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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A.

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4.5
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2012
Yeah. It’s good if you can get it. This is one of those beers, like Gumball Head, that you could just pour into a glass and carry around smelling for a while before actually drinking. The Citra hops are wonderful, but fellow-brewing friends of mine believe they’re also using Amarillo in this. Perhaps the Citra shares some of the same qualities, but with the shortage on Citra hops, it’s amazing that 3F can still put this out. Only have seen this available at the brewery. Golden-orangeish pale ale with a clean bitterness and a nice malt backbone.

4.9
kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle courtesy of toffsbury - thanks a million! Pours a bright nearly-clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is a blast of citra hops - all that tropical fruit goodness. Taste is extremely well-balanced, some sweet caramelly malt up front, immediately followed by a citra explosion of tropical and citrus fruits, and a little pine. Bitterness creeps up but never gets overpowering. Great medium-full body, with perfect carbonation. Top-of-the-line pale ale. Wow, this is fantastic stuff!

5
rruhl1981 (25) - medina, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
Poured from bottle, light head, golden orange in color, light on the palate, smooth drinkability, flavor was incredible light slightly fruity almost perfect

4.1
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
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.

3.9
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
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.

4.4
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
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.

4.1
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
(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.

4.4
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
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.

3.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
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.

4.5
jhliesen (833) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
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!


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