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Zombie Dust

Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This American Pale Ale opens with pine, grass, and dank hop aromas, which dissipate fairly quickly. Assertive fruity aromas follow, including citrus and pear. It pours a hazy, deep gold color with a tall, white head that lasts until the final sip. This beer's flavor is fruity and juicy with a note of pine. It has moderately high bitterness and a smooth finish that is both malty and bitter. The hop flavors grow fruitier as it warms. There is a substantial clean, sweet malt backbone that makes this beer very close to evenly balanced between malt and hops. Still, it comes off as clearly American rather than English in overall balance. A substantial example of the style, this APA is one to savor.  

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