thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Thanks to Bobby Berbiglia for sharing the wealth. Aroma is just crazy citrus. Just amazing, if act perfect. Glowing orange with winter ring slight lacing. Really tasty bitter citrus. Citrus dominated pale ale. elad (12) - - DEC 27, 2012
As soon as you open this beer you can smell the hops! Itís a hop bomb! Very balanced beer! Best American Pale Ale every!!!! WiBeerSnob (3) - Somerset, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
In my view, the best IPA in the country. Very hoppy with a nice mix of citrus. The way ipa should be brewed, hoppy, never bitter, easy to drink!
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 11/12/2012. HUGE thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! Unfortunately, itís 6 months old, but beggars canít be choosers...
12 oz bottle poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours an intensely cloudy orange-copper color. The head is a one finger white color with some fantastic retention - itís been about a minute and the head is still there
S: Thereís no doubt this zombie is but a shadow of its former self, though it has held up well enough to be pretty good. This has a lot of papaya, mango, and honeydew melon, along with a piny brightness. I also detect a very subtle sweetness to it.
T: Extremely good for a six month old pale ale. Most of the bitterness is midpalate; the opening flavors are melony and sweet, while the finish is wonderfully neutral and bready. Nonetheless, this offers a decent melange of tropical fruits. If only it were fresh *sigh*...
M: This feels a LOT lighter than it looks, and goes down with amazing ease. Carbonation is perfect for what this beer is, perhaps a hair too light. The finish is surprisingly wet, likely due to the (un)dead hops.
O: I really like it - but it pains me to review it in this state, given the circumstances. On the plus side, I could really see this being one of my favorite beers EVER fresh, so needless to say, Iíll be on the hunt for fresh bottles of this! bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12oz Bottle A - Pours orange amber with a one finger peach head gives away to soap suds. Mild lacing ok carbonation S - Floral tropical fruit T - Citra is an amazing hop. Orange peel, zesty, crisp, and a nice malt structure M - medium bodied, clean, easy drinking O - I prefer this slightly more than Alpha King. Outstanding Beer!
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Wow super flavorful brew. Hoppy little sweetness and just delicious. Finest apa Iíve ever tried. wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a light yellow color with a medium-sized head. Aroma is floral and hops. Taste is hops and citrus. Mildly bitter finish. I think this oneís a bit over-rated here on ratebeer. fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
This is one of the best apaís around. Fresh juicy citrus note on the nose. The flavor is like dank, fruity hop pillow. Amazing ChiGuy68 (594) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Best aroma of any beer Iíve tried and the taste to back it up. What can I say, Itís my favorite beer! kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Draft. Pours a clear golden orange color with a nice white head. Really nice lacing. Strong hippy aroma with both fruit and floral notes. Nice fruit forward hop note that has a building bitterness. Very balanced. Can see why this is the #1 APA. Fantastic.