KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012sjohnny (626) - - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. The pour was a clear copper brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fluffy head that had great retention and possessed really good sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet biscuit malt, spruce and cascade hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (orange), caramel and a pronounced dark fruit (plum) presence.
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a note of caramel and a strong fruity presence in the beginning, and then became somewhat hoppy with a nice creamy bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a wonderful sweet hoppiness left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a very well balanced Pale Ale, with just the right amount of bitterness to go along with the mild fruity sweetness...
Tons of citrus. Apricot. Some other fruits. Opaque murky orange/brown Amber. Moderate off white head with fair retention. A good bit of lacing left behind. Orange. Grapefruit. Peach. Earth. Crisp bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JorgeLee (2086) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
On tap, Kuma’s Too. Pretty exciting to finally get hold of one of these legendary Three Floyds beers! This was deep amber almost copper in colour, much more caramel malt and resulting sweetness than I expected. White foam, medium carbonation. Very hop plant hoppiness, fresh. More than any beer I’ve ever had it tasted like you were sucking on the hops, or maybe their juices, before they go into the kettle. Grapefruit, citrus, a bit of pine, but also quite...hoppy. Quite bitter. Clearly a great brewing effort to get that intensity and faithfulness of flavour, but was it actually the nicest or most drinkable pale I’ve had? Probably not. LetsGoState (877) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Appearance is a deep amber and thick white head. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is creamy with a nice balance of medium bitter hops and some sweeter malt. Cybercat (5740) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a golden tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, coffee, and a hint of charred hops. Flavor offers smoky roast malt, coffee, woody hops, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel presents thick body and good fizz. Long brew the king! Frothmeister (792) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Holy ___. I can not believe for a second that this is 6.5%. Everything about it is huge, and the hop profile is incredible. Pours a beautiful hazy rose-tinged orange with a beige cap. On the nose, CONCENTRATED resinous notes, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel. Fuller bodied, and above average sweetness with peach, apricot, passion fruit, and light caramel that tames itself into caramel, with light fruity notes under the resinous bitterness. This is like a DIPA hiding in a pale ale. I am beyond impressed with this. The best APA I’ve had by far. Wow. Wow.
lunatic (2) - Monclova, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2017 does not count
Great flavor, smooth finish. Cloudy appearance aroma is vanilla. Not much bite for an IPA but a good drinker.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmj399 (24) - Green Bay, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2017
This to me is every bit the equal to Zombie Dust. A bold citrusy pale ale that’s just crushable. Putting down a six pack is no problem. Juicy and delicious! OsuStu (262) - - FEB 18, 2017
Draft. Copper color with a short tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, orange rind, and alcohol. A little apple, caramel, citrus, and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Nsanders (1136) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Medium orange with a big white head. Bright orange juice, honey, resin and slight alcohol aromas. Has a medium sweet flavor with a resiny bitter finish. Medium body with a bubbly feel PotjeBier (3211) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2017 First try: Bottle, shared at a tasting in Tokyo. A bit too old I think (bottled August 2016?). Hazy amber color. Sticky off white to beige head. Aroma’s: sweetish, sweet fruit, brown sugar. Retronasal it’s caramel, sweet fruit, resin. Flavor is moderate bitter with some hoppy sourness and light sweetness. Light bodied. Finish is rather bitter. Need to retry with a fresh bottle sometime. 6/3/7/3/14
Second try: Bottle @ home, bottled 04/27/17, enjoyed 06/20/17. Appearance: see above. Aroma’s of resin/spruce, flowery hops, some bready/caramel malt. Retronasal there’s fruity hops, sourness, spruce. Flavor is moderate bitter, a bit hoppy sour, light caramel Medium bodied. Long hoppy finish, but only mildly bitter. Much, much better fresh. 8/3/8/3/16