I found the beer very drinkable for being a bit on the bitter side. This would compliment food very well. Overall, not even being my style of beer (not a big Pale Ale guy), I love this beer, and it remains the best Pale Ale I have ever had.
mrohia (142) - - SEP 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Timothy O'Toole's Pub, Chicago, draft. Aroma is of sweet hops and pink grapefruit. Very fragrant. Cloudy and golden color. Delicious. Not overpowering. Soft and luscious palate. Average lacing. I could happily drink only this the rest of my life.
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scootimus (1) - Indianapolis, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not sure why it is labeled pale because it has a sharp citrus flavor with a clean dry finish. Excellent!
MSBrindbergs (328) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fat på Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm.
Dimmig/grumlig bärnsten med vitt skum.
Doftar så jävla bra av tropisk frukt, ananas, mango osv.
Perfekt balanserad i sötman och beskan. Jag är mållös och då är jag ändå förkyld!
Vilken jävla öl...
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