rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, clean amber color, with a frothy bubbly white head, nice floral tropical fruity, lychee, rambutan, pear, lime peel, pineapple, earthy leafy, grassy, piney cedary hoppy nose, with a light green grapefruit rind, faint, lemongrass spiciness, green tea leaf note, with a sublte, toasted, pale, malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery fruity, zesty citrusy, lemon, lime, green grapefruit peel, piney, resiny, leafy, minty hop, spicy peppery, lemongrass character, with some tropical light lychee, rambutan, lime rind, pineapple fruity flavours, with a faint toasty, caramel, pale malt undertone, leading towards a spicy lemongrass, citrus lime, green grapefruit, rind, piney, cedary, minty, leafy hop bitterness finish.
Metalbeerman (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my "cup of tea" as it is a strong IPA tasting brew. I like a few IPAs but this is not one. My friend loves it, so different strokes. The citrus taste, especially the grapefruit, is off putting.
Marko (3932) - 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 (1389) - 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 (262) - 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 (244) - 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 (2048) - 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 (15) - 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 (143) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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!